Ikimonogakari will be releasing Hana wa Sakura Kimi wa Utsukishi on January 30. It was previously released on their first indie album. (This will also be on their upcoming “Life” album, due to drop February 13th.) So they’re going for another sakura-themed song – although a bit early for spring this time.
Like “Sakura” and all other sakura blossom songs that burst out from Japan every single spring, they’ve got the floating pink petals gently cascading down at one point in the PV. Not understanding too much Japanese, I’m not sure exactly what’s going on, but I’ll wager a guess the angsty looking guy and girl are apart and miss each other. There’s actually a segment at the beginning that shows the three doing a radio interview, and the song starts when vocalist Kiyoe starts reading over a letter there.
Song-wise? I like it. Despite the name, it’s a lot different musically from “Sakura.” Like “Sakura,” it also has a sense of longing, but it’s set to a more uptempo, energetic song. And – well, I mean, it’s Ikimonogakari. It’ll always be good.
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