There must have been a ton of practice needed for "Strobe" which was written and composed by Hirose. It wasn't just the ultra-high notes but also some of the rapid-fire phrases that folks in the karaoke boxes had to navigate when singing this one. I liked a lot of her work but I wouldn't have dared try singing any of them at the risk of destroying my vocal cords.
"Strobe" was Hirose's final song to date that has been able to crack the Oricon Top 10 weeklies, reaching No. 5. And of course, back in the day, it was another campaign song used for the Alpen company.
Skiing has been hard to begin this year in Japan due to the El Nino-like weather out there. I'm not sure if the young folks are ready to hit the slopes just yet. Speaking of which, I wonder who's singing the Alpen songs now?