I reviewed Jin Akanishi’s full-length album Me, released this past summer, for NekoPOP.
Akanishi opens with the sweet “Let Me Talk To U”. The child’s voice in the beginning is a reminder that this party guy is a family man too, and the inclusion of banjo gives the song a homey feel. The next song, “Good Time”, makes a perfect summer party anthem with its catchy beat and cheerful lyrics. “Miss California” is an instance where Akanishi has clearly been listening to a lot of American Top 40. The whistling and guitars resemble the intro to Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger”.
Listening to: “Let Me Talk to U” by Jin Akanishi