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sifow’s 4th single, entitled RULE, was on 05.16.07.

RULE, a sweet love song, takes the reigns as the A-side. The song begins with a catchy pop instrumental and soon a few lines of the chorus are sung. sifow gives some great vocals here to match with the sweet and somewhat relaxing music. On the verses, it slows down a little bit as the focus is on her voice rather than the music and she sings a little deeper than usual. The chorus stands out the strongest particularly because of strength in comparison to the verses. The music is more aggressive and her vocals give more strength.

The B-side is the hollow love song, Love Regrets. Beginnging the song is a dark and sleek instrumental that is instantly addictive. The first line “hold me tight, still love me?” captures a sexual atmosphere that is unmistakable. Following is the first verse and there is such a cold atmosphere that the listener falls in love.

In order to promote the single, a PV for RULE was made. The video is very colorful, featuring lots of butterflies. Although there isn’t any story, it’s just a very visually-appealing video and the gold scene is wonderful because sifow looks flawless.

Single Ranking: A –

Love Regrets is the real star of this single and should have been the A-side but RULE is a nice and relaxing song worth checking out. The single is one to remember and hopefully sifow will be back before we know it.

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sifow’s 5th single, entitled 夏花火, was released on 07.25.07.

夏花火, a light dance number, serves as the single’s A-side. The song starts off with the chorus, an uptempo dance instrumental with sifow providing some great vocals to support it. The following section of pure instrumentation allows the listener to hear the traditional Japanese elements that make it so interesting. She stands just as strong on the verses as her vocals keep a sleekness that support the pretiness of the instrumentation. With a gorgeous instrumentation and great vocals from sifow, it’s no wonder that this song was chosen to be released.

Ai-Ai!!! is a fantastic dance number that really catches the listener’s ear. The song opens up with the chorus, which only features sifow singing “ai-ai” and “wow-wow-wow.” Her vocals really work with the dance feel of the instrumentation and soon we come into the first verse. There is a really cool atmosphere as sifow’s vocals are once again sleek and suit the almost sexual feeling of the song. One part that really stands out is the pure instrumental section when the music fades and then comes back strongly. This song is even stronger than the A-side and definitely makes the single fantastic from start to finish.

In order to promote the single, a PV for 夏花火 was made. The video features a very traditional look from the outfits to the people playing the instruments. As always, sifow looks absolutely gorgeous and the sheer pretiness of the video makes it a definite one to watch out for.

Single Ranking: A +

夏花火 and Ai-Ai!!! are both wonderful songs that really build this single to be strong from start to finish. The B-side is more aggressive in terms of its dance feel while the A-side takes on a pretty sound to support sifow. It’s definitely a single worth checking out.