Love Paradox

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Leah Dizon
[リア ディゾン]
Love Paradox
March 26, 2008
Oricon
Daily Singles Chart: #9
Weekly Singles Chart: #15
Billboard
Hot Singles Sales: #18
Sales: 6,902 (1 week)
Label: Victor Entertainment

Produced: BNA Production, Phrased Differently Music

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Leah Dizon? I listened to her first single and was less than impressed. She’s a hit-and-miss artist. She’s missed every time except this one. Just sayin’… She started out as a gravure model (basically soft porn pictures) and progressed to the rank of pop artist, barely a step up, but a new rank all the same. She’s released four singles and an album to a certain degree of success. This release was met with little commercial success but the songs are pretty darn good for her.

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Love Paradox
3:33
Lyrics: Leah Dizon, Arata Mika, Shirai Yuhki / Music: Philippe-Marc Anquetil, Christopher Lee-Joe, Darren Monson, Thomas Volmer Jensen

‘Love Paradox’ scrambles up the synth, heavy bass and clapping beat. A good club track with a nice melody and intelligible English phrases. The vocals are a bit emotionless, but emotion isn’t exactly a required ingredient in dance. She pulls off the breathy vocals with clarity and precision. It reeks of American hip-hop material and almost calls to mind what Brooke Hogan would sound like if she were any good. The bridge slows it down adding some chime-y sounds and then runs back into the same beat. Her ad. lib.’s are good but nothing spectacular at best.

Under the Same Sky
3:51
Lyrics: Leah Dizon, Arata Mika, Shirai Yuhki / Music: Nawata Hisashi, Miyamoto Emi

This song has a lot of airy synthesizer and a good bit of it on her voice, giving it a floating, even more breathy sound. It’s like a cheap version of Utada Hikaru’s ‘光’. Some light acoustic guitar glimmers in every so often, but the song really shines at the chorus. It’s a beautiful peice of composition and a nice B-side, but nothing really amazing. She’s a pop star and so I have to use every ounce of my inner strength to not like it.

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Like most pop music, it’s vapid and fleeting. Unfortunately, I really like that. Can’t explain myself, so don’t ask. As a pop single, this is wonderful. In the grand scheme of music, no one will remember this song in two months. If it lasts that long.

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Interestingly, she bought the title track from Phrased Differently, the same music store that sold Koda Kumi ‘Run for Your Life’.

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~ by vinyabarion on April 6, 2008.

One Response to “Love Paradox”

  1. Love Paradox was actually a pretty hot track…. well… for Leah Dizon.

    I keep hoping she’ll improve, and perhaps, just maybe, this single is a step in the right direction.

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