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Stargazing: Akai Sweet Pea - ClariS

Snow again! Somebody out there really loves me this year. I'm glad we don't often get really windy conditions out here, so the snowfalls last longer and come down gently.

So what's more fitting on a snowy day than to hop to an album built around spring tracks? Nothing, I say! After ClariS disbanded and re-banded with a new replacement member, it hasn't really felt the same since. I'm a little less bothered by the vocalists themselves, but something about their song compositions hasn't had that same unique sound. Even today's song is a cover of a 1982 original. That said, 'Akai Sweet Pea' originally was backed by a gentle piano, but to hear a more upbeat modern synth replace it is quite refreshing. Stay warm out there!