Rainy Mondays, vol. 10 – “Sasanqua”

Welcome back! For this week’s Rainy Mondays, I thought I’d shine another light on SEKAI NO OWARI. I previously featured them for their gorgeous contribution to the Mary and the Witch’s Flower soundtrack, but their first single of 2018 is just as beautiful.

The chords and instrumentation are stunning – gotta love that electric piano – and the lyrics of the chorus are so uplifting. The way Fukase sings the last verse of the first chorus (translated by Yukinekorin as “I think the main character of a story is the one who gets laughed at/Not the one who laughs at others”) warms my heart. I know Sekaowa for their more fun, upbeat songs like “RPG” and “Dragon Night,” but this shows how versatile they are. It’s such a treat!

“Sasanqua” is available in the West on iTunes and Amazon.