Salyu – Lighthouse
Salyu knows it’s my birthday this coming week, so she’s also released her newest single — now, properly as Salyu — called Lighthouse. The quality of the music seems to go back to her early Salyu days, and do I dare say– Lily Chou Chou?
The song has a certain ethereal quality to it, despite the pop melody. It completely disregards the music she did in Maiden Voyage, which has been her most pop-influenced album to date, even though she’s never really stopped working with Takeshi Kobayashi.
Also, this music video is gorgeous, featuring dancer Masako Yasumoto (康本雅子) in slo-mo backwards black and white footage directed by Fumiko Hirano (平野文子), who had previously directed music videos for Chara and YUKI.