What is the comparison with YUI ? Let’s see that.
First about YUI:
As you know since 2004 YUI has become one of the most famous female singer in Japan. She always reach the Top 1 of Oricon’s charts at each almost releases.
Reasons here success ? She’s young, cute, she write and compose almost all of her songs herself, she has a beautiful voice, she sings well and she plays guitar. A other thing is that YUI stays really simple and modest even with all this celebrity. Her personality is one of the reason of her success.
What’s about her music ?
YUI – Ready to love
YUI – Skyline
Yeah music, it’s the most important point. For me (and a lot of “old” fans) what’s made YUI’s success is her music style and especially her acoustic songs. From 2004 to 2006, YUI’s acoustic songs like Good-bye days/Skyline, Tokyo, Life plays a major role in YUI ascension in the charts. This acoustic style has influenced a lot of people to start playing acoustic guitar. (I’m wondering how many of you has started playing acoustic guitar because of YUI. ^^)
With YUI’s most recent releases like Again and It’s all too much (coming next month), we’re far from this era… lately YUI has turns away more and more of her initial style by being more Pop/Rock. YUI’s music definitely took a downturn after “CAN’T BUY MY LOVE”. It lost it’s soul.
This is my only disappointment…
Let’s talks about Tsuji Shion.
A little biography:
★ Name: Shion Tsuji/Tsuji Shion
★ Japanese Name: 辻 詩音
★ Birthdate: January 10th, 1990
★ Age: 19
★ Label: DefSTAR Records (sublabel of Sony Music Japan)
★ Music Genre: J-pop/J-Rock
★ Favourite Artists: Sheryl Crow, THE HIGH-LOWS.
Shion Tsuji began to write poems and song lyrics from a young age. It wasn’t until when she was 15 years old, when playing a guitar, she began to learn to write music. At the same time, she dropped out of high school in her first year and moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream to become a singer. In Autumn 2007, Tsuji self-produced the music for a commemorative event for 200 people. With her performance, Tsuji was finally able to draw the attention of Sony Music. In 2008, she signed with DefSTAR Records and made her debut with the single “Candy kicks”. In 2009 she releases a 2nd single “Sky chord ～大人になる君へ～” featuring Bleach Anime ending theme. In the same year, a 3rd single titled “Melody” has just released.
You’ll notice that her story is almost the same as YUI’s debut.
She really looks like Otsuka Ai in her physical appearance and gestures while YUI adopt a more serious aspect, Tusji Shion is more “breezy” addressing a big smile like what could do Ai-chan. Something like “Tusji Shion desu! YEHHH~~!! *peace*”.
In term of music style it’s quite similar to what did YUI at her debut, that is acoustic songs.
See by yourself:
Tsuji Shion – M/elody (PV)
Now you have listen to Tsuji Shion, don’t you think it sounds like YUI’s style ?
Here is a other song:
Tsuji Shion – Nami Nori
If you’re not convinced. Try also “Take me home“.
This song sure does have a bit of YUI’s feel, may be because it’s full acoustic song… anyway it makes me nostalgic of old YUI’s songs.
I won’t take position to say who is better than other, this post doesn’t say that Tsuji Shion is copying YUI or something like that at all ! It has non-sense.
Tsuji Shion will never be YUI and vise versa. As I said above, YUI and Tsuji Shion has her own personality and we’ll feel that in their songs.
As a lot of readers here are interested by YUI so I though that could be interesting to introduce you this singer that I consider as artist to watch closely for the upcoming months. It won’t be a surprise to see her featuring this blog soon ! ^^
I’m really looking forward for her 1st album !
Fan of YUI or not, I highly recommend to listen the Tsuji Shion’s music.
(Tsuji Shion – M/elody Single Regular Edition)
New single release from Shion Tsuji includes intro theme to the anime “Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.”