One of the things I've admired about chanteuse UA is that she never seemed to be satisfied with keeping to a certain genre or a set of instruments. She has done some cool groove R&B and then some indie-ish pop balladry with "Kumo ga Chigireru Toki"（雲がちぎれる時）. Then, just a few months after that song was released, UA came up with her 7th single in February 1997, "Amai Unmei" (Sweet Destiny).
Far from the then-de rigueur Tetsuya Komuro（小室哲哉） technopop, the UA-&-Hirofumi Asamoto（朝本浩文）-created song includes a slide guitar that doesn't make the song sound particularly country-&-western but it does add a certain whimsical flavour that makes it stand out. I remember the song well due to the austere video of the close-up of the singer recording away in front of the microphone.
"Amai Unmei" peaked at No. 10 on the charts and finished the year as the 94th-ranked song. It turned out to be her most successful single.