Libravel released their single Sakura ga Saku Koro ni Mata on April 21 and after their single preview, they now have a soothing music video for the title track.
The band performs the ballad with its melancholic and calming guitarwork as they transition between in and outside the main temple building. This reaches grandiose proportions as vocalist Hayato climbs to even higher notes for the chorus, and accompanied by symphonic, digital, and traditional Japanese elements; establishing all the qualities to create such a track.
The visuals set the mood with a combination of cool and warm tones mirroring the night and day cycles, and keeping the visual story interesting with switches between members soaked in these hues. With this soothing palette of colour, the temple’s soft golden ornaments and striking red umbrella were highlighted in each of the scenes. Of course, I would be remiss not to also mention the close-ups of the fully bloomed cherry blossoms.
It’s definitely a change in pace, both visually and musically, in comparison to their previous music video for Tenbin which is abrupt, unnerving, and oppressive.