Ken Hirai – Boku wa Kimi ni Koi wo Suru

October 27, 2009 at 7:19 PM | Posted in Ken Hirai | 2 Comments
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The cover of the CD+DVD edition

Boku wa Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (僕は君に恋をする) is Ken Hirai’s 31st single and it was released on October 21, 2009. The single reached #3 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 30,034 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the movie Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu.

Heeeey, Ken-chan got an upgrade. He looks kind of tired and drugged up but it’s still an upgrade!

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I didn’t care for Hirai’s last single CANDY so I’m glad that he quickly rebounded with Boku wa Kimi ni Koi wo Suru. This is a first rate ballad that definitely trumps his recent ones like Canvas and Itsuka Hanareru Hi ga Kite mo. Featuring a calm string and percussion based arrangement, I thought the music was very pristine. I like that it keeps a nice pace so it never gets boring. When it comes to the vocals, Hirai does a good job too.

Out of the 2 B-sides, I liked Catch you more. It reminds me of Do it!! from his last single because of the R&B and synth influences it has. However, this song is better because it has a much sharper sound. It doesn’t come off as clunky either. Hitori Janai is nice too but I could have done without the children chanting in the background. I guess it adds character to the song since it has this “cute” vibe to it.

Pros: The A-side is gorgeous.
Cons: Hitori Janai will take some more time to sink in.

BASICALLY…Ken’s music is better when he’s being serious. IJAF.

Overall Rating

4 stars

Tracklisting

1. Boku wa Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (僕は君に恋をする)
2. Hitori Janai (一人じゃない)
3. Catch you
4. Boku wa Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (less vocal)

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  1. I looove this single. Candy’s a-side was okay, but I like this a lot better. I also adore the movie that this is the theme song for <3

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