Kingdom Hearts: Simple and Clean – Hikaru Utada

Kingdom Hearts: Simple and Clean - Hikaru Utada Album Title:
Kingdom Hearts: Simple and Clean – Hikaru Utada
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Toshiba EMI
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Release Date:
January 29, 2003
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Hikaru Utada is the female voice that gave us “Hikari” for Kingdom Hearts, which was remixed to produce some great songs. Utada returns with the English version of the song, entitled “Simple And Clean” for a special single called “Colors”.


The first track “Colors” is her own track made especially for this release. It shows her writing talent and is an excellent dance pop song. The chords are different from the norm and the Eastern influence is made clear from the outset. The song is sung in Japanese but is so feet stompingly great, you’ll not notice!

“Simple And Clean” is the English version of “Hikari” and, while in essence nothing but the language has changed, the song is captured whole again and seems like a new song. The lyrics are good enough to not be slushy, and the elocution is spot on!

“Simple And Clean – PLANITb Remix” is the real dance version of the song but in English again. Although the lyrics at times seem ever so slightly too rushed, it all slots into place for a real dance anthem. This is how a dance remix should be done. The final track is a karaoke version of “Colors”, so you can grab a translation and sing along in your language to the excellent tune.


Overall, if you love pop music, dance music, J-Pop, or just great music, then this single is highly recommended.

Kingdom Hearts: Simple and Clean – Hikaru Utada Simon Smith

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Posted on August 1, 2012 by Simon Smith. Last modified on August 1, 2012.

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