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Miyu Kasegi – Nihon wa Hitotsu Chikyuu ga Hitotsu January 2, 2012

Filed under: Miyu Kasegi — solarblade @ 6:25 pm

Track Listing

  1. Nihon wa Hitotsu Chikyuu ga Hitotsu
  2. Inu no Onegai
  3. Nihon wa Hitotsu Chikyuu ga Hitotsu (Original Karaoke)
  4. 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.

 

Miyu Kasegi – Shiawase na Hi September 26, 2009

Filed under: Miyu Kasegi — solarblade @ 5:45 am

shiawasenahi

Track Listing

  1. Shiawase na Hi
  2. Minna Yume no Naka
  3. Kumo no Utsushi e
  4. Shiawase na Hi (Instrumental)
  5. Minna Yume no Naka (Instrumental)
  6. Kumo no Utsushi e (Instrumental)

1. Shiawase na Hi

I’m not really sure why Miyu decided to shove Shiawase na Hi up to being an A-side.  As much as I really liked the track, it doesn’t deserve to have been shoved up to an A-side.  Shiawase na Hi is a chill pop tune from her and I have to say, she’s vocally strong so it’s great to hear that. 

 

 

**I will reedit this when the full single leaks….whenever that is…**  Miyu so far on this single has confused me with releasing Shiawase na Hi again, but this time as an A-side whether or not the other B-sides will stand out may or may not swerve my thoughts, but for right now, I call this a bad idea.

 

Miyu Kasegi – Sakura/Shiawase na Hi March 8, 2009

Filed under: Miyu Kasegi — solarblade @ 8:47 am
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sakurajima

Track Listing

  1. Sakura
  2. Shiawase na Hi
  3. Sakura (INST)
  4. Shiawase na Hi (INST)

1. Sakura

Wow, talk about a nice track.  Only at 19, I’m surprised Miyu sounds so pretty under the strings and other light instrumentation.  I do feel that sometimes she squeaks, but it’s not terrible.  It might not be the best ballad out there, but it’s a good track to represent the upcoming cherry blossom days.

2. Shiawase na Hi

I love the little latin guitar opening.  I found this song to be more interesting because there’s a little bit of synth involved and there’s a pretty cool beat.  Miyu even sounds better as well.  Showing a more calm and pristine side of her and how she can do some upbeat stuff as well.

 

 

Miyu Kasegi’s debut was interesting.  I was expecting enka or something even more traditional, but when Sakura started playing it calmed that theory and it was a nice ballad.  Shiawase na Hi was more of a nice pop track and made a notion that she can do more.  Sweet debut.