Shimizu Shota – 美しき日々よ / さよならはいつも側に [4th Single]

July 21, 2009 at 3:36 am (Shimizu Shota) (, )

Shota Shimizu

Shimizu Shota’s 4th single, entitled 美しき日々よ / さよならはいつも側に, was released on 07.15.09.

美しき日々よ kind of has the same atmosphere as Shota’s other songs but it feels slightly more upbeat and fun, which definitely catches the listener’s ear. As usual, Shota’s vocals are enjoyable and catch the listener’s ear. It definitely stands out the most of the three songs and was a good choice for leading A-side.

さよならはいつも側に is the second A-side. Opening the song is the piano and it carries a nice uptempo tune that sounds quite nice. However when the verses come in, it sounds pretty generic and doesn’t catch the ear particularly well because it feels done before.

風のように is the single’s B-side. The song starts off with the sweet sounds of the piano, nicely constructing an atmosphere for the listener to hook onto. The beat then comes in for the chorus and Shota’s vocals are nice here, staying smooth and sleek over the instrumentation. On the verses, his vocals continue to sound strong and suit the music very well. There’s something very soothing about his voice, which makes this mellow tune worth the listen.

Single Ranking: B –

It might not be the greatest single out there but if you like slow sweet numbers then you’ll like this single. The problem with it is that there isn’t enough variety and it leaves the listener wanting more from him since he has the vocal strength to handle it.

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1 Comment

  1. Evelyn said,

    The song for 風のように was actually from Chrono’s Trigger OST, FYI.

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