Maki Goto – Aikotoba Review
Aikotoba is the last full-length before Maki Goto goes into her hiatus. From her beginnings in Morning Musume, her leaving Hello Project, and her change in tone with her new label; Aikotoba shows how far she has come since she started in the Japanese music industry as a teenager.
The first aspect of Aikotoba that sticks out is that her voice uses a deeper and broader range. It is more melodic and powerful than her light “squeak” in her early days.
Aikotoba hits most of the various Jpop styles from dance beat tracks to rock ballads. It showcases the drastically change talents of Goto.
Even through the album is firm in the style of popular Japanese pop, Goto performs well and Aikotoba proves it.