Fukui Mai – アイのうた [Debut Single]

August 23, 2008 at 2:21 am (Fukui Mai) (, )

Fukui Mai’s debut single, entitled アイのうた, was released on 08.20.08. The title track was used as the theme song for the TBS dorama Koi Zora.

A very sweet and personal instrumental opens up アイのうた and the first verse begins. Mai’s vocals carry a certain deepness to them that really compliments the simplicity of the music, centered around the piano. She shows off a little more vocal power on the chorus, which makes it sound great. During the pure instrumental section, the instrumentation takes on a slightly more complex route as there are slight orchestral elements that stand out. Closing the song is a beautiful piano instrumental, similar to the one that opened it. Mai’s voice really compliments the simple music here as there is a real and raw elegance to it that makes her stand out strongly.

The B-side of the single is My Song For You. There is more of a beat on this song than the title track and her vocals are shown off a little more, making it a definite compliment to アイのうた. There is still that husky element that sounds so great, really capturing the listener’s ear.

In order to promote the single, a PV for アイのうた wad made. There is a certain simplicity that matches the song’s atmosphere as it features Mai in an open field as she sweetly sings the lyrics of the song. Dressed in a white dress, she looks very pretty and the naturalness of the video makes it one to watch.

Single Ranking: A –

Fukui Mai certainly makes a nice splash into the music world with her debut single. The title track really stands out as her vocals carry a rich deepness to them that serves as the perfect compliment to the simplicity of the music. She continues to shine on the B-side and her vocals are shown off just a little more. Her voice is somewhat reminiscent of ayaka and she certainly has the talent to continue to shine.

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