Namie Amuro – I WILL

July 24, 2019 at 11:29 AM | Posted in Namie Amuro | Leave a comment

Namie Amuro – I WILL

2. I WILL in L.A.
3. I WILL with piano
4. I WILL not sing

I WILL is the nineteenth single by Japanese singer Namie Amuro, released on February 14, 2002. This single reached #7 on the weekly Oricon charts, and sold 95,120 copies.

Now I WILL is a very long track at almost seven minutes, but here we go. It’s a ballad with a bit of an oriental feel to it while it’s still contemporary, which is nice. What caught me off guard most were Namie’s totally in control vocals. Her voice really soars over the strings and piano and I don’t think she had ever sounded this good up to this point. That alone makes this one of her best songs of her early career in my opinion, despite the length of the track. It’s beautiful!

I WILL in L.A. is pretty much the same song, even the arrangement sounds very much the same except for the choir that joins in. It does take the song to the next level. I WILL with piano strips the song of everything except Namie’s vocals and the piano arrangement. It’s still very pretty, but out of the three versions of the song I think I prefer the ‘in L.A.’ version because of the choir.

4 stars

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