Former Egg Hashida Mirei has posted on her blog that she has provided back-up vocals on SNSD (also known as Girls Generation)’s Japanese album.
According to her they are called “Background Vocals” and she mentions two songs where she provided the vocals: MR.TAXI and Let It Rain where she is credited as “Mirei”.
I haven’t heard that many songs from SNSD so I have no idea how these songs will sound, but I’m happy to see that despite not having that many releases Mirei has managed to sing the background vocals for a very popular Kpop group, and while they are only background vocals I hope this helps in some way toward her future releases.
Since she hasn’t released much I can’t say a clear opinion about how her singing sounds but since she did manage to sing the background vocals in their album she is probably pretty good (at least enough to provide background vocals), so hopefully Mirei fans can check out the tracks so they can find out for themselves.
The album was released on 6/1 so hopefully anyone interested can buy the tracks in iTunes to check out how her backup vocals sounded (or the album, although technically it wouldn’t support her that much since she isn’t singing in most of the tracks).