WTF are you talking about? Yui doesn't look like a typical popstar at all.She actually looked like a typical popstar in the past(in terms of her look)...now she has an Art Rock/Avant-garde look going on
If you say that before YUI had no freedom.
Then why is she working on SONY nowadays ??
Nowadays, SONY is managing the YUI career.
Where the hell else would she work? Why change something that works.And working for Sony works...she's got a big company backing her up.Anywhere else she would work it would just be worse than Sony
Only thing that might be better would be Yui starting her own Label but that may be risky
Earlier Sony gave us a manufactured YUI-I donot mean that those old songs were not sung without feelings or they were not meaningful ;but yeah YUI never had her freedom
Eh...I don't think that impacted her lyrics/text tho.Most of her early songs were true...she was expressing her feelings
And then later on she tried to make music to make other people happy too becuz she saw how much the fans loved her at her concerts...this is by Yui's own admission
I think what pissed Yui off was that Sony wanted her music to be composed like Pop(cuz that's what sells these days)
In the "Coffee Song" one of the lyrics are "I'm tired of this pop-like melody...first melody A,then Melody B,then Melody C....and finally...Melody D"