surrounded by crowds doesn't chase away literal loneliness

surrounded by crowds doesn't chase away literal loneliness
dear lord embrace me with your blessings


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ash Like Snow

How do you like my new background song? If you’re a fan of the anime, Gundam I bet you’ve heard this song by The Brilliant Green before. Released in 2007, it’s the 2nd opening theme song of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime. It has been so long since me last stuffing my auditory canal with rock genre. The brilliant Green is a Jpop band initially consisting 3 members (currently 2; Tomoko Kawase and Shunsaku Okuda who announced their marriage in 2003) under Warner Music Group Japan. Anyways, to talk about the song, I love it!

Starting from the onset of the electric guitar jamming intro, it spreads a pretty strong tantalizing rhythm (at least to me who’ve been listening to YUI for long). Nothing so extraordinary about its verse, but wait until the chorus comes;

Omoi wa sekibaku no yozora ni
Maiagari kudaketa
Kono sekai ga katachi wo kaeru tabi ni
Mamoritai mono wo
Kowashite shimatteitan da

My hopes were alone in the desolate night sky
They soared high until they were crushed
Each time the world changes shape
The things I want to protect
I end up breaking them

Tatoeba hikari ga kieusete
Kono hoshi ga ochite mo
Wasurenai yo
Sono chiisana negai ga
Aru beki basho eto michibiku

Even if the light is extinguished
Even if this earth disintegrates
I won’t ever forget
That tiny wish
It will guide us to our ideal place

It sounds too mysterious that I can’t help but craving to listen to it over and over again. Mixing up of instruments and melody, the cadence got my eardrum addicted. So here comes the bridge;

There I come for you yeah
Ash like snow
Is falling down from your sky

The indented voice of Tomoko Kawase to the background

Ash like snow
Ash like snow
Ash like snow
Let me hear…
Why I have to fight?

I don’t know why detailing the voice reminds me of Hayley Williams from the Paramore.

From left; Ryo Matsui (former member), Tomoko Kuwase, Shunsaku Okuda

Ps: might put on this track for some time
Pss: Is it just me? Or the English presentation really gives extra chill down the spine?

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