A lot of music we stumble on isn't recorded in a high level studio, and that can give the music we end up including in this weekly series a raw feel. That's certainly the case here with a track dedicated to Kohei Kono recorded by SAYTOU. From what we understand the song is called "Flower You've Bloomed", although it could have been lost in translation.
Whilst the title might not have been translated perfectly it's clearly referring to how Kono got better when he matured as a fighter. His scrappy early career results and set backs were put behind him as he bloomed into a 2-time world champion.
The track is a simple acoustic track, and a real strange one, but despite being very amateurish, and essentially just a demo, it's still an interesting find and something we felt was worth sharing. Kono, who we did feature in a music video a few months back, is often a forgotten man so it is nice to see someone singing a dedication to him, even if the song is in such a raw demo-like state.
Some things don't fit in elsewhere on the site so have been put here as a result.