Te wo Tsunagou / Ai wo Utaou

Te wo Tsunagou / Ai wo Utaou was ayaka’s 8th single. It was released on March 5, 2008 and reached number 7 on the charts with 18,432 copies sold. In all this single has sold over 41,971+ copies. Te wo Tsunagou was used as the theme song for the movie Doraemon Nobita to Midori no Kyojinden, and Ai wo Utaou was used as the KOSÉ’s “ESPRIQUE PRECIOUS” CM song. This was the 4th single in the Sing to the Sky Era.

Te wo Tsunagou / Ai wo Utaou - ayaka

1. Te wo Tsunagou
2. Ai wo Utaou
3. Mikadzuki <2007/12/20 Nippon Budokan Live ver.>
4. Te wo Tsunagou <Instrumental>
5. Ai wo Utaou <Instrumental>

Well it’s safe to say that this is one beautiful song. Although Te wo Tsunagou isn’t as powerful as Mikazuki or I believe, it’s certainly a lovely ballad. And with a translation like Let’s Hold Hands it’s bound to be profound at some level. I really loved this song because of the simple acoustics and ayaka’s vocals, which never disappoint. And I loved how the song progressed as you listened to it. It became more rock affiliated as the song progressed, and it lost most of the ballad element. Again ayaka’s vocals were so good, and so strong.

It’s now time for an up-beat song, typical of ayaka. This song is entitled Ai wo Utaou lit. Let’s Sing Love. The guitar is the main instrument and it’s not half bad either, nor is it getting annoying. I did love ayaka’s vocals, at some points they sounded so soft at others so deep, and all the power present didn’t hurt. And I really loved the chorus. Not only was it catchy, it sounded so lovely, almost ballad like. This is another great A-Side, but I still like the first one better.

And now it’s time for Mikadzuki <2007/12/20 Nippon Budokan Live ver.>. Not only is this a live version, which sounds great, but it’s Mikazuki!!! I loved the original version, but the live version is so superior. Words can hardly describe this song, you must listen to it.

Overall Review: Te wo Tsunagou / Ai wo Utaou was a superb single, each title track had something different to offer. The first was very ballad-esc featuring great instrumentals and lovely vocals. The latter featured some prominent guitar driven instrumentals and very up-beat music along with amazing vocals. Both were different yet they made one heck of a single. And the live version of Mikazuki was even better than I imagined, it’s indescribable. Another wonderful single in the Sing to the Sky Era.

Final Grade: 100A+


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  1. […] keep with the up-beat mood so far the next track is Ai wo Utaou. Originally released as a double A-Side single along with Te wo Tsunagou, it’s more up-beat […]

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