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Heart Station
Look for Heart Station with Utada Hikaru
Date:06, Dec, 2014
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Winter has come, a cold wind has cried like a baby under the sky of gray with tiny sunshine, and we are closer to the end of a year. Then, looking back on a whole year, I search for something happy.


HEART STATION
Released on Mar. 19, 2008

EMI Records Japan
01. Fight The Blues
02. HEART STATION
03. Beautiful World 
04. Flavor Of Life -Ballad Version-
05. Stay Gold
06. Kiss & Cry
07. Gentle Beast Interlude
08. Celebrate
09. Prisoner Of Love
10. Take 5
11. Bokuwa Kuma
12. Nijiiro Bus
13. Flavor Of Life

Blue underlines mean recommended songs.

All Songs Written by Utada Hikaru
We can find happiness nowhere else but in the heart after all. Now, where is the heart? Especially in such a cold season, we need heart-warming songs which are tenderly beside that question, don’t we? Yes, something as “Heart Station” Utada Hikaru released in 2008.

The starting signal is “Fight the Blues.” Like the name shows, it is a song to fight with the blues, as Utada sings ♪ Your enemies will be happy if you are worried. But that is not a unilateral cheering song. The theme of the lyrics is perseverance to review inner strength and weakness.

“I can say that Utada Hikaru alone made up about 95 % of this album” said Miyake Akira; a then general producer who had worked also as a director of EMI Music Japan. As you have known, trying to manage most all alone is completely different from self-righteousness.

Why did Utada Hikaru do most to create “Heart Station” by herself? Neither for her talent nor the productive budget, of course, nor that she didn’t believe anybody else probably. It is considered Utada Hikari needed that formation in order to correctly express her simple heart. That is the theme of “Heart Station.” She was facing to herself directly, self-cleansing, and made it up.

The vocals and the lyrics make me feel motherhood and public nature more than other works. Not just because she got older, it must also have come from reviewing her experiences and feelings.



Reference:
"WHAT'S IN?" 2008 April, Sony Magazines


Hikki's Website





 

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