“Tsukiakari no Michishirube” is the 5th Single released by Stereopony and appeared in the track lists for Stereopony’s second album OVER THE BORDER and best hits album BEST of STEREOPONY. It is the opening theme for the second season of Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini. The title means Moonlit Signpost. The significance of this is that it’s the only thing guiding us forward.
The theme of the song is dark—everything is a dark reality where nothing much changes. Every day is a routine that you try to fight to discover something exciting but nothing happens and you feel lost in the nothingness for all the questions you have in mind. Even though we feel like other people’s words and opinions are opposite to our own but we don’t tell them because there’s no urge to fight and we feel like we’re going ahead in a place where everything we know is holding us back, watching us.
Sometimes we’re clouded with the question—if we’re happy today is that enough? In our childhood we chase after dreams which give us life-long happiness but as you grow older, those become memories left far behind. We all plead for a sign to show us the way to our dreams- the way ahead to somewhere where we won’t be plauged with fear and sadness. The moonlit signpost does that- shows the way though the clouds and even if we break, it’s today that we need to take the steps forward. It’s because the answers do exist somewhere- we just need to believe in the power of ourselves and that of the wind to carry us forward onto our dream path.
The lyrics and music are both written by AIMI and it reflects dark days and dark emotions but the steady, clean notes of her vocals lend us faith that all hope is not lost. The drum beat and bass are fast paced in the chorus and slower in the verses but that adds to the emotions of the song.