What struck me about Miyako Shinohara's（篠原美也子）"Hitori" (Alone) was how much it reflected a combination of two totally different singers.
"Hitori" was released in April 1993 as her debut single, and right from that marvelous electric guitar intro of uncertainty, it has a certain richness or gravitas of a woman slowly coming to grips with the end of a long romantic relationship. The balladry that Shinohara presents here has that vocal quality which reminds me both of pixie-ish pop singer Mariko Nagai（永井真理子）of the early 90s and the storytelling pace of Miyuki Nakajima（中島みゆき）. The whole song in general has that feeling of ballads that I used to hear by The Eagles back in the 1970s
Hailing from Tokyo, Shinohara released 10 singles in the 1990s and a total of 16 albums up to 2018.