Yuya Matsushita – YOU

May 10, 2010 at 8:55 PM | Posted in Yuya Matsushita | 2 Comments
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The cover of the regular edition

YOU is Yuya Matsushita’s 5th single and it was released on May 5, 2010. The single reached #18 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 4,849 copies.

Great cover. HE SO FLY. *lame song reference*

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I officially like this dude now. If you thought his last single Trust Me was good then you’ll most likely enjoy YOU. To me, the song is a lot like Trust Me in terms of overall structure but I thought it was improved upon. Everything is more aggressive and “in your face”. Matsushita’s vocals match the upbeat music pretty well, too. I’m glad that he’s performing hot dance songs like this because his earlier music has been mostly mid-tempo R&B tunes.

The B-side on his last single was a ballad and here we are with another one! Hallucination is veeeeery dramatic from start to finish. The music is loaded with sweeping strings and piano that perfectly flow with Matsushita’s strong vocals. Yeah, he’s got a great voice. It’s not too shrilly or weak and he’s got good tone. Anyway, the song ranks up there with LAST SNOW (his 2nd single) as one of his best ballads.

If you’re interested, his debut album I AM ME is out next month. I’ll be reviewing that, too.

Pros: Overall, this is his strongest single so far.
Cons: Like Trust Me, the A-side has a funky, out of place bridge section. >_>

BASICALLY…it’s not often that I get impressed by a male singer. ;D

Overall Rating

4½ stars

Tracklisting

1. YOU
2. Hallucination
3. YOU (Instrumental) [Limited edition bonus track]

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  1. have seen his face around but obviously with your review i’m gonna be checking him out a.s.a.p

  2. Yeah, his bridges seem really out of place. (And the Trust Me music video with them b-boy gangsta gear) Still, he is damn good. I’ll be looking forward to your review of his album!


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