Eien no Uta

Eien no Uta was Mika Nakashima’s 24th single. It was released on October 3, 2007 and reached no. 5 on the charts and has sold over 24,146+ copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the film Southbound. This was the second single in the VOICE Era.

Eien no Uta - Mika Nakashima

Tracks:
1. Eien no Uta
2. YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO
3. Eien no Uta (Instrumental)

Review:
Eien no Uta is the song that really got me into Mika. I decided to give it a shot mostly because of the cover, and I’m glad I did. Despite the opening vocals that weren’t Mika the song still proves to be amazing. The opening initially is somewhat mystical with the water flowing and the gentle beeps, but then out of nowhere the saxophone begins along with some guy and his Jamaican-like accent that threw me off. But afterwards the drums entered and Mika took control. The whole jazz/reggae feel was a nice change from conventional pop, so I really enjoyed that. But I loved her vocals even more, they were steady and so refreshing. I also loved the mid-tempo feel of the song. The instrumentals were incredible, I mean the violins with the drums and saxophone, unconventional and yet so awesome. Overall the song was very memorable and even catchy, I guess it’s the melody.

Next is a cover of Cole Porter’s YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO with the band Katteni-Shiyagare. It’s actually a nice mid-tempo jazz song. And considering the song is in all English, Mika’s vocals were pretty good. The English could have been a little better, but it’s better than most artists. The saxophone and the piano worked great together in this song, all the jazz elements were great too. The only problem was that there was hardly any singing, still nice though.

Overall Review: Eien no Uta was smooth jazz perfection. This single was really about Mika getting back to her roots essentially. Now she has done some jazz songs, but I think this is the best one in the era. Anyway, I loved the instrumentals and the smooth feel of the song, not to mention the amazing vocals that she displayed. I liked how the single had a single theme, which was jazz obviously and the fact that it both songs were real high quality. Such an amazing single for the VOICE Era.

Final Grade: 97A

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3 Responses to “Eien no Uta”
  1. noahfurlani says:

    yay! another mika convert!

  2. Die says:

    i’ve been a fan of mika for a year lol, just haven’t posted anything about her on the site until yesterday lol

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