After 17 chart-topping singles, Yui yet again has proven her spot in the japanese music industry. Her 18th single, called Rain made its way through various music bars on the 24th and I have to say, after 6 years in the business, she has not lost her touch. She is still the same Yui-chan we all came to love.
The title track, Rain may sound similar to her past singles like Summer Song and Laugh Away, still displaying that traditional Yui-trademarked style but this song is so easy to love both with its lyrics and music. It tells about the singer waiting for her lover one Christmas eve but it turned out the guy did not show up. The girl waited and waited until the rain soaked her wet but it still playing the martyr role of wishing the guy well wherever he may be. That melancholic message paired with pop rock, upbeat music made it one of my new favorite.
The b-side of the single called “a room” (yes, typecasted that way similar to “to Mother”. What’s the deal?) is a mid-tempo acoustic love song about taking a step forward towards love and all that. Not really digging it but beautiful nonetheless. Listen to it on a rainy day looking outside from your window. Mushy.
The last offering is an acoustic version of her past track, How Crazy from her album, Can’t Buy My Love. Nothing really new except, well, it’s an acoustic version so you get the picture.
Rain is a single both Yui fans or not could really love. There is really something to like on every song Yui releases and every album or single is something to look forward to. This single has yet again put her up on another notch among artists. 4.5 out of 5.