WHY was Miliyah Kato’s 16th single. It was released on November 11, 2009 and reached no. 10 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 15,189 copies sold. Destiny was used as the theme song for the Japanese release of the movie New Moon.

WHY - Miliyah Kato

1. WHY
2. Destiny
3. You don’t know me
4. WHY (Instrumental)

nullAgain for some reason I just LOVE Miliyah. She’s yet again released another strong single. The title track WHY is just beyond words, but I’ll describe them to you in words anyway. Initially the music sounds very sad and dreary, in part because of the guitar riffs, but then it picks up a bit. Finally at the chorus there’s an explosion of power and music. At that point it’s and epic rock ballad, lots of emotion and vocal power, and I love how it’s just really catchy. Destiny on the other hand is an R&B ballad. I’m not too sure whether or not it’ll fit in with New Moon, but it does sound amazing. Like most ballads it does feature the piano as the signature instrument, but it also features some R&B beats, and some underlying synth beats. Again the chorus is the best part of the song, namely due to the beats, the synth, and the music. Her vocals sound a lot stronger as a whole, and there’s a lot more emotion. Oh and one of the most important things is that the melody is incredible. It’s a win-win situation. And the B-Side You don’t know me is just….bleh. It’s a mid-tempo ballad with some minor beats, it’s a lot slower, and not nearly as epic as Destiny, which is the main reason why I don’t like it all that much. And she overuses English, it makes it boring and repetitive.

Final Thoughts: ZOMG MILIYAH, where have you been hiding???? This single is pretty much straight genius if you ask me. It’s got some great ballads, both Rock and R&B which utilize both classical and modern elements. The songs as a whole are amazing, the B-Side could have been better but all and all it’s fantastic. The thing that I’d have to say that I love the most were the synth beats, and naturally the melodies. The arrangement was great and the producers are geniuses. It’s just as good, if not better than, Love Forever. She’ll be set if she can release more songs like these.



3 Responses to “WHY”
  1. Ashen Twilight says:

    I LOVED this single a lot. I think Destiny is the best song on IMO. You should listen to her new album RING. It totally SMASHED Perfume’s “Triangle” sales wise even though it debuted at number two. It’s pretty amazing.

    I also had no clue that Destiny was the theme song for New Moon. Two of my friends are such Twi-Hards even if they won’t admit it.

    Oh ya… would you like to exchange links? My site is: http://ashentwilight.wordpress.com

    (no relation to the gayness that is the Twilight series) =)

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