Kiroro is one of my favorite Japanese artist (2 actually, they are duo from Okinawa). Their music is often so simple and pure, with just a piano and a beautiful vocal.
I first learnt about Kiroro from Taiwanese singer Rene Liu, who sang a few Chinese hit songs adapted from Kiroro’s original Japanese version.
Mirae is probably the most popular song from Kiroro, for non Japanese fans in particular..
The song brings back lots of wonderful memories from my uni days, I had a college mate that used to play their CD everyday and night.
I can’t really understand what they are singing, I tend to feel touch most of the time.. perhaps there’s no word boundaries in music.
My personal favorite from Kiroro is Aitai..
Haven’t heard much from Kiroro lately, my friend told me that the duo has been disbanded.. not sure, hope that it’s just rumors.