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10:54 pm - 09/27/2013

Yuko Ando "Aloha 'Oe"

Yuko Ando's PV for her song "アロハオエ" (Aloha 'Oe), which is based on the popular Hawaiian song by the same name, was released. The single will be released October 2nd.



Source: AvexNetwork

Usually I wouldn't even have clicked on this because I'm not a huge fan of most Japanese female singers but this... wow this is beautiful and I feel so moved for some reason. So yeah, even if you wouldn't usually click on this, give it a try if you're looking for a soothing song to listen to on a rainy day :)
goto 28th-Sep-2013 11:32 am (UTC)
love her
doramaonna 28th-Sep-2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Glad i gave it a chance! Whit all fast paced songs this is what i need to relax and slow down! Thanks! :)
crystalluvshun 29th-Sep-2013 04:38 am (UTC)
I'm surprised that you're not a big fan of most Japanese female artists, when many of the most talented artists in Japan are actually female.

But as for the song, it's indeed beautiful, thanks for sharing.
isinuyasha 29th-Sep-2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
For me it's not that surprising, since I find that talented Japanese singers are hard to find in general... especially these days, were you often need to look outside of Oricon to find them. Most of the female Japanese singers just don't appeal to me. Famous female artists like...I don't know, Ayumi Hamasaki or Amuro Namie, I just don't dig their voices. Of course, there are really good ones, like Ayaka, YUI, Utada Hikaru etc. But I guess it really is personal taste :) You're welcome :)
EDIT: Although you're right, I don't like many male Japanese singers either but I think I didn't include that statement because I feel that there are less male solo J.singers out there than female anyway :)

Edited at 2013-09-29 07:36 pm (UTC)
crystalluvshun 30th-Sep-2013 02:00 am (UTC)
well there are quite alot of talented male artists too like Fukuyama Masaharu, Hyde, GACKT etc...and there's also quite alot of talented male groups too like Kobukuro, B'z, Greeeen, Porno Graffiti etc, and ATSUSHI from EXILE is very talented too. But I think the problem with the Japanese music industry is that nowadays it's been heavily dominated by idols, at least that's the case with J-pop. Most of the artists who actually have real musical talent are being overshadowed most of the time. Although there are a few talented artists who are still popular now, both male and female, but there's just so much more talented artists who are being overshadowed most of the time, these artists are virtually unknown to many people who are not particularly familiar with the Japanese music industry, because these people would just rely on Oricon or check out the popular ones mainly...

There's also the other major genres of Japanese music like J-rock, Visual Kei, J-Urban/J-RnB, many of the talented artists are occupied in these genres. But when it comes Japanese music, J-pop by far gets most of the attention, and that's the part of the industry where it's being dominated by idols. So I do understand your point, it is quite hard to find talented Japanese artists nowadays, when most of them are overshadowed and Jpop is saturated with idols...you either have to search deeper into Jpop, or move to the other genres of Japanese music.

Sorry, I had to edit my comment a few times...


Edited at 2013-09-30 02:32 am (UTC)
isinuyasha 30th-Sep-2013 01:03 pm (UTC)
That's okay, I love different input on this :)
I think that maybe my standards are too high these days :D Back in the day I was a real fan of Gackt, had lots of CD's and I still like his music and feel nostalgic when listening to it, but I don't think he has an amazing voice, same with Hyde and all those considered similar... My favourite male artists are people like Hata Motohiro, Daichi Miura, Yuya Matsushita, Ohashi Trio or Shouhei Ito who have not only a wide vocal range but whose voices are also very appealing to me :) You're right, idols are really clogging up the charts. I wish that these companies, with all the money they make, would actually invest in people with talent (and then not hide them behind dozens of other members :/)
asth77 29th-Sep-2013 09:27 am (UTC)
I really like how simple this is.
Thanks for sharing!
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