to mother

Artist: Yui
Release Date: June 2, 2010
Label: Sony Music Japan
Personal Rating: 4.5/5

1. to Mother
2. Tonight
3. GLORIA ~YUI Acoustic Version~
4. to Mother ~Instrumental~

Yui looks really serene in this cover! But the first thought that came in to mind was “why is she not posing with the guitar here!?” And then I remembered how Angela Aki wasn’t posing with the piano in her latest single…

to Mother… could that be a dedication? The great thing is that is sounded very sweet and soothing because all of the instruments of the arrangement seemed to fall in place nicely. I would also like to note a few transition between tones throughout the song which adds more of a flavor to the music. Another great A-side from Yui!

Apparently, Tonight turns out to be a rather short all-out aggresive song compared to the A-side. Overall, the arrangement and vocal performance sounded alright since it’s been a while since I last heard an aggressive song from Yui. ….Maybe I would appreciate the song more if I had?

There wasn’t much of a differences between the GLORIA ~YUI Acoustic Version~ and the original because the orginal was already acoustic to begin with. The only difference is that there’s now a piano. (Maybe if they changed more components -speed, arrangement, etc- I would have loved this version) But this turned out to suit the single well because Gloria is sounds so damn catchy.

Personal Rating: 4.5/5

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  1. YUI always does a good job balancing out her a and b-sides. This single was good, but its going to take a lot more than this to beat stuff like again or Love&Truth. Great review, and glad to have you back!

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