“When I came up with the concept and title for the album ‘Late Spring’ , I was thinking a lot about how seasons change from summer to fall, and to winter, before returning to spring. That circular movement of time, how what had died during the winter once again sprouts out in spring. It made me appreciate how the seasons go round.
Perhaps my imagination of spring and the spring in reality are slightly different. What I am trying to express is based on the spring I have experience myself in the past. So the spring in my mind is the spring from my memory. It’s like looking back on how things used to be back then.
My song titles are related to nature, and the reason for this is because a lot of Japanese poems, especially Haiku, tend to portray out mental state using words relating to nature. So I decided to portray my mental state, as well as my music metaphorically by naming them with nature related words. That’s why you see a lot of nature related words in my song titles.” – Chihei Hatakeyama
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