Kuraki Mai – Beautiful [32nd Single]

June 9, 2009 at 2:01 pm (Kuraki Mai) (, )

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Kuraki Mai’s 32nd single, entitled Beautiful, was released on 06.10.09. The title track was used as the Kose’s Cosmeport Salon Style CM song.

Beautiful is a beautiful track that will calm the listener’s nerves. The song begins with a relaxing instrumental alongside some very angelic vocalizations from Mai before the first verse comes in. She sounds great here and she really does support the beauty of the music, catching the ear of the listener. The chorus stands out particularly for those English lyrics like “so beautiful” and “smile for me.” Her vocals are fantastic and the music retains its beautiful and mellow quality. Beautiful is a wonderful song and one worth checking out for the beautiful music and strong vocals.

MaiBeautiful2wana is a nice cool jazzy track that lets Mai try out something new. It has kind of a dark atmosphere to it, which serves as a good contrast to the A-side. As usual, her vocals are good and suit the instrumentation very well. It’s always nice to see her try out something different and wana allows her to do so.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Beautiful was made. The video features Mai waking up and walking to the beach. There’s so much blue from the sky to the ocean and it’s all very beautiful. It may be simple but there’s beauty in its simplicity. It suits the song very well and will keep the audience focused from beginning to end.

Single Ranking: A –

Kuraki Mai does it again with Beautiful! She shows no signs of slowing down after her latest studio album. Beautiful is a very mellow and smooth track that will give the listener a sweet feeling inside while wana has a sleek sound that stands out. Hopefully she’ll release some more after her upcoming BEST album.

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