Yuka Kagiyama – Love Player [Debut Single]

June 24, 2009 at 1:32 am (Yuka Kagiyama) (, )

Love player

Yuka Kagiyama’s debut single, entitled Love Player, was released on 06.24.09. The title track was used as the theme song to the dorama LOVE GAME.

Love Player is a cool rock song. Starting off the song is a very interesting instrumental with rock tints that will definitely catch the listener’s ear. It has a real coolness to it while staying aggressive. Then Yuka sings the first verse and her vocals suit the music perfectly. Right before the chorus, she sings the title of the song and it’s a little loud but nice. The chorus features some more good vocals and more addictive instrumentation so the song keeps its flow.

悪魔を眠らせて kind of picks up where the A-side left off featuring a similar rock sound with a sort of haunting feeling to it. However it’s not a watered down version like one might think. The vocals are petty good, particularly at the end of the chorus, and the music worms its way into the listener’s head. It’s another enjoyable song and it ties the whole single together.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Love Player was made. Honestly, it’s really creepy as she is featured in a house being chased by various bloody and frightening people. Another scene includes her lying on the floor in what looks like a dungeon and another scene featuring her locked in by chains. It’s really surprising and a kind of scary video but it fits with the sound of the song quite well.

Single Ranking: A

Yuka Kagiyama definitely starts things off the right way with her debut single. Love Player and 悪魔を眠らせて both have a cool rock sound that comes alive with Yuka’s great vocals. Both songs are worth the listen and this single makes Yuka an artist to look out for.

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