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Tanimura Nana – Say Good-bye [2nd Single]

Posted on: August 14, 2008

Tanimura Nana’s 2nd single, entitled Say Good-bye, was released on 11.14.07.

Say Goodbye is a dance track that features Nana telling off her boyfriend. The song takes off with Nana giving some really strong vocals and then she sings the first verse. She gives a certain sleekness to her voice that really compliments the music, capturing the listener’s ear. For the chorus, Nana shows off a little more vocal power and the English phrases like “you should let me go” and “you’d ask me why” really pop. There is a rap sequence during the third verse, which is done in all English and it’s a really nice fit for this song as the lyrics go perfectly the song’s overall theme. The chorus closes the song, allowing Nana to deliver the final vocals with power and control.

Nana comes back to go with a more rock-driven instrumentation for the first B-side, JEALOUS GIRL. Her vocals definitely go with the music well and the combination of the two help create an enjoyable atmosphere. Her repetition of “just a jealous girl” during the chorus actually does come off as repetitive and sticks in the listener’s mind. It’s a very nice song and worth checking out.

Gimmick shines as there is a real coolness to it. Nana brings strong vocals over the edgy dance beat to solidify the listener’s interest. It’s another great song that Nana sounds very comfortable on, making sure the listener follows from beginning to end.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Say Good-bye was made. The video features Nana dancing with two backup dancers, her singing in front of a blue background and Nana texting her boyfriend on her phone. Although there isn’t much going on, it’s a nice video and Nana looks very pretty.

Single Ranking: A

Tanimura Nana continues to be strong on her second single, this time taking a dance route for the title track. Say Good-bye is a very enjoyable dance track that she shines on. The B-sides are strong once again, Gimmick being the more memorable one of the two. This is another solid single from Nana from its start to its finish.


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