Guys, I haven’t posted any Japanese music for a while! As such, here’s the remedy for that: a rather charming cover of James Taylor’s Country Road sung (with re-appropriated lyrics) in Japanese and a kind of regal, folky arrangement. Yes, you might laugh at it because it doesn’t have that delicate country drawl and twanging guitar, but I think it’s very sweet. It appeared in the Studio Ghibli film, Whisper of the Heart, and if you have a look at the translation of the lyrics, you’ll notice that even if there’s a distinct lack of references to West Virginia, it’s still very lovely.

Country Road (Violin Version) by Y?ji Nomi on Grooveshark