Omoide ni Naru no?
Omoide ni Naru no? was Tamaki Nami’s 4th single under Universal, 19th overall, and 1st under the name nami. This was her final single prior to her debut album under Universal entitled STEP.
1. Omoide ni Naru no?
2. Itoshisa no Yukue
Despite some criticism I can honestly say that I actually enjoyed Omoide ni Naru no? Why you ask since it’s very R&B sounding? Well it’s because I’m a sucker for synth. That and I love the ballad atmosphere that it is, the piano does a lot. At times it did sound like her vocals were stressed a bit and that she couldn’t really hit those high notes, but at least it’s something different.
Itoshisa no Yukue was somewhat of a fusion of mellow R&B with some synth, not nearly as Kan Nishino sounding xD. It sounded nice, but that’s it, I really couldn’t get into it too much. As for her cover of Ken Hirai’s Rakuen, I thought it was good. I loved all the synth and the music, which was the highlight. Otherwise this song is just meh, too slow too.
Basically I loved all the synth / R&B of this single. But Nami’s vocals were anything but top notch. The music was probably the highlight, she’s never really tried anything like it. The vocals really could have used some work, especially with more emotion and more training. It had some potential… A fair way to finish the STEP Era.