YUI – again [14th Single]

June 4, 2009 at 3:48 am (YUI) (, )

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YUI’s 14th single, entitled again, was released on 06.03.09. The title track was used as the opening theme for the anime series Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

again is a cool rock track. Opening the song is the guitar centered instrumentation and it has kind of a mysterious atmosphere to it that suits the anime series well. YUI’s softer vocals serve as quite the interesting contrast to the edgier music and catch the listener’s attention. She sounds great when she sings more rapidly and it only adds even more to the element of mystery. Things pick up a little on the hook when the instrumentation becomes more diverse and the vocals carry more edge to them. The pure instrumental section is really reflective of the song’s cool attitude and definitely stands out.

This single’s B-side is the calming number, Sea. The song begins with a very mellow and simple instrumental, accentuated by the guitar. YUI sounds very fragile and sweet on the first verse. There is an element of sadness that comes through the music and the tone of her voice. The chorus is a little dull in terms of changing things up from the verses but it’s nice nonetheless. It’s a nice song and takes on a different feel from the A-side so it’s good that we can two different sides.

In order to promote the single, a PV for again was made. The video features YUI rocking out with a band as the main scene. Another scene includes her standing in a crowd of people walking by, which really reflects the emotional context of the lyrics.

Single Ranking: B +

again is a very enjoyable track and really highlights YUI’s cool personality. Sea is also nice but a little on the dull side. Overall though, the single is pretty good and worth the listen.

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3 Comments

  1. Karen said,

    again’s her 14th single & not her 13th single , Kevin

    SUMMER SONG was her 13th but anyway a PV has been shot for Sea already & I can’t wait to see it . It reminds me of My friend which’s found in her I LOVED YESTERDAY album to a certain extent

  2. amaiyume said,

    haha thanks Kar XD
    Ooh, shooting a PV for a B-side? Fancy 🙂

  3. Karen said,

    this’s the 2nd B-side of YUI that will be getting a PV , the 1st being Jam ❤

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