Tuesday, 10 March 2015

J-pop & J-rock star LiSA - Crossing Field

Risa Oribe, better known by her stage name LiSA (an acronym of Love is Same All) is a Japanese pop / rock singer-songwriter. Signed to Aniplex under Sony Music Artists, LiSA made her major debut singing songs for anime television series Angel Beats! where she played the role of one of two vocalists for the fictional band Girls Dead Monster, later going on to make her solo debut with the release of the mini-album Letters to U.

To date LiSA has released 9 albums (including EPs) such as Landspace and most recently Launcher, as well as having released several singles, most notable of which are Rising Hope and Crossing Field. She has also had her songs featured as theme music for a wide variety of anime such as Fate/Zero, Day Break Illusion and Sword Art Online.

LiSA - Crossing Field
From the album Landspace

Widely known for being the first opening theme song for the popular fantasy anime series Sword Art Online, Crossing Field opens to the sound of tuneful piano music, warm drum beats and electric guitar-riffs, shortly joined by vibrant sounding strings and punchy bass tones, all setting the stage for LiSA's strong and attractive sounding vocals. The punchy, rhythmic tones provided by the instrumentation combine to create a entertaining and engaging beat, that grabs ahold of you and carries you along with the flow, whilst the varying intonations in pitch adds depth to LiSA's already stylish and intoxicating vocals.

The dynamic vocalisation and the up-beat, pop-rock sounds blend together to create an exhilarating and engaging chorus, topped off with beautiful backing vocals sung with English lyrics. As the song comes to a close the rhythm slows, as LiSA's vocals are then layered to create an entrancing and melodic sound that caps off the piece wonderfully. Overall, with punchy, rhythmic music and LiSA's superb vocal range, Crossing Field delivers a truly enjoyable and enticing sound, that like most great pop-rock songs should, will have you coming back for more.

Those of you interested in checking out the song for yourselves, you can find the MV of Crossing Field  linked above.

Check out LiSA 's website lxixsxa.com
Follow  her on Twitter @LiSA_OLiVE
Follow her on Facebook .facebook.com/lxixsxa.jp

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