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sowelu – latest single ‘Hikari’

Posted by redracer on January 5, 2008

Released on 19th December, this is sowelu’s 16th single.

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For more information on sowelu, please see this post, which will give you some of her history. With this release, she has cut back on the ’sexy’ image, and rather than near nude shots, this time is looking a lot more glamorous in every girl’s wardrobe must-have – the ‘little black dress’.

The title track starts off with just her voice & some strings – then the verse suddenly changes key, again with just her vocal & strings over a minimal backing beat – suddenly the chorus arrives and changes key AGAIN. These changes are just too drastic and make the song sound really strange (to my trained musical ear anyway). Of course these is a bridge later on in another key !!! And the song ends so suddenly that I though there was a fault with the disc or the player. In my opinion , this song is a shocker … however the ‘B’ side is a lot more pleasant, and is a laidback pop ballad.

The track listing is …

  1. Hikari
  2. Still lovin’ you
  3. Hikari (instrumental)

As well as the CD version, there is also a DVD version (with a different cover), which contains …

  1. Hikari (PV)
  2. Hikari (PV making)
  3. 5th Anniversary specially planned video interview (pt 3)
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She is still looking great, but she will not get by on looks alone !!! This release is going further downhill compared to her last couple of singles, only charting at #28 and selling less than 4,000 copies (so far).

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