YUI

If you read the last entry, you’ll know what this is about. I’ve said that I LOVED Makino Yui’s music, I still do, but here’s someone else I’ve recently started to like.

From Wikipedia.com:

Yui began writing poems in ninth grade. At the age of sixteen, by recommendation of her mother, she began studying song, songwriting, and guitar at a private music school in her native Fukuoka. Aspiring to become a professional, she carried her guitar around and sang at local places such as the seashore of Shingu, and in the middle of the rice fields of Kaminofu. Even though she is often uncomfortable when talking to people, she still enjoys communicating with her audiences at street performances in the Tenjin district of Fukuoka.

Her professional career began in March 2004, when she sang three songs at an audition hosted by Sony Music Japan, despite the audition rule that a participant could only sing two songs. All of the judges gave her the highest score possible, which caused a fierce scramble among record labels to sign her. She first sang “Why Me” (a song later included in her major label debut single), followed by “It’s Happy Line” and “I Know”. “It’s Happy Line” was her debut indie single with “I Know” as the b-side.

Upon leaving her home of Fukuoka for Tokyo, Yui wrote the song “Feel My Soul”. She was planning its release on an indie label as a tribute to her hometown, when the song caught the ears of Fuji TV producer Mr. Yamaguchi, who happened to see the demo video clip. He claimed Yui’s voice haunted him so much that he went out of his way to visit the recording studio himself. He even made his channel’s prime time drama an extraordinary tie-in with Yui’s debut track.

One reason I like YUI more than Makino Yui is because YUI uses a guitar, acoustic and electric!! I’m a fan of rock music and love the sounds guitars can make. YUI also has a beautiful voice and that softness with the sound of the guitar makes for perfect hearing.

Makino Yui= JPop
YUI= JRock

Right now, YUI has two albums. “From me to You” is her first full album she made and was released Feb 22, 2006. Having 13 tracks, this album is mainly made of singles she made while traveling around with her guitar. Her best tracks in this album are:

-Feel My Soul
-Ready to Love
-Life (BLEACH 5th ED)
-I Know
-Tokyo

Her second album is “Can’t Buy my Love”. This album was released not to long ago, April 4, 2007. {Debuting at #1} Her best tracks are:

-Rolling Star {BLEACH 5th OP}
-It’s Alright
-I Remember You
-Winding Road
-Good-Bye Days
-Why?

“Why?” is my favorite track!!

If you ever get a chance, listen to some of these tracks and you’ll also fall in love like I did.

Now for some screen caps from YUI’s single “Life”

Here’s the lyrics to “LIFE” along with the translation:

doro darake yonajimenai tokai de
onaji you ni waraenaiutsumuite aruita no
isogiashi desurechigau hitotachi
“yume wa kanaimashita ka?”
atashi mada mogaiteru

kodomo no koro ni modoru yori mo
ima wo umaku ikite mitai yo
kowagari waumaretsuki

hi no ataru basho ni deteryoute wo hirogete mita nara
ano sorakoete yukeru kana?
nante omotta n’ da

tobidatsu tame no tsubasasore wamada mienai
kantan niikanai karaikite yukeru

nureta koinuhiroiageta dake de
chotto waraechau hodonamida ga koborete kita
ai saretaiai saretai bakari
atashi itte ita yo nemotomeru dake ja dame ne

kodomo no koro ni modoru yori mo
ima wo umaku ikite mitai yo
kowagari waumaretsuki

hi no ataru basho ni detekono te wo tsuyoku nigitte mita
ano bshoano toki wo kowashiteI can change my life

demokokoro no nakasubete wototemo tsutaekirenai
kantan niikanai karaikite yukeru

hi no ataru basho ni detechizu wo hirogete miru kedo
I know… You know… mayoimichi mo shikata nai
I can change my life

sugite kita hibi zenbu deima no atashi nan da yo
kantan niikanai karaikite yukeru

——-

In the city I’m not used to that’s full of dirt,
I can’t laugh the same and I walked with my head down
People pass by in a quick pace
I ask “has their dreams come true?”
But I’m still struggling

I want to try living in the present
rather than returning to my childhood
It’s my nature to be a coward

If I go to a sunny spot and stretch my arms out,
I wonder if I can go beyond the sky
that’s what I thought

The wings I use to fly away are still invisible
It’s because it’s not simple that I can go on living

I just picked up a wet puppy
and for a while, I laughed so much that tears spilled
“I want to be loved, I just want to be loved”
is what I said.It’s no good just to ask for it

I want to try living in the present
rather than returning to my childhood
It’s my nature to be a coward

I went to a sunny spot and tried holding your hand tightly
I will destroy that place, that time so I can change my life

But I really can’t express everything that’s in my heart
It’s because it’s not simple that I can go on living

I went to a sunny spot and spread out my map, but
I know… You know… that even the path of doubts can’t be helped
I can change my life

All the days that have passed make up the me that’s here now
It’s because it’s not simple that I can go on living

*NOTE: Lyrics taken from Corichan.com

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