This song is essentially a counterpoint to almost every post we offer on herohill. This dream is not of fragments, unharnessed energy or sadness. “Decorate” sounds of childlike whimsy, but is built from the patient hands of a grown artist. Shugo Tokumaru lets these airy notes blossom slowly and with purpose.

Yesterday, this song filled my house with smiles. Two young boys laughed and danced around a kitchen, fueled only by the triumphant energy of Shugo’s voice and orchestral melody. And that perhaps is Shugo’s greatest gift; the ability to force uncontrollable joy, like the smile you get when you see a loved one. These three-minutes can lift spirits or mountains. The choice is yours.

Shugo Tokumaru – Decorate by Polyvinyl Records