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Shimatani Hitomi’s 25th single, entitled Neva Eva, was released on 06.06.07. The title track was used as the opening theme for the Nippon TV Wrestling 2007

Neva Eva is an edgy dance song that shows the power of Shimatani Hitomi. Opening the song is an upbeat and addictive instrumental that makes the listener want to get up and dance. On the first verse, Hitomi’s vocals carry that edge and sleekness that is mirrored in the instrumentation to make a dangerous combination. The chorus stands out strongly as the music continues to support her and the last vocals of the chorus are really what make it pop. On the pure instrumental section, those jazzy flares come out strongly and keep the listener entertained from start to finish. Neva Eva is a fantastic song that is one of Hitomi’s best, if not her best, making it a definite one to listen for.

白昼夢 is a enticing Latin song. The song starts off with an instrumentation driven by Latin sounds that immediately catches the listener’s attention. Her vocals during the first verse are smooth and carry that a certain sexiness about them just works with the Latin heat of the music. The chorus stands out pretty easily although it doesn’t feature any particular instrumental or vocal change but there’s a certain magic behind it. On the pure instrumental section, there are a few different instruments that have the time to shine before Hitomi comes back in with some vocals. This is a great song and could’ve served as the single’s A-side because it’s so strong.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Neva Eva was made. The video features Hitomi as an office secretary doing some various things such as throwing a paper onto the copy machine, typing at her desk and a whole lot of dancing. It’s actually a pretty cool video despite being pretty simple.

Single Ranking: A +

Both songs on this single make it one fantastic one that entices the listener. Neva Eva is a fast-paced dance song that will immediately make the listener fall in love with Hitomi. The B-side slows things down a bit to bring the Latin flavor, suiting Hitomi’s vocals perfectly. It’s a great single from start to finish.