Sayuri Sugawara – Sunao ni Narenakute

May 26, 2010 at 8:59 PM | Posted in Sayuri Sugawara | 1 Comment

Sunao ni Narenakute (素直になれなくて) is Sayuri Sugawara’s 3rd single and it was released on May 19, 2010. The single reached #18 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 5,858 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the drama of the same name.

OMG When did she get so pretty? I looooove this cover.

♦ ♦ ♦

After her debut album First Story, Sayuri Sugawara kicks off her new era with Sunao ni Narenakute. Featuring a soothing quality that is similar to Ano Hi no Yakusoku and Eternal Love, I think this song is delightful. The music is relaxing but not in a boring way thanks to Sugawara’s malleable voice. Her vocals compliment the song very well.

The first B-side Stay with you is so pretty. It’s positive and uplifting and I found it to be a little more catchy than the A-side. The chorus, the most cheerful aspect of the song, was my favorite part.

And lastly there’s GLOW, which adds some electric guitars into the mix. It has the R&B tinge of the first 2 tracks but the guitars do make it stand out. I also felt this track had the strongest arrangement since the beats were more prominent instead of piano or strings.

Pros: This was a GREAT single. I liked all the tracks.
Cons: I want some variety in the music next time. How about another Is This Love?.

BASICALLY…this single almost tops Kimi ga Iru Karaalmost.

Overall Rating

4 stars


1. Sunao ni Narenakute (素直になれなくて)
2. Stay with you
4. Sunao ni Narenakute (Instrumental)
5. Stay with you (Instrumental)
6. GLOW (Instrumental)


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  1. I thought this single was a huge piece of boredom, but w/e. i think it’s her best cover art so far.

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