In honor of my 23rd birthday, J-Pop Moment is highlighting “Birthday” by Abe Fuyumi. Unfortunately, the full length video I favorited on YouTube months ago was deleted so here’s the abridged version. But I assure you the rest of the video is more of her walking in the snow.
“Birthday” is taken from Abe’s mini-album Birthday which was released last December. This song fits in the “beautiful but depressing” genre. Of course it doesn’t help that the entire video is Abe walking around in complete darkness with the occasional snow flake falling. It makes me sad dammit. And the same goes for the other songs on this mini-album. Abe lists Sarah Mclachlan as in influence, which is no surprise to me as she very much sounds like a Japanese version of Sarah Mclachlan.