愛のうた

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愛のうた (Ai no Uta) (Love Song)
倖田來未 (Koda Kumi)
November 12, 2007
Oricon Peak: #2
Sales So Far: 123, 394
Lyrics: Koda Kumi
Arrangement & Music: Kosuke Morimoto

愛のうた

Kuu, she does very beautiful, heartfelt ballads. And maybe it’s because they’re ballads and it’s her voice, but they just all sound the same to me. Namie Amuro’s ballads don’t, Utada Hikaru’s don’t… what’s up with that? I don’t think that Ai no Uta is a bad song, in fact, I like it a lot. But it just sounds so similar. It took me no time at all to learn it and repeat it and maybe that’s a boon to the Kosuke Morimoto, but for some reason, they all sound the same… Musical aspects of this song are its violins, piano, and drums. I really like the instrumental bridge. And when she comes back in it is so amazing. She really sings her ballads.

Come Over

This is a spectacular B-side! It is a perfect complement to Ai no Uta. It is upbeat, cutesy, and so much fun. The chorus is stunning with quick violin trills and synth bleeps all over the place. The verses are hardly slower and really drive the song. As usual, the vocals are top-notch. Did I mention that this song is awfully danceable. :D

愛のうた (URBAN KISS Version)

This is an interesting remix. It uses some high-pitched synth (which is rather annoying), clapping, snaps, heavy bass (all of which are slightly less amazing than the original version), but the piano is very cool. There is more ad. lib. and it shines but it understated (if that makes any sense). I don’t know, it was okay… I definitely prefer the original, though.

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~ by vinyabarion on November 23, 2007.

One Response to “愛のうた”

  1. […] a full review of this song, along with its counterpart ‘Come Over’, please see 愛の歌. After another mediocre track, we get slammed (in a good way) with Ai no Uta. I rather enjoy this […]

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