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Friday, August 8, 2008

Kremlin Dusk

It seems that I've been contributing a lot of dance/electro style music to the site lately, and in realizing that I'm amazed that I haven't shared this song yet, or this artist for that matter.

Utada Hikaru is a multi-national artist, recording both here and in Japan. She was born in New York, and grew up speaking both languages (English and Japanese), thus perfecting both dialects. So when she sings in English it's clear, and when she sings in Japanese it clear. But her pronunciation isn't the only thing that's clear! Her voice is wonderful. She has a clear, full, voice with an amazing range.

She's best known in the US for her contributions to the Kingdom Hearts video games soundtracks. Especially her song Simple and Clean. What many people don't know is that she has released many albums both her and in Japan, the styles of her albums reaching from rock to dance to R&B.

Kremlin Dusk is my favorite of her songs. There's something about how she sings this, her heart goes into it. The melody is soft, starting with a slightly melancholy tone to it. Then it slowly builds into something more forceful.
Her voice soars to this beautiful note as she sings the ends of the phrases.

The lyrics have this longing to them. . .a beautiful longing though.

Enjoy.

Kremlin Dusk-Utada Hikaru


All along I was searching for my Lenore
In the words of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe
Now I'm sober and "Nevermore"
Will the Raven come to bother me at home.

Calling you, calling you home
You. . .calling you, calling you home

By the door you said you had to go
Couldn't help me any anymore
This I saw coming, long before
So I kept on staring out the window

Calling you, calling you home
You. . .calling you, calling you home

I am a natural entertainer, aren't we all
Holding pieces of dying ember
I'm just trying to remember who I can call
Who can I call

Home. . .calling you, calling you

I run a secret propaganda
Aren't we all hiding pieces of broken anger
I'm just trying to remember who I can call
Can I call

Born in a war of opposite attraction
It isn't, or is it a natural conception
Torn by the arms in opposite directions
It isn't, or is it a Modernist reaction

Born in a war of opposite attraction
It isn't, or is it a natural conception
Torn by the arms in opposite directions
It isn't, or is it a Modernist reaction

Is it like this
Is it always the same
When a heartache begins, is it like this
Do you like this
Is it always the same
Will you come back again
Do you like this

Is it always the same
Will you come back again
Do you like this
Oh, do you like this
Is it like this
Is it always the same
If you change your phone number, will you tell me

Is it like this
Is it always the same
When a heartache begins, is it like this
If you like this
Will you remember my name
Will you play it again, if you like this

4 comments:

Savy said...

New York baby! She has a reallly gorgeous voice, but unfortunately she's not my type of music.

Amy said...

Savy:
Yeah she really does have a great voice.

=[ I need to start posting music you'd like!!!

lol, I'm sorry I'm going through a real electro faze right now xD

cowgirl4christ said...

Savy ... hopefully something of Amy's will strike your fancy soon enough! =D

Amy ... don't worry about posting music anyone else will like! Just post what YOU like! You've already introduced me to a ton of new and awesome music with your electro faze posts :p lol


I have yet to listen to this song but the lyics are PHENOMENAL! :o

cowgirl4christ said...

Aww, how pretty <33
In my opinion, the high notes are a little much, if you know what I mean ...
But there's no denying she has a lovely voice!