Stargazing: WHITE ALBUM (Live at Campus Fes) - Yonezawa Madoka
Everyone, tomorrow's Christmas Eve! Are we all prepared to fire up the Christmas movies, sit down for a warm turkey dinner and tear open some lovely presents? Don't forget to take a walk around and see the beautiful decorations and street performers as well. If you're somehow not in the mood yet, how about one of the best songs I've heard this year to help you along?
Today's song is 'WHITE ALBUM', which originated in the series with the same name and was performed by Hirano Aya. However, when the sequel was released, Yonezawa Madoka got her own take at the song. Not only did it take her voice out of the cutesy Hirasawa Ui range and move it into a much more commanding role, the instrumentals got a nice upgrade as well. It's easily one of the most atmospherically gorgeous tracks in a soundtrack I've heard, and it continues to be a song I listen to, even outside of the winter season.
That said, the magic is at its best under a blanket of snow. There's just nothing quite like it.