Former Hello! Project soloist Kikkawa You’s new album is a cover album! There’s something about vocaloid in the description, but to tell the truth I don’t know what all that is about. I adore her voice, and I appreciate her covers of oldies. It’s nice to know about the musical tradition from which these idols come. If you are reading this then chances are you, like me, did not grow up listening to Japanese popular music. This is like a quick education.
In the spirit of the American elections today I’ve decided that it’s time to vote! Do you like Kikkawa’s cover? Or do you prefer the original? I won’t tell my preferences, but I will say I prefer some of the originals. Which ones, you ask? I may say later. Maybe.
While you are at it, buy Kikkawa You’s album here: Vocalist? at CDJapan
Watashi ga Obasan ni Nattemo
Kikkawa You vs. Moritaka Chisato
Kikkawa You vs. Saito Yuki
Kaze wa Aki-iro
Kikkawa You vs. Matsuda Seiko
Itoshisato setsunsato kokorozoyosato
Kikkawa You vs. Sinohara Ryoko
Maji de Koi-suru 5byo mae
Kikkawa You vs. Hirosue Ryoko
Kikkawa You vs. Saori Minami
Well there you go! I hope you enjoy all of these oldies, and here’s to more to come!