I think the problem is that Kaori is too loyal to Team Entertainment. And no offense to Team-E, but i think they are hampering her possibillity to make more of her own. Let's be honest if you have a youtube channel which has not even 10.000 subs, then you make something wrong with your promotion and i do not think that the artists they produce are bad at all. I would be glad if what you say become true cause it saddens me that Kaori is not more well known (also i am more interested in new stuff from her but since i think closers there was a bit silent in terms of new content)It would be nice and maybe interesting if Kaori had a channel like Keiko and posted per performances of her newest songs. Maybe some covers too. Also... anything else: live clips, promo clipes, etc.
Interesting that you did not like Flowers that much. I kinda liked some songs (i had not buy even one album as i do not have that much money cause i am not working that much and my family would never buy me a cd of a japanese artist, i mostly listened the songs on myfreemp3), but maybe the style in the album is not that much of your liking. Btw: aggressive with her music career. I think if Keiko had started her solo career at the same time as Kaori, i think Keiko would become immensely known since I thought of her as very competitive and one who likes to show as much as possible her skills as a singerI felt Gift was a really good album. It showed real growth in her song writing. But then came Flowers and It was the same pattern of good album, mediocre album. *sigh* I think that she's not very aggressive with her music career. I'm constantly comparing her to Road Dogs like Miwa and Scandal. It feels like she's found a rut that she's comfortable in and that's where she stays. I also think Team has decided not to invest in her as much. She's released only 3 singles since Flowers and none have a music video. I haven't even found her doing promo lives for the songs..