Thursday, 15 January 2009
Utada Hikaru - Come Back to Me
I'm late on this but I didn't listen to it until two days ago. My first impression was, wow this is not like Asian music; which I thought BoA's Eat You Up is very reminiscent of. I actually liked this song maybe because Utada is fluent in English so it doesn't sound awkward. It's a good solid song by Utada which should receive praise because it's very Utada but also fits into the American market. However I think Utada isn't getting enough coverage like her Asian counterparts Se7en, Rain and BoA, we do have to remember how Exodus didn't even make it into the Billboard Top 100 - Island records definitely need to work around this. But anyway Come back to Me has a nice tune and has a smooth rhythm. The only complaint is that I think at times it tries to do too much at once making it sound a little too conpact however you'll barely realize that time past when you listen to the 3 minutes and 57 seconds of Come back to Me. Definitely a contender for a Top 20 Asian songs spot for my Best of 2009, though it's only January!