Namie Amuro – Go Round/YEAH-OH

Released March 21, 2012

Track Listing:

1. Go Round

2. YEAH-OH

3. Go Round (Instrumental)

4. YEAH-OH (Instrumental)

Namie Amuro releases her first single of 2012, Go Round. Remember Past<Future? This new single continues that new direction of hers. Go Round is the song with the lesser amount of electro-pop. While it’s not my favorite Namie song, (Something ’bout the Kiss is straight up awesome) she sounds much more comfortable on this electro-pop bed than previously heard. But, it does sound a bit too lackluster, which could lose a few people.

I think depending on if you dug Go Round, you might have the opposite feeling on YEAH-OH. As previously eluded to, YEAH-OH is the more electro-pop of the two and, personally I didn’t enjoy it. It’s not secret that Asian pop music as a whole is influenced by the western pop music style, but this song leans too hard in that direction. Sounds like a combination of modern-day Black Eyed Peas and some solo artist. (I thought Lady Gaga and Madonna but neither of them quite fit.)

I normally don’t recommend buying singles, but if the electro-pop direction is your kind of thing, Namie’s latest release will fit right in.

Go Round/YEAH-OH

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Written by TOZ

TOZ

TOZ is Selective Hearing’s resident Urban music aficionado. He also has a keen interest in K-Pop, sneakers, Star Trek and long walks on the beach.

  • Benj

    There’s no doubt Yeah-Oh was written to maximize reception outside Japan.  The heavy use of English in lyrics is a bold and risky move.  It’s the type of song suitable for concert performace…. you don’t actually hear it until you hear it in live performance.