ayaka & Miura Daichi - Heart Up
CD + DVD
1) Heart Up
2) Heart Up (Karaoke Version with ayaka Vocal)
3) Heart Up (Karaoke Version with Miura Daichi Vocal)
4) Heart Up (Instrumental)
Heart Up is an ayaka & Miura Daichi collaboration single which was last week released on 14th Feb .
The idea for the collaboration 1st came about last April when the creation of a CM tie-in song was being worked on . Famed producer Kobayashi Takeshi decided to work with ayaka & Miura due to their debut dates being similar & their birth dates being in the same year .
Work on the collaboration began over last Summer . Kobayashi produced & arranged the song , while ayaka wrote its lyrics and composed the music . The song was completed last Sept following KREVA's 908 FESTIVAL 2017 which both singers performed in .
"The heart experiences love's sweetness & its bitterness . It grows from experiencing both . That's where the title of the song comes from... The song tells the story of a man & a woman who come together as part of their destiny . I wrote from the perspective that a broken heart can fly higher than before & that people whose fates are connected can make things better ," ayaka commented .
Heart Up has 2 promo tie in's . It was chosen to be used in the ads of Find my Tokyo. starring Ishihara Satomi with ayaka making a cameo in the ad & it's also currently used as the theme song to promote NTV's Sukkiri!! this month .
This's ayaka's 3rd collaboration single she has done with other artistes , the 1st 2 was with Kobukuro almost 10-11 years ago .
Heart Up is a very nice mid tempo song & Miura Daichi's vocals compliment ayaka's very well . Prior to hearing the duet , I do not know how Miura's vocals sound like but it's a nice surprise nonetheless .
As for the B-sides in Heart Up , it would have been better if both artistes sang the entire song in full because for both tracks , it sounds really odd to hear parts of Heart Up with only the melody being played while each of their singing parts are played & vice versa .
And talking about duets , I wonder if ayaka has any thoughts of doing another duet with Kobukuro as it's quite hard to believe it has been so long since WINDING ROAD & Anata to were released . I don't mind for another duet with both artistes once more .