Hello there everyone!
Due to lots of work/assignments that has to be completed, I haven’t had much time to update this blog.
Really sorry about that!
I have been listening to melody.’s for a few days now, with it looping in my player’s playlist and also in the MD.
Who is this melody. then? A short quote from wikipedia reveals more
melody. is a Japanese American born in Hawaii. Her full name is Melody Miyuki Ishikawa. She has three younger sisters, one of whom, Christine, is also involved with the music industry in Japan. She became most popular in Japan when her song “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz was used in a commercial for Mitsubishi. Melody is currently a vegan. She is not to be confused with “MELODY”, who sang the theme song for the CBC drama “Kids War” in Japan.
Mostly recently, melody.’s latest single “Lovin’ U” debuted on the Oricon Weekly Charts at #16. The single includes the B-side “Our Journey.” Which, was the theme song for the 2006 movie Gen Yu Den starring Rena Tanaka, who also co-wrote the lyrics to the song.
Participation in Need for Speed Carbon game.
Does it ring a bell? I have heard one of her songs (‘realize’) once, back when it was in the 2005 Weekly Best 30 Oricon chart.
This album ‘Be as one’ has a very balanced mix of tunes. Sad, happy, and yet an upbeat and catchy album I would say. It is probably not too pop-ish as well.
1. Be as one
2. see you. . .
3. De ja Vu
5. Close Your Eyes – English Version
7. Dear Love
8. Take a chance
9. Nest to You
10. Stay with Me
11. Gift of Love
12. miss you (nagareboshi REMIX)
I particularly like ‘realize’ , ‘Close your eyes’ , ‘Take a chance’ and ‘Next to you’. I could probably describe them as very powerful songs, one to motivate you :) ‘Take a chance’ would be at top if I had to choose from these 4 selected.
You can find this album on the internets, though I urge you to support this artist by buying this album. You might also have realized that Yumi, one of your crew member for NFS:Carbon is actually casted by melody. as well.
P.S. I think I’ll take about 100 out of my paycheck to grab all YUI’s singles, albums and the タイヨウのうた movie DVD ^^