Artist: Kana Nishino
Release Date: January 28, 2007
Label: Avex Trax
Personal Rating: 3.5/5

2. Kirari
3. Sherie
MAKE UP sounds pretty aggressive for a pop song. Another thing to point out is that the instrumentation sounds pretty cool. It gives out a new, fresh side of Kana Nishino’s vocals! It has its own way of being a song but I didn’t really find this above average despite the cool instrumentation.

When I first listened to Kirari I was like OMG! Kana’s struggling!? Apparently, she does seem to have a hard time singing at the right pitch throughout the song and her vocals lacked the emphasis that it needed. This is definitely B-side material but there is definitely work to do on those vocals!

Sherie sounds cute at first but when I listen to it a few more times, I could definitely see how there isn’t really anything striking about it. I’ll give the chorus credit for still being cute though.

Finally, MAKE is like a remade version of the A-side MAKE UP. I don’t really hear much of a difference except for the fact that the introduction sounded quite different. But even though, this is just as good as the original!

The A-sides were definitely the good pointers of this single! The pitfall here were probably the bland B-sides. otherwise, I still have to catch up with her releases!

Personal Rating: 3.5/5


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