Despite the fact that we're in the throes of winter right now, today hasn't been too bad. Actually we may be a degree above seasonal at about zero degrees. Not too bad a thing but of course, we're all waiting for spring to come through for perhaps more reasons than usual.
Perhaps a song that hints at that would be in order for Hump Day today. This is "Kira Kira" (Sparkling), singer-songwriter aiko's 18th single from August 2005. It's got that piano-driven bouncy melody that I've always associated the Osaka-born singer with, and I've been getting progressively warmer as I listen to it. She seems to be doing her own bouncing in the music video, too.
The song was also used as the theme for the 2005 Fuji-TV drama "Ganbatte Ikimasshoi"（がんばっていきまっしょい...Give It All）.