First off, for any Joe Hisaishi fans out there, this isn't "Kaze no Tohri Michi"（風のとおり道）from the Studio Ghibli movie "Tonari no Totoro"（となりのトトロ）, a lovely song that one of us here on "Kayo Kyoku Plus" will hope to cover someday in the near future.
Actually, this song goes back several years before. And in fact, it's a bit of a follow-up on an article I did a couple of days ago on Rajie's（ラジ）album, "Quatre", an intriguing collection of technopop songs with a feeling of a musical night on the stage in Paris. "Kaze no Michi" (Path of the Wind) was another track from Rajie's 3rd album that I've decided to take care of individually.
For one thing, although the synths are in there, "Kaze no Michi" seems to be more of that plaintive ballad midway through that musical with the heroine singing for that hopeful, better future under that one lone spotlight. It comes in between a couple of the more whimsical tracks so the balladry comes through even further, something that is further enhanced thanks to Rajie's clear voice. What was also notable was the intro which had the air of a gothic thriller before going into the ballad.
(the above is a self-cover from her
collaborative album with Ryuichi Sakamoto
"UTAU" from 2010)