Wednesday, December 5, 2012
YeYe is the pseudonym of Natsuko Hashiguchi, a one woman band. I'm a little late to the party on this one, since her debut album, 朝を開けだして、夜をとじるまで (Asa wo Akedashite, Yoru wo Tojirumade / Morning's Opening Till Evening's Close) was released in December of 2011, at the age of 22.
Right now in Tokyo, winter is quickly approaching. I've been enjoying the changing of the leaves (紅葉) as autumn hues of gold, amber, and burgundy flutter and fall to the ground. It's not quite cold enough for snow, but the evening dew turns into morning frost, peppering the green grass with flecks of wintery white.
言う feels like a walk through a forest during this time of year. There is a gentleness in YeYe's voice (somewhat reminiscent of Junko of Mondialito) which feels comforting as well haunting. A soft cry of a spectre lost in the trees. A voice that sifts through dangling acoustic guitar notes, walking you on an aimless path.
For fans of The Postmarks, Chara, Still Corners, and anNina
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