by Mayumi Itsuwa!
Do you know this song or this singer?
Apparently, she was a very famous Japanese singer and songwriter. After "Koibito yo (meaning my dear lover)" became a hit, Itsuwa gained popularity also in non-Japanese Asian countries during the 1980s.
Ralph was so shocked he nearly fell off his chair when I told him I've never heard of this song or this singer before, ever, in my life!
This song was a departure from her signature folk style. Recorded in Paris France, it has lush string arrangements and an air of melancholy drama. It's a beautifully written tragic love song about a break-up story where the woman is freezing on a park bench, waiting for her lover to come back...
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