Haven't put up a Mieko Nishijima（西島三重子）article in her singer mode for a couple of years so I thought it was time.
This is "Main Theme", the opening track to Nishijima's 2nd album "Samenai Uchi ni..."（さめないうちに・・・...Before It Gets Cold...）from April 1977. Nishijima herself came up with the melody while Kotaro Aso（麻生香太郎）provided the lyrics which seem to describe a woman at the movies going over a past relationship when she would expect her significant other to occupy the seat to her. There's something rather Carpenters-esque thanks to that steel guitar and the overall relaxing yet bouncy rhythm. When it comes to a Nishijima tune, it's often the equivalent of a soothing cup of tea.😊