Angela Aki – Ai no KisetsuSeptember 27, 2009 at 7:54 PM | Posted in Angela Aki | 2 Comments
Ai no Kisetsu (愛の季節) is Angela Aki’s 9th single and it was released on September 16, 2009. The single reached #7 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 13,278 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the drama Tsubasa.
Quit whining, guys! This cover is different. She’s BEHIND the piano instead of in front of it! *side eye*
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Ai no Kisetsu is taking a while to sink in because it doesn’t really leave a lasting impression. It’s an alright song but it feels like I’ve heard it several times before…well, when it comes to Aki’s upbeat songs at least (Sakurairo instantly came into my mind). Anyway, you don’t get anything new here. Even the “upbeat and inspirational” theme, like several songs before it, is getting a little stale.
The B-sides are more interesting though. Emily actually has some flair thanks to rhythmic piano and drums. The bridge was a nice highlight thanks to the background vocals and sudden change in the arrangement. Most importantly, who is this Emily?! First Dahlia and now this chick… quit playing with these poor girls, Angela. </3
Her cover of G.C. Cameron’s It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday is great too. Aki’s soulful vocals make this song shine, especially near the end. I LOVE her belting. lol
Pros: The B-sides are awesome. ♥
Cons: Unfortunately, Ai no Kisetsu is pretty drab. Send your hate comments now.
BASICALLY…Angela needs to mix it up a bit.
1. Ai no Kisetsu (愛の季節)
2. Emily (エミリー)
3. It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday