Trust Me is an extremely moving song for me personally… perhaps it’s the climbing violins… or perhaps it’s cos the song was released during Akina’s most desolate period of her career. the single moved a dismal 5000 copies, and peaked at a poor 57. it also marked her last official/single release from GAUSS Entertainment (the album “Will” wasn’t really endorsed by her). the single didn’t have a proper cover. it was a stark black, with a gray label and simple white text. i remember picking up the single at Tower Records. plugged into it right away on my discman (yes! discman back in that era!)… and the notes and her beautiful delivery filled my ears, my soul, my whole being, when i was on the escalator… i loved it, but at the same time, i couldn’t help feeling a maudlin tide wash over me… will Akina ever stop singing? will she foresake her fans? who will fill my soul again?
i’m dedicating this remix to all the Akina fans (yes you) who’ve never forsaken her. and to Akina herself, who never stopped singing. Trust. you can’t buy that, right?
here you go, guys. LOVE YOU AND FOREVER, AKINA!!!