KOKIA – Fate

June 3, 2010 at 9:12 AM | Posted in KOKIA | 4 Comments
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Fate is KOKIA’s 20th single and it was released on May 26, 2010. The single reached #85 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 1,132 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the movie Break Blade.

This cover makes me think of Gundam for some reason.

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Dammit KOKIA, stop being amazing! Among other things, Fate is big and grandoise. Imagine any song off REAL WORLD but on steroids. XD Not even considering it’s movie tie-in, the song has an epic theatrical atmosphere, like something you would hear right before a battle scene. It just has that kind of powerful prescence. The awesome orchestral arrangement blended with KOKIA’s Celtic styled vocal layering just completes it, as well.

Onto the B-side! Omoi is much more calmer and simpler. I would say the song is an extremely slow burner since it hardly features any changes in tempo but it does succeed in setting an omninous mood. Primarily composed of unsettling strings, it does sound pretty creepy. I guess that makes up for the song’s drowsy side.

Pros: I love Fate. KOKIA always takes it up a notch on her anime themed singles.
Cons: Omoi is kind of boring.

BASICALLY…this single beats Transparent by a longshot.

Overall Rating

4½ stars

Tracklisting

1. Fate
2. Omoi (ヲモイ)
3. Fate (instrumental)
4. Omoi (instrumental)

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  1. LOVED this single. Thanks for convincing me to go back to her work, Lex.

  2. OMG!!! xDDDDDDDDD…fate is AMAZING!!!!!!…i can’t stop saying OMG..it’s incredibly beautiful!!!!!! take that utada, Ayumi, and kumi!!!!!!! xDDDDD you guys suck!!!!!!!

    now, i have Angela Aki and KOKIA!!!!! wooohoooooo!!!!

  3. What’s with the rip-off of Gundam Unicorn on the cover? Haha

  4. This single is incredible. Both Fate and ヲモイ are simply stunning songs. I am so impressed.

    I must listen to more KOKIA.


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