Thoughts on “Americanized” Utada Hikaru

I just saw Utada Hikaru’s music video for “Come Back to Me” last night. The song itself is just…ugh. It’s pretty much standard American R&B coupled with her bad English lyrics that are reminiscent of the horrible songs from her Exodus album.

Don’t get me wrong, the song sounds okay – heck, for me almost all her songs sound great – but the lyrics…oh man, the lyrics!

I wish that I could photoshop
All our bad memories
Cuz the flashbacks, oh the flashbacks
Won’t leave me alone

Anything from A to Z
Call me what you wanna babe
I open my heart to thee
You are my priority

Come on. It’s “You’re easy-breezy while I’m Japaneesy” all over again. It’s like she’s trying too hard to get into the American music industry. Hikki, so many people love you already; please stop trying so hard when it’s obvious that this really isn’t your thing. šŸ˜

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