Goto Maki – Fly away [Digital Single]

January 21, 2009 at 5:09 pm (Goto Maki) (, )


After a very long period of waiting since her offficial move to avex, Goto Maki is finally stepping back into the waters of music. She performed new song “hear me” at a-nation 2008 but she’s officially releasing as an avex artist now. Her new song, entitled Fly away, was released digitally on 01.21.09.

Fly away is a hot dance song with a true beauty supported by the piano. The song begins with a very epic sounding orchestral instrumentation that smoothly brings the listener into a vibe. Suddenly, the instrumentation shifts gears to a hot dance track and the first verse starts. Maki’s vocals here really compliment the music and provide that certain edge to keep the listener addicted. The moaning voices in the background provide a really nice touch in bringing the sexual atmosphere to the forefront. The hook stands out as there is something noticeably softer in both the instrumentation and Maki’s vocals, which set up the chorus very nicely. What makes the chorus so addictive is the repeating “fly away” as there is a certain breathiness to them that really works. That little section of pure instrumentation that follows sounds great and really keeps the listener on the edge of their seat. One part that is absolutely delicious is the true pure instrumental section with Maki’s moaning vocals as the sexual atmosphere comes glistening through again. Fly away is definitely the perfect song for Maki to step back into music again as it combines her great dance sound with a certain beauty for one addictive combination. Hopefully the song will be released physically at some point in the future.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Fly away was made. The video beings with Maki writhing in bed so that already, the sexual atmosphere of the song is brought visually. The bed scene continues for a little bit and soon we come into the best part of the video: the dancing. Now Maki has been doing some dance training in L.A. for quite a bit  and you can tell that it’s paid off when you see her dance in this video. It is set at night-time in the middle of a street to match with the sort of dark atmosphere established in the video. Other scenes include Maki sitting on a black couch and Maki holding a mask. It’s a great video and a very nice way of showing off Maki’s new look and putting those dance lessons to good use.

Single Ranking: A +

After months of waiting for something new from Maki, we’re certainly treated with a quality release. Fly away is a hot dance track that takes on a different sound by bringing the piano as a central instrument. Maki’s vocals sound great and there is a clear atmosphere for the listener to grasp onto. Hopefully this song (as well as hear me) will be released physically very soon.


  1. musicmuse_q said,

    I had no idea Maki released new material! Honestly, I was never a fan of hers. I used to brush her off as a non-talent riding on her former Momusu affiliation, but How to use SEXY changed my entire opinion. It actually made me respect her as a solo artist. Garasu no Pumpsu still ranks as favorite on my list of dance tracks from her, though, so I’m interested to see how Fly away compares to it. Either way, from your description alone, I know I’ll enjoy the song.

    Hmmm…and I’m liking her hair in that pic.

  2. amaiyume said,

    yep yep, Glass no Pumps is AMAZING!!! That whole album was, it’s one of my fav albums of all time!!
    Apparently we have similar Maki tastes so I would recommend listening to Fly away!!! Although I would recommend listening to hear me (the song she performed at a-nation) first because that’s an even better track! You can find a LQ rip on youtube and an HQ short version 🙂

  3. musicmuse_q said,

    Thanks, i’ll check out youtube for the track!

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