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Steady As It Goes: Yui Kawa’s “Haru No Yuki”

Released via netlabel Mayoware Records, Yui Kawa’s “Haru No Yuki” is a melodic bit of indie-pop with a shoegaze border, a time-tested approach to the style and one capable of squeezing out a lot of emotion. Yet the ultimate anchor of “Haru No Yuki” is Kawa’s voice, a sweet sound that hints at little cracks, how at times she sounds like she could choke up a bit but without ever going to far in that direction. It’s the little extra ingredient that makes this song stand out. Listen above.