Kimura Kaela – Yellow

November 4, 2007 at 6:32 pm Leave a comment

1. Yellow
2. No Reason Why
3. Dejavu
4. Yellow -Instrumental-
5. No Reason Why – Instrumental-
6. Dejavu -Instrumental-

Yellow is Kimura Kaela’s 10th single and her first to have 2 b-sides. It was released on October 24, 2007 and debuted at#5 on the weekly Oricon charts (though it was #4 for a couple of days), selling almost 20,000 copies in the first week.

I was pretty disappointed with her previous single, but Yellow brings back exactly what I love about Kaela’s music. The rhythm is excellent and the hurried pace of the verses is pretty catchy. I really like the verse melody, especially where the vocals go up really high. The pre-chorus may be my favorite part, but I find that the chorus doesn’t match up to that same standard. The little repetition in the chorus is nice, though.

No Reason Why sounds like a typical pop-rock band song. It’s nothing really special, just a happy optimistic song. Thankfully it doesn’t sound as cheesy as it could have been. It is a bit repetitive, though, and unfortunately it makes the song sound longer than it really is.

Dejavu starts off with some nice heavy bass beat; despite that, it’s a bit slower than the previous tracks. I like the arrangement, though, the guitar parts are especially nice. The melody’s not particularly catchy, but the beat is rather infectious. I like the “Uh-oh!” parts in the chorus, but nothing else is too memorable.

Buy this single: CD only


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