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Kanon Wakeshima – Kimi wa Soleil November 25, 2015

Filed under: Kanon Wakeshima — solarblade @ 4:36 am


Track Listing

  1. Kimi wa Soleil
  2. Princess Charleston
  3. Kimi wa Soleil (instrumental)
  4. Princess Charleston (instrumental)

1. Kimi wa Soleil

I’m happy to see Kanon just be as active as she is.  Kimi wa Soleil is a bit of a departure from her strings by being a more airy and acoustic guitar pop/rock song (think of miwa or YUI), but taking a more mid-tempo route.  Not gonna lie, the song does kind of paints a different picture for Kanon, but I’m not sure her fans will think this song is of much flair.  I suppose it’s OK, but after “RIGHT LIGHT RISE”, this is somewhat disappointing.

2. Princess Charleston

Interesting to see Kanon bring back one of her older songs (an album track from her sophomore effort, “Shoujo Jikake no Libretto ~LOLITAWORK LIBRETTO~”), Princess Charleston wasn’t just a typical recut!  The song added about two minutes in length and the arrangement is a bit more fleshed out.  The updated version is quite nice and it’s fun and eccentric and Kanon sounds a lot more bubbly than I thought she did in the original.

So the 2nd single to the era, Kimi wa Soleil might not have been a strong single for her, but it wasn’t a complete failure.  The leading track is a bit devoid of the cello and it sounds a bit vanilla if anything otherwise.  At least this updated Princess Charleston made things sound better and nicer.  I’m just curious to see what’s next!


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