First off, I’m a fan of hers. I’ve liked most of her works, except maybe the Jazz album she put out recently. But I think she’s just another girl who got stuck in time when trying to make the transition between cute young idol to lady singer. There’s no doubt about it, Matsuura Aya was huge when she was younger. The first time I saw he, I was blown away. Even some of my white friends commented on her cuteness. But as is with everyone, time catches up. You can’t stay cute and fifteen forever.
Since then she’s been stuck in limbo trying to find what works best for her. It’s sad and a difficult idols have to lead but even worse how women are judged by the youth where as men are judged by what they can produce. But that’s life.
And I’ll keep supporting Matsuura Aya as long as she’s trying,