harmony: "disillusion" by Sachi Tainaka
Another single to look forward on this November!! Sachi Tainaka's 6th single entitled Lipstick/Ichiban Boshi (Lipstick/Greatest Star). Honestly, I didn't heard about Sachi Tainaka when she started going on solo last year. Until my imouto-vamp Nikki-chan introduced her to me. And when I heard her disillusion (opening theme for Fate/stay night), I went gaaahhh!!! I like the song and I like her!! PV PV PV!! And then that's the first time I saw her, the promotional video for disillusion! When I saw her, I said "FTW! She's so pretty!!" xD and then I became interested in her songs that's why I downloaded ALL of her singles and her debut album entitled DEAR.... So far, I'm really addicted to her songs aside from the I've Sound. Look at this photo:Photo courtesy of her website (screenshot only)
She's gorgeous on this layout. Kinda resembles BoA at first look but she looks very great and pretty! Ahh I could melt just by looking at her face.... xDD~ And now for the single cover of her upcoming single.
Lipstick/Ichiban Boshi is scheduled for a November 7th release. Lipstick will be used the theme song for the movie Persona. Haven't heard from the movie but I hope it's a good one. Another Double A-side from Sachi Tainaka, I hope this one will garner success since her last single Itoshii Hito e didn't succeed. Actually the said single was her least successful single to date as it only reached #67 in the Oricon charts even lower than her Saikou no Kataomoi single which has only about approximately sold 2,000+ copies. I hope this will do good since if I can recall, her success periods were from the Fate/stay night tie-in singles which are disillusion (1st opening theme) that reached a good #13 in the Oricon charts, and her most successful single to date, her Kirameku wa Namida wa Hoshi ni (2nd opening theme) that reached #9, and her first double A-side Aitai yo./Kimi to no Ashita (with Kimi no Ashita as the final ending theme for Fate/stay night)reached #19.
Preview for lipstick is also available and I ripped it on her website. For those who are using dial-up, no need to worry, this 46-second rip is very small! 64kbps and only 363kb in size. So what are you waiting for? Press that play button and listen!!!
Lipstick is a pop-rockish song with some hints of jazz (because of the trumpets) and IMO, is a bit perky or comedy just like Hitomi Shimatani's Neva Eva. My impressions on this song is that I like it more than her previous single but it's not like I don't like her ballads. I like them but it would be better to perform upbeat songs right? She can perform given the chance and besides, I like her Begin (B-side from her single Itoshii Hito e) which is quite opposite of its A-side and is rockish!! As of now, there is still no preview for Ichiban Boshi but I hope this won't be a ballad or something that will "down" the listeners since Lipstick is a very upbeat song. Light songs with some hints/influence of rock would still be good just like YUI's.