Long time, no listen! In fact, I haven’t heard anything about Rie Fu for a while now! The bilingual beauty is back with a new single entitled “Romantic,” and it’s simply lush. In fact, with those echoing dance beats and lonesome vocals, I’d place this release in the style territory of Eri Nobuchika. Very warm, though very sad disco…I recommend.
Oh, and while I’ve got your short-lived attention, take a look at Rie’s official painting site. Rie Fu happens to double as a gifted artist, and her paintings are gorgeous, imaginative representations of everyday life in Japan. Though I’ve never been a big Rie Fu enthusiast, Wikipedia tells me that much of her liner notes and album artwork is largely comprised of Rie Fu’s own works. Therefore, I can conclude that her CDs must be rather pretty on the inside.