To cover a song by Yutaka Ozaki was something I’ve always wanted to do. He is an artist I look up to and “Graduation (卒業)” in particular was one I connected with. Having just “graduated” high school myself, his lyrics delineate my thoughts and queries about adulthood ahead of me. Although this song was released over 30 years ago, I personally think a lot of our generation could relate to it in some sense; struggling and rebelling through youth to find what’s worth fighting for. I also made this in hope that it becomes a gateway for young people in Japan, as well as overseas who may not be familiar with Ozaki to discover his music. I’ve put my heart and soul into this solo cover video and am really happy with the outcome, so please go check it out!