Release Date – July 8, 2009
- Yuhi (Instrumental)
- Belief (Instrumental)
YU-A is a member of the R&B trio Foxxi misQ and Yuhi is her second solo single.
I didn’t know that the members of Foxxi misQ had started releasing solo material. I was wondering what happened to them after the Last Christmas single was released in November of last year.
Then I started seeing YU-A pop up on other people’s songs such as Negai from Dohzi-T’s 12 Love Stories and eventually I came across this single.
Yuhi is much different from what she has done with Foxxi misQ or any collaborations. It’s a piano driven pop power ballad that is miles away from the R&B I’m accustomed to hearing from her.
It’s a nice song and it does manage to be a solid showcase for her vocal abilities but it’s nothing overly spectacular.
The b-side Belief hits more familiar territory. It’s an up tempo R&B club song that is reminiscent of some of her parent groups material. Much stronger than the a-side I believe.
Overall this wasn’t bad. It was strange to hear her without Chie & Dem harmonzing in the background but I got used to it. I think she should take on more up tempo stuff and stay away from the pop ballads unless they have a bit of edge to them.