|EPO--Uwasa ni Naritai|
Track 5 is "Ame no Meguriai"（雨のめぐり逢い...Love Affair in the Rain), a ballad composed and written by EPO herself. The one thing I've liked about her is that she's always had this clear-as-a-bell, energetic voice for her uptempo stuff. "Ame"is a lovely tune but if she could have just softened her voice a bit more, it would've been that much more effective.
This is the title track, which starts off with a bit of a Latin piano riff before going into a happy-go-lucky melody about a young lady not trying too hard to hide an unseemly past from her new beau. I think if there has been a lyrical theme to EPO's repertoire, it's been cheeky fun....kinda like that best friend who always seems to get the hero/heroine in trouble. This video shows a concert medley with "Uwasa ni Naritai", "Girl in Me" and "Downtown".
Not all of the songs are winners. One of the last songs just has her blasting even more loudly which kinda reminds me of something being played at too much volume. Didn't even bother to confirm the title. Could be one of those "It'll have to grow on me"ones.
|The scary thing is that I can emulate what she's wearing.|