Entry #27 – Lunar New Year, Sad Songs?

Hi everyone! Kohaku here. Happy Lunar New Year! Is everyone doing well?

There have been so many things going on lately. As the world around us changes and we step forward into a new year, make sure you’re taking care of yourself and your loved ones. Sometimes, that’s all we can ever do.

Earlier this week I got into a kind of mood, and made a new playlist on YouTube to match it. I thought I’d share some of the songs on that playlist with you all. Many of the songs or their lyrics aren’t necessarily sad (though some are), and some of them are actually quite hopeful. They just, altogether, put me into that place where you’re stuck with kind of yearning, bittersweet, reminiscent-type feelings, where you can’t quite name all of the emotions in your head and you can’t quite explain why you’re feeling them. Give some of them a listen and maybe you’ll understand what I mean. At any rate, these are all really good songs, so if you’re looking for some more music to listen to, give these a try!

→ Orenji no Taiyou (GACKT & HYDE)
→ Kotoba ni Dekinai (Off Course)
→ e’mu~for my dear~ (GACKT)
→ HURRY GO ROUND (hide)
→ 道化師のソネット (Sada Masashi)
→ あいとわ (RADWIMPS)
→ ALL MY LOVE (YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz)
→ 夜の淵 (RADWIMPS)
→ P.S. I love u (GACKT)
→ Without You (X JAPAN)
→ Misery (hide)
→ Mata koko de aimashou (YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz)
→ EVERGREEN (HYDE)

I’ll stop there, haha…

What about you guys? When you get into this kind of mood, what are the songs that you listen to? Let me know; I’m always looking for more music.

Take care of yourselves~

KT