Namie Amuro feat. Yamashita Tomohisa – Unusual//
So the collaboration that made every Jpop fan go “wtf” was released on March 8th.
Aw god, I’m trying not to go bananas as I watch and listen to this. If you are a fan of Jpop you might understand me, but for those of you who need an explanation: Namie Amuro is often called the Jpop queen and with good reason, she sings and performs amazingly. Yamashita Tomohisa, a.k.a. Yamapi, although very much popular in the Jpop scene, he is hardly known for his vocal chops.
So yeah, everyone and their momma in Japan went all O.o when this collaboration was announced a few weeks back.
I really don’t know what to say about this… I mean… the lyrics: “I am different from all the other girls, yeah.” Really, Yamapi? Or should I call you Yama-she? Miss Y?
Although an interesting collab, the song doesn’t really stand out to me. I might need to listen to it a few more times. I love that Namie is breaking it down and owning it, but I’m sorry to say that Yamapi is way out of his league.