There are two tracks on this soundtrack that Maaya performs, and both are insert songs for the
Wolf's Rain anime show. It's been a while since the last time Maaya did any insert songs for an anime.
The last instance was almost 3 years ago when she worked on the
Chikyuu Shoujo Arjuna OST
The first Maaya song on Wolf's Rain OST 2 is Tell Me What The Rain Knows.
This song plays towards the end of episode 26. Fans hoping for a longer version of it will be disappointed
because the track on the cd is the same length as what is used in the show. Despite the short length of
the song, Maaya sings it beautifully. "Tell Me What The Rain Knows" is not one of her
best English performances in my opinion, but I still deeply enjoy listening to it. There is a certain
moodiness in the song, in the lyrics, music and Maaya's singing. It's definitely a sad, haunting song.
Maaya's other track on this cd is Cloud 9. All you fans can
relax because it's a full length song unlike "Tell Me What The Rain Knows".
"Cloud 9" is the song used in episode 17, one of the many recap episodes in Wolf's Rain.
This song is actually the vocal version of one of the background music pieces used in the anime
(specifically in episode 1). The melody of the song is quite upbeat and contrasts with "Tell Me
What The Rain Knows".
Since many of you probably are Yoko Kanno fans too, I've also encoded and uploaded sample mp3s of
my favorite instrumental tracks from this soundtrack. Enjoy.