Monday, January 19, 2015


As probably very few of you may have heard, a wonderful woman and Russian singer (whose birth name was Olga Vital'evna Yakovleva but better known to the public by the name of  Origa) has passed away after battling lung cancer at the age of 44. That sucks and I really hope she is finding happiness in the afterlife, she deserves it. I am really sad to hear about her passing.

I feel like I needed to get that out there because a lot of you may have never heard of her and let me just tell you that she was an amazing singer. If you've ever watched the anime series called  Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex then you've probably heard her music as she sang both the first and second seasons theme song. Also, if you've never seen the series I recommend giving it a watch as well. Origa was actually the reason I started watching the series. This was the only show I've ever started watching because I thought the intro song was great. Lol.  I honestly just thought her voice was amazingly beautiful. I swear I downloaded at least 20 of her songs and put the on my ipod the same day I heard "Rise." And I will continue to stand by and say that it was the best musical decision I have ever made. 

Sadly I never had a chance to see her perform live, but I do want to thank her for the wonderful music. I have never and probably never will hear anything like it ever again. Phenomenally fantastic talent Origa was. =)

But Origa also had a lot of great songs outside of the anime/Final Fantasy world as well. Granted, you probably won't be able to buy her cds for under $50 or so here in the U.S. but if you are interest in listening to her music there is always itunes and Youtube. =)

 I thought it would be a good idea to post some of my favorite songs of hers below because I want to keep the music alive even if the fantastic singer is no longer with us.


Inner Universe

Ame (Rain)

We Can Hear Your Pulse




On an ending note I would like to say that the Ghost in the Shell movie that Hollywood is making better make a dedication to Origa or at least play her songs somewhere in the movie because that is the very least of what she deserves. Because I swear if they don't play any of her music and start playing something by Kanye West for God knows what reason, I am seriously going to lose it. 

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