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sifow – Mermaid Story March 16, 2011

Filed under: sifow — solarblade @ 3:06 pm

Track Listing

  1. Mermaid Story
  2. Donna ni mo
  3. Kiseki
  4. Mermaid Story -Instrumental-

1. Mermaid Story

Just from looking at the cover, I was wondering what cheesefest was coming out of Mermaid Story, and long and behold…the song is a definite change up from her first A-side “I Uta”.  There’s still traces of rock in the song, but there’s a whole lot more of synths involved and it gave the song a lighter presentation.  sifow’s vocals aren’t bad, but they seem light for the song for some reason.  Good song!

2. Donna ni mo

To me, I thought this song was suited more with the title, “Mermaid Story” since it feels a bit aquatic in nature.  It means the song’s nature is more poppy and lighter in execution, but I thought it sounded nice and kind of catchy despite sifow’s light vocals that were covered by the music most of the time.  It’s a nice tune though, I will admit.

3. Kiseki

Closing the single out, Kiseki is the ballad of the single and since it’s just sifow and light instruments, the song is a bit of a bore for me.  Her voice sounds like it’s off pitch, but it could be the lack of a good melody here who knows.

sifow’s 2nd indies single shows direction and actually sounds so much more better than what “I Uta” was.  Both Mermaid Story and Donna ni mo were cute pop songs that worked for her, but the latter had a problem with volume between the music and vocals.  Kiseki though was a little bit of a boring ballad…but I guess she started somewhere right?

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sifow – I Uta December 1, 2009

Filed under: sifow — solarblade @ 4:37 am

Track Listing

  1. I Uta
  2. Sakura Shining

1. I Uta

For a cover that looks like something Kuu would (and has) done, I wasn’t expecting I Uta to be poppy or even remotely cute.  I Uta, is something different and sifow isn’t bad here.  There’s traces of rock, but there’s something that isn’t complete here.  The music feels a little too uninspired and feels really empty…especially when there could be more sound added.  Still it’s a nice way to begin a career.

2. Sakura Shining

Now the cover art would fit more with Sakura Shining.  It’s totally opposite to “I Uta” in the way that the song is more rock-inspired and focuses the energy in the music.  For that, sifow isn’t really amazing here and I find myself ignoring the track totally.  I’m pretty sure with more instruments and punch it would’ve made a great song.

 

 

Now, I’m not sure what sifow was trying to prove with her debut single, but I guess it’s alright for one.  The arrangements of course is what plagued the single, but somehow I Uta tries to be somewhat good…seriously though, the girl didn’t need to portray herself on the cover like that…definitely not fitting.