After his latest single “See You” with internet personality, musician and voice actress LilyPichu, Marc Straight continues the rollout to his album with a new single, “Empathy” featuring Yuki.
Yuki redoubles his love for Japanese culture, passionately singing the verses in Japanese while the chorus is in English, giving the song an almost mysterious tone – at least for those who don’t understand Japanese. Vocals are as much an instrument in music as they are important in conveying a message through lyrics, so if you don’t understand what is being said, that instrumental quality is enhanced.
Besides Yuki’s vocals, the production is melancholic and rich and expresses a deep sadness. Even still, the shimmering synths and beautiful vocals stand out from the lower notes of the bass, expressing the possibility of hope in the light of everything else.