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Stephanie – because of you January 12, 2010

Filed under: Stephanie — solarblade @ 12:22 pm

Track Listing

  1. because of you
  2. To.Be.Me.
  3. Ben

1. because of you

Thank god she doesn’t begin this single with a whistle note this time.  Even though because of you is basically a refined version of “Kimi ga Iru Kagiri”, it’s still a pretty soothing track and it does have a certain Disney ballad quality about it.  She definitely does yell through the songs though, but I guess it makes it more epic???  Still it’s a better ballad than her debut.

2. To.Be.Me.

While we know Stephanie isn’t one to stick to one style, To.Be.Me. is a bit more rock-oriented and I enjoyed how it began so loud and fast.  It’s not bad at all, just very different I guess.  I guess there isn’t much to really complain about because I like Stephanie singing rock songs more than ballads right now.

3. Ben

Stephanie decided to cover Michael Jackson’s  “Ben” and honestly, her voice definitely suits the song because of her powerful vocals and it works for me because she really pulled it off nicely with just a piano arrangement.  Really pretty song though being only 3 minutes.



Stephanie’s 2nd single really surprised me because it basically fixed the problems that were wrong in “Kimi ga Iru Kagiri” and vocally made the three songs just stand out really nicely.  I really liked her cover for Ben though, really pretty song.


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