Akai Love Letter
Uta ga Kikoeru
Onaji Hoshizora no Shita de
Ah, the sounds of the beach opens up Eri’s mini-album. Since she’s an acoustic ladened performer, I was curious as to how she’d handle this. Gray sounds like what I would expect from a title like this. It’s somewhat depressing and slow-paced and Eri’s vocals are really sweet to listen to. I like it quite a bit for it’s sullen atmosphere and on-point vocals ^_^.
2. Doushite mo
Moving away from “Gray”, Doushite mo at first felt quite boring to me at first but hearing Eri sing at first threw me off because the first verse sounds like she was just merely speaking. It gets better the deeper you get into the tune but it doesn’t really stand out to me like the first song did unfortunately.
Hearing this song coming after “Doushite mo” made me happy since it picks up the pace and the song sounds heartfelt and really cute to listen to. It’s almost quite a romantic song to listen to since the title kind of gives this loving feeling away. I once again enjoyed hearing Eri’s soft vocals here…quite soothing to be honest.
4, Akai Love Letter
As the only upbeat song to the mini, Akai Love Letter sounds like it could’ve been performed by BONNIE PINK since it’s got a nice and steady beat and the vocals would just seem right but with Eri it works too because it’s charming and once again (cute). Not much to say about it besides that it’s a good song!
5. Uta ga Kikoeru
Since ballads are surrounding “Akai Love Letter”, I was slightly disappointed in finding that out. Uta ga Kikoeru might be the one I’d be rather uninterested in because of its light instrumentation and acoustic base. I just don’t find it great for me…but it might be good for those people that like stuff like this.
6. palm love
The sounds of the jungle open up palm love and is probably the most unique song off the mini-album since it sounds different but still retaining Eri’s acoustic sound. It’s calm and Eri’s vocals sound amazing here! I actually think it’s my favorite song here which is funny right?
7. Onaji Hoshizora no Shita de
Closing the mini out, Onaji Hoshizora no Shita de sounds kind of weird to me for some reason XD. It feels low quality because it feels like there’s some kind of sound blockage. It’s also the simplest ballad as well since it’s only strings and acoustic guitar. Honestly, it didn’t do much for me and it kind of blew over my headbut it works as the ending song.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard original music from Eri (meaning I don’t count the Ghibli cover album much). Sang is a pleasant mini-album from her and she sounds quite lovely in all of the songs. I do think Gray, Akai Love Letter, and palm love were the best of the mini…but the rest is actually quite nice as well…should try her out, might surprise you!