talkin’ 2 myself

talkin 2 myselfArtist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Release Date: September 19, 2007
Label: Avex Trax
Personal Rating: 4/5

1. talkin’ 2 myself (Original mix)
2. decision (Original mix)
3. fated (Orchestra version)
4. talkin’ 2 myself (Original mix Instrumental)
5. decision (Original mix Instrumental)
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I think that this was the single when Ayu began to add drastic changes to her style. (From pop to hardcore electronica)

The talkin’ 2 myself (Original mix) had a pretty cool introduction with all of the quick guitar instrumenals being played and a quick jump into the song. Ayu’s vocals take on the lower register but then it suits the mood of the song with all of the electricity flowing within the song. Perrsonally, I think it totally beats her last release, glitter/fated.

decision (Original mix) also jumps into the fast and aggressive mood of the song since the guitars still blares and Ayu still sings in a lower pitch. The genre still falls into the same category as talkin’ 2 myself but Ayu seems to sing with even more power here. (Possibly even more electrifying than the A-side?)

The fated (Orchestra version) sounded much more serene and gave off a graceful touch to Ayu’s style. Definitely worth a listen.

Personal Rating: 4/5

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