Powerhouse J-POP duo YOASOBI accomplished this once again–releasing an incredible track that combines beautiful instrumentals and singing with novel inspiration. Their next album, E-Side 2, is set to release on November 18, and the hype is no joke! However, some of their tracks will be out early, and ‘The Swallow’ is one of them. This song follows the same blueprint as their past tracks, turning a motivating story into a three-minute bop. And with that in mind, we at THP just had to share everything we love about YOASOBI and ‘The Swallow.’ So buckle up, get your headsets ready, and prepare to listen to a new masterpiece!
The Journey Of ‘The Swallow’
Not only is YOASOBI outstanding for their music production and vocals, but they also beautifully weave a story that anyone can enjoy. This new track is the English version of their former release, ‘Tsubame,’ which also means ‘swallow’ in Japanese. Based on the novel Chiisana Tsubame no Ōkina Yume, the song follows the bird and its observations of people’s behaviors. The lyrics also uplift our moods, highlighting that anyone can make a difference if we all cooperate and work together hand-in-hand.
With participation and input from kids of all ages from the novel to the accompanying vocals, YOASOBI is taking things to a new level. Later this month, a choreographed version of the track will be presented on Sesame Street! This is after ‘Tsubame’ was inserted as a theme song for a children’s television show in Japan. The duo is making a name for themselves for all generations, and we are here for it 🤩
More On YOASOBI Songs That We Like
Fallen for YOASOBI’s talents along with all of us? You’re in luck–‘The Swallow’ isn’t the only release around this time. The duo released several singles this year, and one that we can’t stop playing on loop is ‘Sukida!’ Meaning “I Like You” in Japanese, this title perfectly describes how we feel about the song as it is refreshing and smooth to our ears.
What are your thoughts on ‘The Swallow’ and the message behind it? If you’re new to YOASOBI, does this release pique your interest? Feel free to let us know your thoughts through our Twitter and Instagram too! If you loved this song as much as we have, we have more J-POP recommendations here.