hitomi – WORLD! WIDE! LOVE!June 11, 2009 at 4:14 PM | Posted in hitomi | Leave a comment
1. WORLD! WIDE! LOVE!
2. Kokoro no Sougen (ココロの草原)
3. WORLD! WIDE! LOVE! (instrumental)
4. Kokoro no Sougen (instrumental)
This is hitomi’s 33rd single and it was released on May 20, 2009. The single reached #119 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 645 copies.
It’s been well over 2 years since hitomi has released anything new but she’s finally returned from her hiatus! On the plus side, she has rebounded with a great single. WORLD! WIDE! LOVE! shows off that pop rock sound that hitomi does very well so it’s a high quality A-side. Even though I liked the “retro” phase as heard in her previous album LOVE CONCENT, I prefer when she dabbles into rock. In any case, I’m glad she’s back.
With its upbeat big brass arrangement, I really enjoyed Kokoro no Sougen. This is a fun song and I think it’s just as good as the A-side. hitomi’s vocals are cheery and she sings with a lot of enthusiasm as well. The chorus is my favorite part since it’s very catchy and features faster brass and percussion. Along with a new version of the A-side, this song will appear on her upcoming album LOVE LIFE 2.