Yay for new album =)

I have Utada’s new English album in my iPod right now, but I’m going to wait until I get my physical CD before I actually review it here. Which would probably be after May 12, since that’s when it’s coming out. I love This One (Crying Like a Child) though!

Utada – Come Back To Me (unofficial)

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Well, finally!

Utada finally comes back into the US music stream with her new song, “Come Back To Me”. I’m not sure it’s a single though, because it’s uncomfirmed. It can be heard on her US promo page though. The album will be out on March 4, 2009 in Japan, and March 24, 2009 in the US (credit to U.Blog).

Come Back To Me sounds very, very American. When I first heard it, I thought it wasn’t Hikki, until I recognized her voice. The piano introduction is nice though; it reminds me of Chopin’s Etudes. Though it’s a typical breakup song (R&B ballad), it seems that she’s gotten smarter, and started incorporating more American styles into her music. It sounds a lot like stuff from her First Love album, actually.

You know what I’m getting in March now. ^^

Utada – Easy Breezy

Release Date: August 3, 2004

Tracklist:

1. Easy Breezy (Radio Edit)
2. Easy Breezy (Call Out Hook)

Why is Hikki wearing cat ears?

Easy Breezy (Radio Edit) is a shorter version of Easy Breezy (obviously). I’ve always found this song rather playful, and a bit TOO surgary-pop like to the point where it scares me. At least the lyrics aren’t that typical, but they’re enough to scare some people off. I guess Utada’s music needs to be listened to a few times before it grows on you. The chorus is obviously the catchiest part, and this song is the only Exodus-era song to have Japanese words in them (Konichiwa, Sayonara).

The Call Out Hook is like, 10 seconds long. O_o American singles confuse me.

Overall Rating:
3/5

Meh, I wasn’t really fond of this song, and American singles are ‘weird’. XD