Single review: “intention” by Yumi Hara

Yumi Hara is a Japanese voice actress and singer. intention is her third single.

Release date: 24th of July, 2013

Tracklist:
1. intention
2. Blue Moon
3. splash mind
4. intention -off vocal-
5. Blue Moon -off vocal-
5. splash mind -off vocal-

1. intention
Opening this track are some very ominous sounding synths which really sets up the entire scene on what the song could be about. I guess you could say that it was the ‘intention’ for them to make it sound like that. Ahaha, sorry, I shouldn’t have done that. Anyway, Yumi’s vocals really complement the instrumental arrangement done with this song. A spooky sound wave really makes you know how sinister this song really is. The verses in this song are slow to go with the flow with the song, but it eventually increases the speed towards the chorus. As creepy this song is and it’s a type of song that I would like, I’m not exactly a big fan of it. I think it’s because of how slow it is for me and that there isn’t much ‘wow’ parts in it. But it’s still an okay song in the least in my opinion.

2. Blue Moon
Piano, piano, piano is the opening which is pretty epic. Soon some drums are added as well as her vocals, which makes a great combo. I’ve got to say, I like this much more than intention , I’m pretty sure it’s because of it’s fast paced beats accompanying Yumi’s vocals. The verse’s have this quick, rhythmic beat that sounds great. Plus, there’s even a guitar solo which I really love. Blue Moon is a great, fast paced song that really outshines intention.

3. splash mind
Wow, this is a really happy song compared to the previous two. It’s the polar opposite of the A-side. It sounds like something you’d listen to while swimming at the pool or something, cheery and happy being with a bunch of friends, well, that’s the vibe I’m getting from this. Yumi’s voice really has an up beat persona when it is coupled with some happy(?) sounding guitars and I think I sensed some xylophones in there too. A really happy way to end this single!

Yumi’s intention single is a pretty good single, the only thing I didn’t like to the fullest was intention. It just didn’t catch my full attention unlike Blue Moon and splash mind. All in all, it’s a nice single from Yumi Hara.

Rating: 3/5

And on behalf of Moira and I, sorry for not posting for a while! :(