Single: Asu e no Kizuna (明日へのキズナ)
Catalog Number: SICL-215
Release Date: May 27th, 2009
1. Asu e no Kizuna (明日へのキズナ; Bonds to Tomorrow)
2. Sayonara Solitaire (さよならソリティア; Farewell, Solitude)
3. Asu e no Kizuna ~Instrumental~
The tracklist is finally released. I confused about the song name because “明日” is read “ashita” or “asu” but I’ll go with “asu” because she is singing “asu e no kizuna” in the song. The B-side “ソリティア” is “solitaire” but I think it is a French word because HIMEKA (real name is Catherine St-Onge) is from Quebec, Canada. I think this song isn’t as strong as “Breakin’ through” (last year’s winner Shuhei Kita’s debut) but it is still good. I hope HIMEKA will make a good debut, Japanese music industry is hard…
Please support HIMEKA by purchasing her single either at http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SICL-215 or by buying it at any places that it is available.
HIMEKA was a singer who covered Japanese songs on Youtube and is now an upcomming artist hoping to break through the Japanese music industry. As a fan of hers during her YT days, I’m proud to be a fan and I truely believe she’s a huge inspiration to those who love to sing yet feel like there’s no use to try to pursue your dreams and goals.
I’m definately going to purchase her single once it’s released! Hopefully they’ll sell it in a Korean music store (since Korean music stores will sometimes sell Japanese music) but then again, I might have to order it online instead.
She joined some sort of singing contest and won, thus being able to debut as a singer. You can watch her contest stages here:
credits: from Youtube: HIMEKAMediaArchive
You can find her song/single in the anime OP of Valkyria Chronicles.
credits: from Youtube: baytony
PLEASE SUPPORT THE ARTIST BY PURCHASING THE ANIME DVD, LEGALLY DOWNLOADING, OR PURCHASING HER SINGLE!
Update: Bought and recieved my purchase of the album 🙂