What a great 45th Birthday it is for Akina’s fans! First she threw a rather big scale press conference for the Uta Hime Densetsu 2 Pachinko Machine “CR中森明菜 歌姫伝説 〜恋も2度目なら〜” by Daiichi, and then she announced the shocker which is a brand new tie-up song “Crazy Love” which will be exclusively distributed via mobile/ketai networks in Japan! From my understanding, the 3:30 minute dance track will be distributed on Recochoku for AU, Yahoo and I-mode phone users. Softbank users are left out in the cold. Brrrr~!
作曲: Fredrik Bostrom, Anna Nordell, Calle Kindbom
Produced by BNA Productions for Caped Crusader Management
Label: Universal Sigma
Miran:Miran is Akina’s pen name so she co-write the song!! Good for royalties! LOL.
We’ve heard a low quality rip of the song, and it’s really up-tempo and current!! Starts off with a reminescence of Madonna’s Hung Up bassline. It’s an excellent track and I’d say single material, so I am sure this isn’t some “leftover” song from the “DIVA” session. All these must have been preorchestrated a long time ago. Much as I like surprises, I wonder why she loves harbouring her developments and plans under tight wraps only to unleash a tidal wave on her fans lately. She could have milked this alot more by building up to the release of the track (which by the way, is available for digital download starting from today 13th July).
On the track: Vocals are strong and confident. She sounds extremely adept and comfortable with this genre of music. I really fantasize about her having a treasure trove of tracks along this line – a “DIVA Part 2” will sell like hotcakes if given proper marketing. all you need is another 9 tracks like this, throw in a couple of remixes, plus a megamix, and if budget allows – a quality music video!! “Aprodite” would have made a brilliant follow up album title, but Kylie has already snatched that! Too bad. Kekeke. Personally, I think this current team of musicians working with her is a definite keeper!
Oh, I must add that she is looking really genki! Bright smiles and great get up and hair!! Love those stocking and shoes!! For once I didn’t cringe at her choice of wardrobe at a press conference.
Great great day for all of us!! And to Akina, THANK YOU and on behalf of all Akina fans – we wish you a great and fulfilling year ahead!! Hope you had a blast!
Promo clip for “CR中森明菜 歌姫伝説 〜恋も2度目なら〜”