After having been diagnosed with Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease occurring in only about 2% of women, Japanese singer/songwriter Ayaka has put her musical career on hold. That hasn’t stopped her fans, however, from listening to her music. Today’s song of the day is what I consider to be Ayaka’s best song.

Released in 2006 on her first album entitled “First Message,” “Crescent Moon” (三日月) is an awe inspiring song that displays both beautiful instrumentals and touching vocals. Very few songs can convey such raw emotions like this song can. Hopefully Ayaka will be able to recover enough to continue her career. Listen to it, and tell me what you think!