Song of the Day #62: S/Mileage – Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita

It’s officially Spring, so time to pull out the springtime songs! I mean, it’s not hard to see why Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita was the first song I thought of – spring IS in the title. However, it has a springtime feel to it in a way – at least in Jpop, I think of wintery songs to be slower, a bit more relaxed and/or melancholy. Summery songs are a lot more upbeat, fast paced and exciting. Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita, on the other hand, is a bit of both – it’s upbeat and happy but the strings have a more serious feel. It’s not quite summery and not quite winter.

I really like this song a lot – strings in the instrumentation sound beautiful and all the members of S/Mileage do a good with it (this was the first song where I begun to think that Tamura Meimi could be one of the best singers of Hello!Project). The melody is catchy and it’s a well put-together song. However, while it’s a great song on its own, the lyrical references and feel of this song just make me think of spring.

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