Nihon wa Hitotsu Chikyuu ga Hitotsu
Inu no Onegai
Nihon wa Hitotsu Chikyuu ga Hitotsu (Original Karaoke)
Ino no Onegai (Original Karaoke)
1. Nihon wa Hitotsu Chikyuu ga Hitotsu
Since it seems that Miyu has ditched the J-pop act and went towards more of an enka style, it shows with her first song under Teichiku which is pretty much a straightforward kind of enka song though interestingly enough has kids singing in the background on the later parts. I have to admit though, I think Miyu’s vocals are pretty solid and still rather clean sounding than other enka artists who love to abuse vibrato like it’s nothing. This is actually not a bad song and kind of pleasant to listen to…kind of like how “Sakura” was.
2. Inu no Onegai
The B-side is kind of more or less the same song but a little more sad sounding. It has the same properties which is a little disappointing to hear kids once again sing backup to Miyu’s rather strong vocals. I do think the kids make it cuter with the whole ~sha la la~ parts but it’s just a clone of the A-side.
It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to Miyu last so it’s great to hear her still doing a singing career of sorts. However, I didn’t expect the label change from VAP to Teichiku (Nami Tamaki’s current label) so this was odd. However, it’s no surprise that she’s now more of an enka artist that a J-popper. Her first single under the label is actually quite nice even though both songs are kind of one and the same since both are ballads and features kids singing alongside. Hopefully she’ll find better ground on her second one.