Kimi ga Iru Kara
Kimi ga Iru Kara (Instrumental)
Eternal Love (Instrumental)
Christmas Again (Instrumental)
1. Kimi ga Iru Kara
Since it is the the song used for Final Fantasy XIII, I wasn’t really expecting nothing different from all of the main ones from VIII, to the current game. Each of the series in betweem has had ballads as the tie-ins and Sayuri’s isn’t really breaking new ground or anything, and it isn’t as spectacular like “Eyes On Me”, “Suteki da ne” or even Kiss Me Good-Bye”, but it’s alright. Better than that Leona Lewis song that’s featured in the American release. Sayuri’s voice sounds pretty and a few people compared it to ayaka and I can see it completely, but ayaka already had her time in the FF lore xD. It’s good, but not the best.
2. Eternal Love
Also used in FFXIII, Eternal Love sounds more like something I’d want the game to have. It’s relaxing, a little more upbeat and sounds like the usual Sayuri since it mixes a bit of R&B into it. Sayuri’s vocals are a bit stronger and the song prolly doesn’t fit in the game, but it’s a lot nicer than “Kimi ga Iru Kara”.
3. Christmas Again
Where have I heard this guitar melody before? It’s so similar to some song. It’s different from the other tracks because of the inclusion of acoustic guitar and it’s not that bad of a song since Sayuri’s voice once again sounds good. While it is a Christmas song, it really doesn’t live up to other bigger songs…so it just comes off as mild.
So Sayuri’s 2nd single is rather mundane since it’s kind of becoming redundent against her previous releases. Though, with the FFXIII tie-in this will either make or break her, though there’s no reason that she shouldn’t get at least in the top 10 on Oricon. Thank god there’s an album after this so this is also the final single of the era.