Everyone should check out this link: https://www.bilibili...ideo/av40351724
This video compiled all of Kana's A-side singles from debut till 2018. I can say I actually her releases in all of the years except 2017. 2017's releases were the worst for me, fortunately it became much better in 2018.
You can also see how her 2009-2012 singles were the most vocally-taxing songs. Pretty amazed how her throat was not yet wrecked by those songs like Watashitachi, Always and Be Strong.
Isn't Billy Billy for the Chinese Audience. I think it's cool that Kana has a Chinese Fanbase!
Hmm Yeah, some of those older songs required some serious skill to pull off. Guess Kana just has Natural Talent for that, she also probably trained a lot and has good control over her vocal cords. This is very Evident from her skills in her First Concert compare that to every Concert after, her vocals improved dramatically, it's honestly super impressive, I mean even in her First Concert her Vocals were already really good!
Hmm, I thought 2017's releases were fine. I enjoyed Girls, and Reason to Hold Hands. Pa, was the only one that I didn't think was all that great at first, but it certainly did grow on me and after seeing the MV I changed my mind and thought it was a great song. It's the Album LOVE it that I thought was a bit lacking.
I agree with you, sometimes we can sound selfish talking about what we want as fans. It is a double edged sword because of course we fell in love with people like Kana because of her music, so it's only natural we would feel attached to it. However, we all want the best for her and professional success isn't as important as personal happiness.
Maybe this break will leave Kana feeling refreshed and invigorated to make more music we can all enjoy.
Who knows, maybe people will be craving for some bubblegum pop after a few years (if her hiatus lasts that long).
Or maybe Kana will turn to heavy metal or rap during the hiatus and surprise us all hehe.
I'm already looking forward to her comeback though.
I'm looking forward to her comeback too, but I mean at least we still got Love Collection Live 2019 to look forward to. They must have decided this concert as her sort of farewell for her hiatus. Also the fact that they are freaking LIVE streaming the Final Performance to a Bunch of Movie Theaters all over Japan, and some in Hong Kong (It's super cool that they're doing that) It makes sense for a Farewell Concert.
I don't mind some fun, happy bubble gum pop. I quite like that stuff anyway.