New album delights in parts

New album delights in parts

Japanese singer-songwriter Miwa released her debut album Guitarissimo in 2011. Then came Guitarium a year later. Now comes the 23-year-old's third studio album, Delight.

The 11 songs featured on the album boast a range of instruments, making every track sound different from the next.

The highlights include Delight, 321 and Loud! - they are all groovy enough to get you up to dance. For easy listening you can turn to Napa and Nukumori.

But the real standout is Hikari e. This dance-floor track, which tells of a complex love story among three people, is the theme song for the Japanese TV drama Rich Man Poor Woman.

All songs, collectively, invite listeners to "seize the day". The upbeat album may start off slow, but it picks up the tempo the further you go into the collection of songs with delightfully surprising and fresh melodies.

Some of the lyrics tend to be quite repetitive, but Miwa's fans will find plenty of new offerings to keep them replaying their favourites from a solid, though not outstanding, album.

YP Rating: 3/5



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