Sayuri Sugawara – Kimi Ga Iru Kara

12/07/2009 at 2:38 PM | Posted in Blog Posts | Leave a comment
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Sayuri Sugawara – Kmi Ga Iru Kara

1. Kimi Ga Iru Kara

2. Eternal Love

3. Christmas Again

4. Kimi Ga Iru Kara (Instrumental)

5. Eternal Love (Instrumental)

6. Christmas Again (Instrumental)

Whether or not I want to add Sayuri Sugawara to the list of artists I usually review remains to be seen. She does have a good voice and I have listened to other songs and they seemed to be pretty good. But let’s face it. Kimi Ga Iru Kara is the theme song of Final Fantasy XIII’s release in Japan and Eternal Love is the insert song. On with the review.

“Kimi Ga Iru Kara” starts off with strings and piano, it is a ballad after all. Sayuri’s vocals are pretty good overall, and she hits some pretty nice high notes leading into the chorus. In the chorus a nice acoustic guitar kicks in with some percussion as the strings intensify and it makes for a nice transition into the rest of the song which is a bit more instrumentally intense. I really enjoyed the instrumental break before the bridge as it gave it a nice “Final Fantasy” feel. The quicker paced bridge was also pretty nice. Overall, as a Final Fantasy theme, Kimi Ga Iru Kara is a pretty strong track.

Score – 9

“Eternal Love” starts with a quiet chorus from Sayuri. The song picks up with some nice beats and some light clapping. The chorus is really nice and one of the strongest parts of this song. There is a quicker paced section right after the first chorus that I really enjoyed. I was a little disappointed that this didn’t continue in the rest of the song. For some reason, I really liked the calm way the song ended.

Score – 9

I don’t know what I was expecting from “Christmas Again” but I was pleasantly surprised. The song starts off with this great acoustic guitar followed by some chimes and bells. The arrangement was pretty interesting, and I liked how toned down the whole song felt, keeping a few things to a minimum at first and picking up slowly as the song went on.

Score 8.5

Final Note

Pretty strong tracks overall. Nothing to really complain about.

Overall Rating

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