Broken, hurt yet still trying to mend himself, LIHITO delivers an emotional performance in the dreamy “Pain in my heart”.
Hana-Doll* is an idol project created by movic (TSUKIPRO, VAZZROCK, Tsukiuta, etc). 7 idols are part of Anthos, group signed to the fictional talent agency Amagiri Production.
Title: Breathe Label: Movic Release date: 11/09/2020 Genre: Minimalistic electronica
1 - Pain In My Heart 2 - Pain In My Heart (Off Vocal)
1 – Pain in my heart
An elegant, bass-driven EDM sound leads the way for “Pain in my heart”.
The verses however tone down that intensity, creating a dreamy soundscape that keeps things simple in order to put the spotlight on Kent Ito’s vocals.
This instrumental alone is insanely good, being able to, with barely anything fleshing out hurt, passion, frustration, and regret even to some capacity.
Still, not everything about “Pain in my heart” is simple, you can expect this downtempo song to have a tropical twist, it is minimal but there are some synths that bring a marimba-like percussion in the background, helping the song progress to the chorus.
From that dreamy yet sort of empty soundscape in the verses, you’re taken to a chorus that brings a couple of interesting things to the spotlight while making it ever so slightly busy.
Much like the lyrics or, to keep things simple, the title of this song, this song is fragmented, fragile, and broken in some parts with the big question being “what is love?”.
Synths are cut mid-way through, glitching at some parts. The beat follows the same style however intentionally skipping a beat to reflect a certain hesitancy or even hurt.
As you slowly trail your way through the song, you’ll come to the conclusion that, despite its apparent chillout sound and dreamy vibes, that there is much more going on in the background with another dramatic story being brought forward in this franchise.
And fleshing out that dramatic story with powerful performance is Kent Ito.
The lyrics aren’t particularly long but Ito does make sure to leave a mark with an emotional approach to those. As such he brought head voice, vibrato and even added a whispery touch to his mid-toned vocals. There’s a melancholy in his performance that sticks with you after listening to this song.
Once again, this is a simple performance – apparently – yet Kent Ito took it a step further with passionate performance riding on top of his insane control and technique.
LIHITO’s “Pain in my heart” does stand out for its amazing instrumental however what stays with you is that passionate performance by Ito.
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