March 28th, 2007
Today’s song of the day appears on three different albums - Mika Nakashima’s compilation “Best,” her second album “Love,” and also Hong Kong newcomer Vincy Chan’s second album “Flower Without Snow.” It’s Mika Nakashima’s “Yuki no Hana,” or “The Snow Flower”…..or “Flower of Snow,” depending on however your Japanese ability would like to argue with mine.
Why, especially since it’s Spring now? Because it’s known as Mika’s masterpiece, and unlike Lin Xi’s incredibly contrived attempt to adapt the lyrics into Chinese (Vincy’s delivery and the new arrangements are all fine), the imagery is beautifully conveyed in this original Japanese version. And it’s a damn beautiful song anyway.
And here’s Vincy’s attempt to outdo Nana herself