Touzainanboku Hitoritabi (instrumental)
You know what Umiyuki sounds like something I would hear in Kill Bill. JERO sounds just like Gackt in a very odd way. So the music, yes it’s an enka track but given a modern touch and kind of has a groove to it that I just love. The traditional enka instrumentals are just as prominent and it’s quite a nice touch. I don’t know what else I can say, but you just have to listen to this.
2. Touzainanboku Hitoritabi
We get another one, but this just isn’t as emotionally driven as “Umiyuki” is. JERO hits some of these odd notes, but he does sing the title really good and the music (still enka) is pretty cool and refreshing. I think people well like this track because it’s more upbeat.
Jeeze…I would have never guessed he would be singing enka, right? More or less singing in Japanese. Anyway, Umiyuki was a pretty straightforward single showing of his skills and the music he’s singing. I did like Umiyuki more than Touzainanboku Hitoritabi just because Umiyuki is just that epic.