Ken Hirai - Todokanaikara
2) Todokanaikara (less vocal)
Ken's Bar 20th Anniversary Bonus Track
Ken's Bar 2017 X'mas Special!!
3) Mahoutte Itte Ii Kana ?
Todokanaikara is Ken Hirai's 43rd single & it was released today on 30th May .
For this , Todokanaikara was released today alongside with Ken's 44th single Shiranai ne Desho? .
Todokanaikara was chosen to be used to promote the 50 First Kisses movie which's a remake of 2004's USA movie 50 First Dates that starred actor Adam Sandler and actress Drew Barrymore .
Described as a love song , Ken specially created Todokanaikara for 50 First Kisses which the movie will be released in Japan cinemas on this coming Fri on 1st June .
Prior to the physical release , Todokanaikara was 1st released digitally on 9th May .
3 live recordings serve as B-side songs in Todokanaikara which they were all recorded from last Dec's Ken's Bar 2017 X'mas Special!! .
It's a bit strange that Ken chose not to release both Todokanaikara & Shiranai ne Desho? but rather as 2 separate different singles .
Both Todokanaikara & Shiranai ne Desho? are very different from each other . Today's blog entry will focus on Todokanaikara .
After Ken released last June's Non Fiction which was quite an emo moody song , he decided to go for a different music direction with Todokanaikara .
For me what I like about Todokanaikara is its simplicity and it's just Ken singing alongside with an acoustic guitar backing him vocally while there's some autotune thrown in for good measure .
Todokanaikara reminds me of a cross between Ken's past singles songs such as Kimi wa Tomodachi & Canvas which both of them are still great tracks .
I will review Shiranai ne Desho? tomorrow .