Sakamoto will release her new album on September 16th - it's called "FOLLOW ME UP", more info & tracklist here http://www.neowing.co.jp/product/VTCL-60420 Shocking, but 色彩 isn't on it. In the meantime, la la larks covered it on their latest single (it was also originally composed by them). She'll also have a tour dedicated to it and her 20th anniversary in the following months, http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/maaya/20th/
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Replica brings me to come back to her after not listening for a long time and notice why I have ever loved her so much ^_^. Her music brings me good memories. So beautiful no matter how much time goes by. Hope we will get new original studio album soon next year.
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When I started listening to Maaya and Jpop in general I didn't understand Japanese, I just really liked the sound of the language and how fun it was to sing along to. The music inspired me to eventually take classes. You don't have to understand what someone is singing though to get something out of music. Music is wonderful because it works on so many different levels, especially with someone like Maaya who has so many beautiful songs. :)
I saw her live in December at Nakano Sun Plaza. Her vocals are even better live, if that's even possible. When she sang the last song, Deko Boko March, and came into the audience I practically died. I will always remember waving to her and she smiled back at me. Maaya is my j-pop goddess. <3
After listening to SSW for a few times, it finally grows on me. My favourite tracks are Tooku, Sunshine, Ask., Naritai and Singer Songwriter. A remix of everywhere still sounds the same IMO, and although I do like this new arrangement of Chikai, I feel like her voice is a bit... straining? Anyway, this is still a very good album.
I am not much a fan of everywhere. I think there was remix of it on mitsubachi or something that was alright. Other than that, I think the melody is kind of boring and the song tends to drag on. SSW ver of it is equally mediocre, imo. And I was a little let down by the SSW ver of Chikai. I like the original better. Still listening to the album to get a full impression of all the songs, but so far, I really like Tooku, Nicola, and Singer Songwriter.
Singer Songwriter is pretty good, though in comparison to the two original tracks she wrote before (Everywhere and Chikai), it falls a little short.
Of the new tracks, I like Sunshine, Nicola, and Tooku most so far
@Mr_Moon Her best album is Shounen Alice... in my opinion :) I love the new album.
I'm her fan for almost fifteen years... her voice is always the difference, sweet and melodious... this is precisely why I always liked her so much. In this new album she's back without straining his voice so much as she was doing. It's perfect.
@soushokukeiDino Yes, the song does sound really lovely! [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWGIm7olcqQ]Road to SSW Digest[/url] also has some examples of other songs in the album as well. Needless to say I am totally looking forward to SSW!