I started writing this song in the spring of 2016, on a visit to Nara, Japan. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and I'd just been for a stroll along the banks of the Saho River with Maki and her father. It was something I shall never forget, but it seemed like a tune I'd never finish!
But finally I did in late 2019, and that's when I recorded this performance on the creaky old piano at Shawn Lee's studio in London. I hope you like it.
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released April 14, 2020
Produced by Shawn Lee
Engineered by Pierre Duplan
Recorded at the Shop, London
Artwork by Maki Kita