Secret was Maki Goto’s 17th single. It was released on April 11, 2007 and reached number 9 on the charts with 11,112 copies sold. In all this single has sold over 14,861+ copies. This was the final single in the How to Use SEXY Era.

Secret - Maki Goto

1. Secret
2. Inner Child
3. Secret (Instrumental)

After hearing a pop, then a little naughty song, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Secret. To my surprise, the song turned out to be a ballad. And I haven’t heard many ballads from Maki, any at all, but this ballad turned out to be a great song. The music was mid-tempo, instrumentals were some beautiful strings, bells, and the piano. I also loved the constant drops and snaps/claps. Anyway the vocals were actually great in this song, something I wasn’t expecting. When she hit those high notes, it just all sounded so lovely. This song overall was very sweet and lovely, just that simple.

Now Inner Child is a little more rock & pop oriented, well that and synth. With the acoustic at the beginning and violins it made for one interesting combination, followed by the synth. The sporadic guitars were amazing, gave it a little rock feel. But in the same sense the violins gave it a little pop feel, that and classical. I really didn’t care much for the verses, but I liked the chorus. Not all that catchy but it sounded great. This song began good but fell flat in my opinion.

Overall Review: Secret was a lovely little treat! I must admit that, not hearing any of Maki’s ballads, I wasn’t sure just how good this ballad would be. It was very nice, not all that phenomenal or anything but it was nice. The B-Side wasn’t all that bad either, it just needs some work. Overall the single was enjoyable, no big issues. A lovely way to end the How to Use SEXY Era.

Final Grade: 94A-

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  1. […] it’s time for some beautiful ballads, the first one up is a fusion of ballad and pop entitled Secret. Now it’s mostly a ballad but it does exhibit some pop qualities. The instrumentals with the […]

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