It's frustrating ,facing a foreign language that you couldn't completely understand it. But when this language is accompany by the kind of music that can surpasses all the boundries and still somehow moved you, you fall in love with them anyway. This is exactly what happened when I first heard the Japanese band Mr. Children when I was in high school, the tender yet dramatic voice of the singer Sakurai(桜井和寿) was so distinct and the songs were so beautifully composed that I couldn't get them out of my head. You'll be surprised by the details in Mr. Children's songs and, at the same time, deeply touched by the atmosphere they created. The range of the issues Mr. Children disscussed in their songs were very wide, but the magical thing about them is that you don't have to understand the lyrics to know the theme, you can simply feel it! It's a rare kind of quality that you'll be happy to just find one such band in your life time. Mr. Children is about to release their new album Supermarket Fantasy, if you can get your hands on it, please do so.
Mr. Children - HANABI
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