It's been a long time since Maaya's last single, in fact an entire year. Unfortunately, Gravity didn't
satisfy my yearning for more Maaya music. The most obvious issue with this single is that it's very short.
There are 3 tracks which comprise a total length of exactly 10 minutes. There are no instrumental /
karaoke tracks, which is usually standard for cd singles. There isn't even a instrumental version of
"Gravity". Even Maaya's last single, Hemisphere
, had a karaoke
track for the main song. In any case, enough complaining from me. Here's some thoughts on the 3 songs.
The first track, Gravity, is the ending theme song for the anime
Wolf's Rain. Gravity is an English song, although one of Maaya's
weaker ones in my opinion. It's a slow, dramatic song, perhaps even a bit sad. Maaya's singing is
accompanied by some beautiful piano and strings music. It's a shame there isn't at least an instrumental
version of the song on the cd. Even though I am not that impressed Gravity, it seems to grow on
me the more I listen to it. It's certainly my favorite track on the single.
Shima Shima is the second and longest track on this single and also
the only Japanese one. In contrast to Gravity, it's a much more upbeat song. Unfortunately, there's nothing
that makes this song stand out in my mind. It's just an average song.
The third and last track is another English song titled Park Amsterdam.
This is a really short song (just under 2 minutes long), but again not one of Maaya's best English ones.
It's basically a guitar piece with Maaya singing softly. People that enjoy Maaya's English singing should
check out the The Other Side of Midnight cd.