Fashion model and rock vocalist AKIRA is coming to the U.S.! She’ll be at Tokyo Rebel on November 22-23. As consolation for not being able to attend and to amp those of you who can go, I decided to review her solo debut, Aoki Tsuki Michite, for JRock247.
Matching the piano in “Aoki Tsuki Michite”, AKIRA sings sweetly. Her voice is lower than her contemporaries, giving her a mature sound. This is an epic orchestral piece, but she does not belt. Rather the long notes seem to come naturally for her, and she maintains a tenderness even when the instrumentals crescendo.
Listening to: “Tsubaki” by DISACODE