I don’t think I’ve hidden the fact that fhána is my favorite anisong band I’ve encountered in my time watching anime. Their sound is just one that really appeals to me. I’ll probably write a post on my favorite anisong bands/singers sometime, but for now I just wanted to share a couple songs they’ve recently released.
1. “Kotonoha Breakdown”
One of the first songs the three male members of fhána wrote together, re-recorded with current singer towana’s vocals. The song actually has a pretty cool story behind it. It’s written about the Great Tohoku Earthquakes that occurred in Japan in March of 2011, and the effect social media and electronic communication played in the aftermath of the disaster. As one of the band members, Jyunichi Sato writes in the Facebook post that went along with the song, it is a song “about the vanity of the meanings and the power of words, interpreted falsely and spread to people who don’t seem to understand the words.” It’s pretty cool to see how in unison with that particular message the incredible animation of the music video is.
It’s also another example one of my favorite characteristics in their music, which are really nice bridges in between the verses and refrains.
2. “Itsuka no, Iku Tsuka no Kimi to no Sekai”
The OP from the currently airing anime Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou. They have started to include some male vocals in their music, which adds another layer of depth to the already lush soundscape they produce, and those parts take on a bigger role in this song than they ever have before.
Note: fhána’s newest EP came out on April 29, and you can find it on US iTunes.