marina – Kimi Tsunagu

Kimi Tsunagu - Towa Yori Towa Ni


  1. Kimi Tsunagu
  2. Towa Yori Towa ni
  3. Kimi Tsunagu (Off Vocal)
  4. Towa Yori Towa ni (Off Vocal)


1. Kimi Tsunagu

IF KOKIA decided to do a rock-influenced song, I imagine it would be something like the the intro/verse of Kimi Tsunagu, Chants combine with piano to give an ethnic sound, before guitar enters in the verse to give a heavier feel and  strings and synths also feature. The chorus, although catchy enough, is pretty standard J-Pop though and doesn’t have the same epicness of the verse. I can’t fault marina’s singing on the whole as well. A pretty unique song here, and great debut!

2. Towa Yori Towa ni

Quiet strings and glockenspiel which sound like they’re being played from a record open the B-side in a creepy fashion, but soon the track turns into a pounding metal track. There are gothic influences throughout the track found in the strings, soft harpsichord, chants and especially the waltz-like pre-chorus, but the goth-ness is not really featured in the chorus which is more pop. The guitar solo’s good too, short but sweet. Basically this track is a mix of gothic and metal with some pop influence in the chorus. It’s pretty cool!

marina’s solo debut single was awesome! Going with a rock style a good choice it seems and 5pb have delivered again with some excellent compositions. marina’s voice was good throughout, although it would be nice if she could develop a deeper tone for heavier songs. I’m interested to see where her musical path takes her…

Rating: 9.5/10

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2 Responses to marina – Kimi Tsunagu

  1. Kien says:

    I’m happy to see you who hold Marina’s debut single in such high regard. It is an extremely overlooked and unique masterwork in my opinion, and it is a shame it didn’t get much attention.
    Anyways, I’ve actually managed to get my own blog started, and I have done my first review on Marina’s 3rd single release. If possible, drop by and comment your thoughts. If not…well you can laugh at my bad spelling.

    • Alex says:

      Hehe I haven’t even listened to the single yet… I’m so behind on everything lol. I’ve added your blog to my feed though. Admittedly, I don’t have too much time anymore, so I don’t read/comment on blogs often, but I’ll try to stop by now and then!

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