Speaking of stumbling on artists I haven’t listened to in the past… it’s happened again. This time with Thelma Aoyama. She has a gorgeous voice and that is something I don’t say very often. I tend to not like women’s voices when it comes to music, and only every so often do I find someone I could actually listen to for more than 5 minutes without wanting to stab myself in the ears. I don’t know what it is, but I just am MUCH happier with men’s voices in general.
Thelma, however, has a beautiful voice that sets well with me. She is a very talented singer and after listening to this song I’ve been tracking down the rest of her music as well.
Please enjoy ‘Soba ni iru ne’ or ‘I’m by your side’ with Thelma, featuring SoulJa. (SoulJa also has a flipside to this song he performs and features Thelma on. Both songs are excellent, but this is my favorite of the two.)