I thought I would have problem with this one but the song came up to me pretty quickly.
As you may guess, my favorite pairing is currently Tsukishima x Bokuto from Haikyuu!! and I think the song that would reflect their relationship’s characteristics best is Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin; an American composer and pianist who lived in between 1898-1937. Rhapsody in Blue was composed in 1934.
Rhapsody is a type of musical work that has improvised-like parts throughout the structure, though, it’s written on the score, and is able to express a range of contrasting moods, colors and tonality. What Rhapsody in Blue brings together is the classical music structure with jazz-influenced themes. I first encountered this piece in Nodame Cantabile and immediately fell in love. It’s so bold and fun at the same time, playful and captivating. Thus, bringing Tsukishima and Bokuto together would definitely come out something in this line. Mashing together the rather uptight and the free-former, the one who plays by the rules and other plays their way around them, both are beautiful in their own ways, reaching a harmony in the end and become something majestic! Okay maybe this could be considered going over the line, however, this is the feeling I get when I look at them together.
I wanted to share the song but the ones I have found on Youtube didn’t really clicked with me, they were arranged in a way either the song seemed too rushed or the emphasis is too strong on the “playfulness” I feel like it’s poking my eyes. The arrangement I listened to in Nodame Cantabile was perfect, however, I couldn’t find that one online so you’ll make do with it.
Hmm, or on a second note, I could pick Chet Faker’s I’m Into You, from his album Thinking in Textures. I can totally imagine Bokuto dancing for Tsukishima in the bedroom and making Tsukishima go red all throughout his body, mwahaha!
I hope the songs were to your liking! As always, eager to hear your thoughts on this.
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Header Image : Locked in Summer by Julia, Daiya no A Doujin with MiyuSawa as the pairing. No trigger warnings.