Ashita e no Sanka

Ashita e no Sanka was alan’s debut single. It was released on November 21, 2007 and reached number 69 on the charts with 2,062 copies sold. This single was released in CD and CD+DVD editions. The lyrics were written by Nojima Shinji, apparently he’s a famous movie/TV drama scriptwriter in Japan.

Ashita e no Sanka - alan

Tracks:
1. Ashita e no Sanka
2. Sakura Modern
3. Ashita e no Sanka (Instrumental)
4. Sakura Modern (Instrumental)

Review:
Perhaps one of the most impressive debuts is Ashita e no Sanka lit. A Hymn for Tomorrow. Well one of the first things that really jumped out at me was the music. It’s very traditional Chinese music, similar to what you’d hear at a Chinese New Year banquet. That right there made me like this song, but I’m a little biased towards Chinese music. Although the music didn’t get all that great till the climax and chorus. alan’s vocals here were phenomenal, and I mean it. Since she’s done opera you’d expect nothing less from her, I mean how she hits those high notes, like in traditional Tibetan songs, it’s just so beautiful and amazing. Anyway the verses sound nice, and while the music’s playing you really just fall into a trance. The chorus was absolutely mind blowing as when she sings the first word, it’s a very high note and she can hold it too. It wasn’t that catchy but those first words made it enjoyable. Towards the end, about the last minute, the background vocals sounded really nice and calming. This has got to be one of the best debut singles I’ve heard in a while.

Continuing with some traditional instrumentals is Sakura Modern lit. Modern Cherry Blossoms. After a beautiful song, we begin with a more modern tune. The opening instrumentals are very traditional and so catcy. alan’s vocals here sound a little nicer; they’re more stereotypical of Japanese artists, not so ballad like. The verses could have been better, but overall they were enjoyable, and the strings were great. The chorus this time was so catchy and so entertaining, especially before it started with the climax building up. alan was able to hit those high and low notes with ease, making them easy on the ears. I really loved the fact that this song still used some more traditional instruments indigenous to the region but how it still sounded a little modern. This has got to be one the best B-Sides I’ve heard for a debut.

Overall Review: Ashita e no Sanka was a brand new phenomena. It was filled with traditional elements that make it stand out, and yet it had a modern feel. I was just blown away with alan’s shear vocal talent, it’s really amazing and a treat for everyone; it could give Hikki or Ayu a run for their money. The music was so beautiful, so awing, and inspiring. You really couldn’t have asked for a better debut single. I can honestly say that you don’t find an artist like this everyday. We’re going to have to watch her in the near future, she could become the next big thing.

Final Grade: 100A+

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6 Responses to “Ashita e no Sanka”
  1. blackmager says:

    I’m in love right now.

    I love the chorus, her voice is so powerful.
    Even better than Stephanie since she doesn’t seem so bland.

    But I guess that’s what happens when you’re going to listen to someone who actually took opera lessons huh?

  2. renaye says:

    i like alan songs especially kimi ni omou.. it’s very soothing and catchy at the same time. her voice is very clear too. ah .. ashita e no sanka is good too. i like the opera part.

  3. nov1st says:

    her eyes are so pretty…

  4. amaiyume says:

    The song is aboslutely gorgeous!
    Hitotsu wasn’t as good but the new single looks to be following more in the vein of this song.

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