Artist: Hitomi Shimatani
Release Date: March 4, 2009
Label: Avex Trax
Personal Rating: 4/5

2. Stay with me
3. SMILES (Instrumental)
4. Stay with me (Instrumental)
I really have been missing out on Hitomi Shimatani’s music. Well, here’s a review of her latest release from months ago…

SMILES sounded more like a laid back pop song with acoustic elements and a few beats here and there. Although there wasn’t much going on in the arrangement, I have to say that I liked this song quite a bit since the chorus was able to develop the song as well as display Shimatani’s outstanding vocals.

Stay with me was oritened in a similar way with the A-side but at least there’s more put into the arrangement. Personally, I thought Stay with me would have been more better off if it was the A-side but at least the single still turned out quite decently.

Personal Rating: 4/5


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