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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Emi Wakui -- Mirai kara no Tegami(未来からの手紙)

To be honest, I wasn't expecting to discover another Emi Wakui(和久井映見)song that I would like but I was happily proven wrong. After all, I've always seen Wakui far more as an actress than I ever saw her as a singer.

I can't really go into the nitty-gritty of why I think so, but her "Mirai kara no Tegami" (A Letter from the Future) just sounds so early 90s J-Pop. Maybe it's the way that the arrangement of the song sounds somewhat ZARD-ish. In any case, the down-to-earth pop by Hirokazu Ogura(小倉博和)is quite appealing to me. The lyrics by Rui Serizawa(芹沢類)talk about that final goodbye between a woman and a man going on their separate paths.

The song is on Wakui's 4th original album "Dareka ga Anata ni Kissu Shiteru"(だれかがあなたにキスしてる...Someone is Kissing You)which came out in November 1992.

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