Shiraishi Kikyo – again [2nd Single]

August 8, 2008 at 12:03 pm (Shiraishi Kikyo) (, )

Shiraishi Kikyo’s 2nd single, entitled again, was released on 04.30.08. While the title track was used as the ending theme for “Kyuuyo Meisai,” 咲くサクラ was used as the opening theme for DANCE SHUFFLE.

again is a hot dance track that the listener can fall in love with. The song starts off with an addictive dance instrumental and then the first verse begins. Her vocals are strong and carry enough power to lead the listener through the verse. The chorus is fantastic as there is a certain looming element to the music that directs Kikyo and she smoothly falls. Of course there is a dance break so the music can be spotlighted and it sounds great as the listener seems to fall into another world. again is a great dance song and another great A-side from Kikyo.

咲くサクラ, a slow jam, is the single’s B-side. The song begins with a sweet guitar-driven instrumentation that draws on Spanish influences, which stands out to the listener nicely. Kikyo’s vocals sound great on the first verse as they have a way of catching the listener’s ear. The chorus stands out as Kikyo gives a little stronger vocals that go with the music perfectly. The pure instrumental section is great as Kikyo gets to show off her vocals as she does a little vocalizing. This song is definitely a strong one and a great B-side.

In order to promote the single, a (short) PV for again was made. The video only goes until the dance break and there really should have been a full video. Nonetheless, it’s enjoyable as Kikyo delivers some great dance sequences that show off her sexiness. It’s definitely one to check out, despite being so short.

Single Ranking: A

Kikyo brings another strong single with these two tracks. The A-side is a wonderful dance track that will have the listener entranced from start to finish. 咲くサクラ slows things down nicely and provides a nice change of pace from her that is appreciated. Once again, Kikyo brings the heat on this single.

1 Comment

  1. shortys said,

    Eres lo mas Bello q hay en Japon

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