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Amuro Namie – ALL FOR YOU [25th Single]

Posted on: August 1, 2008

Amuro Namie’s 25th single, entitled ALL FOR YOU, was released on 07.22.04. The title track was used as the theme song for the drama, Kimi ga Omoide ni Naru no Mai ni.

ALL FOR YOU is a beautiful ballad with strong vocals and an absolutely gorgeous instrumentation. The opening instrumentation evokes a really romantic feeling. Soon the first verse begins and Namie’s smooth vocals carry perfectly and help the listener fall in love with the song. English phrases such as “never walk alone” pop very nicely and catch the listener’s ear. The chorus features stronger vocals that show so much emotion. The third verse is wonderful as she sings “darling you,” holding the final note beautifully and powerfully. ALL FOR YOU is definitely a great ballad and is a great A-side.

Butterfly, a fun pop song, is the single’s B-side. The song begins with a fun instrumental with tropical tints to it. With the chorus, there is a real fun atmosphere from the “beep beep” part and Namie’s vocals which provide the listener with an enjoyable listen. Then the first verse starts and Namie’s smooth vocals keep the listener entranced. The pure instrumental section is a nice breakdown of the cool music before the chorus is re-introduced. More fun instrumentation then brings the song to an excellent close. Butterfly is another enjoyable B-side and definitely one to look out for.

In order to promote the single, a PV for ALL FOR YOU was made. The video is very simple as it features Namie singing on a beach. The setting of this video is absolutely gorgeous and is definitely eye-catching, a perfect fit for the song’s beauty.

Single Ranking: A +

Amuro Namie’s 25th single features the beautiful ballad, ALL FOR YOU as well as the fun and interesting number, Butterfly. Although Namie usually brings her touch to the upbeat style, she definitely sounds at home on this sweet ballad.

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