Mika’s 28th Single release!
Over Load is Mika Nakashima‘s 28th single release to date. I decided to feature her new single because I like her voice and I like the songs after listening to them. She also wrote both of the new tracks featured on the single. I think that’s awesome.
Right then, what do I think of Over Load, the title track? Well, it is a contemporary j-pop number with a mid-tempo beat. It’s not a fast song at all and it’s quite easy on the ears too. The song’s chorus is rather catchy and the refrain part leading to the violin solo is my favourite bit of the song. I thought the strings arrangement works really well with the melody and Mika’s unique vocals. There’s also a remix version of Over Load which is the 3rd track on the single. It has sort of a indo-latin style beat and surprisingly, I don’t like it as much as the original mix because it drags down the song. The music is nice but it just fell short. Some remixes work, some don’t.
On to the b-side track which is personally my favourite song on the single. It’s called ‘No Answer‘. I so loved the overall feel and melody of the song, the strings, the mid-tempo pop beat and Mika’s voice. The arrangement is suitably fitting for this light modern j-pop number with a slight touch of contemporary jazz styling. On top of that, it’s short and sweet and it’s not repetitive. That’s always a big plus for me when I listen to a song.
Heck ya, this turns out to a be wonderful single from Mika. You can tell that I’m enthused and my ears don’t bleed…lol. I’m gonna stop babbling now.
CD Title: Over Load
Artist: Mika Nakashima
Date Released: 13-May-2009
Catalog No.: AICL-2013
Label/Distributor: Sony Music Entertainment
Number of discs (or other units): 1
01. Over Load **
02. No Answer **
03. Over Load (Hidefumi Kenmochi Remix)
04. Over Load (Instrumental)
05. No Answer (Instrumental)