My current favorite by Yuki Kajiura or any related vocalists at this moment would have to be the version of Gaika from the Elemental Live, and Signal by Kalafina. I am still desperate to use Signal as my anime opening
My current non-Kajiura-related bop, slowly increasing in infectious energy over the past thirty days to not being able to let go of it over this past work week, has been Utada Hikaru’s 6th track on the Fantôme album, “Tomodachi”. The song is relatable to both myself and multiple original character situations of mine — to my personal surprise, also, as I didn’t know until yesterday night that she’d written the song intending for the story to be about a same-sex relationship. The beat and horns are indescribably frustratingly addictive and compiled with newfound knowledge about the song’s background, it looks like getting over this track is gonna take a pretty minute.
Unrelated but it seems like the tracks of H-el-ical// might follow a release schedule of, like, every other month or so. I’m personally hoping Hikaru will give us one more good bop for October, or at least, some time before that winter tour! I walk A LOT and I’m sure people are catching me with my earphones on at a stoplight, singing “I’m ganna turn left”, thinking, “they still got those alcohol levels high in Detroit” . . .