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New Shiina Ringo: “Jiyuu E Michizure”

With her Tokyo Jihen project officially at an end, Shiina Ringo can focus once again on her solo work. Here is the first glimpse of her post-Jihen life, “Jiyuu E Michizure” which will be serving as the theme song for some TV drama called Ataru. The song is a pretty straight-forward rock number, at times being a little too stereotypically rock, especially near the beginning. Ringo’s voice, though, slides over the chugging guitar just right, becoming the inviting center of the song. And yeah, she’s got a pretty great rapid-fire chorus in her. Listen below.