Kaz – Drown (feat. Hikari Mitsushima)

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

Kazuma Mitchell | Hikari Mitsushima

FEMM – Private Dancer

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

FEMM

CHAI – Nobody Knows We Are Fun

The Japanese outfit return with an understated, sensual and very cheeky blend of disco-pop and electronica.

Taken from the upcoming album ‘WINK’ which is out on 21st May 2021.

CHAI

ATARASHII GAKKO! – NAINAINAI

Progressive J-Pop meets that distinctive 90s Manchester rave beat, and the result is mind-blowingly amazing!

ATARASHII GAKKO!

New Music: FAKY

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

FAKY

New Music: Awich

Chaotic, eclectic, bold, brave and fantastic. That’s all I can think to say with this Japanese hip hop talent. Quite an extraordinary sound…

Awich

New Music: End of the World

Pop from Japan that doesn’t fit the typical J-Pop model but still manages to be playfully addictive.

End of the World