Kaz of J-Pop group INTERSECTION has just released a solo single and it’s the most sublime piece of music you’ll experience all day. This is a dreamy, conceptual and experimental sound that is really like nothing else I have heard so far this week.
‘Drown’ features vocals from Hikari Mitsushima and focuses on that feeling of being in a relationship, drowning in love.
“We expressed being drowned in the emotions as a message of this song. Depending on the listener, this may seem like a song that is about the romance of being in love with someone or a song about your own internal feelings that only you know about. It’s best to just listen and understand the way to be drowned by the wave of the emotions in your way, not to be fully explained by someone”. – Kazuma Mitchell
Consistently pushing the boundaries of electronic pop, Japanese Mannequin duo FEMM return today with their hard-edged new track, ‘Private Dancer’.
Decadently blending elements of dance and goth rock into a sound that feels bold and raw, the song tackles the concept of ‘symbiotic love’ – the desire to use; and to be used.
“Confidence is sexy. She is strong and fierce. She doesn’t take no as an answer. She loves every inch of herself being a woman. It’s cool to sing this character as FEMM. It’s a new vibe for us and we are loving it. The song starts off with a mysterious tone, then goes into harder beats. For sure it’s gonna make you wanna dance. If you get more into it, the more you can really feel that strong confident sexy woman.” – RiRi, FEMM
With all the talk of K-Pop taking over the music world, it’s recently felt as though Japan’s pop scene was being overlooked slightly; when in fact, there’s just as much incredible music coming out of that country as anywhere else.
FAKY are an all-girl group who’s sound flirts between pop and RnB, with a big dose of fun and finesse. It’s J-Pop at it’s most polished, and is pretty exciting to experience.
“The reason why the title is ‘little more’ is because with everything that’s going on all around the world, it’s very hard to know how our days would go from now. All we know is that we are progressing just a little more and try finding ways to work around the situation so that soon we will be able to be back to normal or maybe a new normal.” -Taki, FAKY