Namie Amuro – Say the word

July 24, 2019 at 11:17 AM | Posted in Namie Amuro | Leave a comment

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SINGLE REVIEW
Namie Amuro – Say the word

1. Say the word
2. Let’s not fight
3. Say the word (Breeze House Mix)
4. Say the word (Instrumental)
5. Let’s not fight (Instrumental)

Say the word is the eighteenth single by Japanese singer Namie Amuro, released on August 8, 2001. It was used as the commerical song for KOSÉ Cosmetics Luminous line of lipstick. The single reached #3 on the weekly Oricon chart, selling a total of 183,840 copies.

Say the word makes clear that Namie’s vocals have improved very, very much since she started her career. Her belts are much more on key and her voice overall has a more pleasant sound to it. The music has a very catchy early 2000s sound to it and it’s very danceable, I quite enjoy it. The only issue I have with this song is Namie’s English (“say the world“).

Let’s not fight is the more mellow pop track of the single and Namie’s singing over a guitar and percussion arrangement. I find it a bit boring though, with a lot of repetition going on and the strange distorted vocals. Maybe this one will grow on me and I don’t think it’s a bad song, it’s just not special.

The beat in Say the word (Breeze House Mix) is very nice, it actually spices up the original. And for once a remix that features the word ‘House’ in its title is actually a house remix. This remix might even be better than the original song, it has a fuller arrangement that fits the overall feel better.

OVERALL RATING
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3½ stars

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