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WARPS Up HERO_sei with This New Single and Music Video Debut

11 Jun

HERO_seiJapanese-Chinese boys’ collective WARPs UP‘s new single HERO_sei is now out. It’s a mid-tempo ballad about living life your own way and is performed by a group who refuse to be confined by their own boundaries. The bold use of colours–of red, white and blue–contrasted against varied backdrops shows how they’re breaking free. Each tone is meaning, as red represents anger, white with sadness and blue with freedom. The progression is very telling.

This second original single released by the group’s two Chinese members LANGYI and MINGJUN, follows January’s single POWER_Shin. Previous songs by WARPs UP feature lyrics in English, Chinese and Japanese. This approach to reach a global market is an impressive achievement and helps make this group stand out.

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I Don’t Like Monday is Ready with Lotsa Feelgood Feelings with ‘Sora No Aosa Ni Miserarete’

13 Mar

Asia Spotlight: Japan's I Don't Like Mondays. on their artistic growth

Following the theme music, ‘Paint’ for the current season of hit anime series One Piece, Japanese four-piece rock band I Don’t Like Mondays. released a brand-new single ‘Sora no Aosa ni Miserarete’ on YouTube for fans to enjoy. This coming-of-age love song is a perfect way to kick off March break (in certain parts of the world), and it’s centered on the kinetic rock sound it inherits from their track used in the cartoon.

It poetically spotlights an innocent young man’s pure heart among the arrival of spring and the budding seeds of love. Another highlight is a chanted choral section in the middle that symbolizes the band’s hope that the day will come soon when the live music industry recovers to full health, and we can all sing together once more. 

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Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong with Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu’s Suki! ~Cho ver~

19 Nov

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‘Suki! ~Cho ver~’, the J-pop hit from Japanese idol group Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu is sweeping the world! This bouncy number is everything one would expect from a kawaii group of performers. This all-girl  band of merry performers from Japan is making waves as their song is charting everywhere. On Apple Music’s country by country charts, it’s hit No. 2 in Azerbaijan, No. 10 in Portugal, No. 15 in Norway, and remains in the top 50 from Ecuador to Sweden (as of November 18).

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AKB48 to Livestream @TokyoDome June 27 JST!

24 Jun

AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2021 ONLINEFor more information, please visit the official website.

Anyone yearning for that summer concert experience will have to wait a little bit longer because of the pandemic. Thankfully, some show promoters are keeping it virtual. Anyone wanting their J-pop will be glad to know AKB48 will be performing at Asia Festival 2021 Online.

This event was first held back in January 2019 and won instant accolades. In the same year, on August 24th, a second event was held in Shanghai and was met with equal enthusiasm. The look into what made each group unique was key to this show’s success.

This pay-for event will present performances from the internationally popular J-Pop idols and their sister groups on June 27. Just like a real concert, different levels exist for those wanting “the perks” like pre-show, post-performance exclusives or souvenirs to this digital show.

This event will unite AKB48’S sister groups from across Asia, including JKT48 (Jakarta), BNK48 (Bangkok), MNL48 (Manila), AKB48 Team SH (Shanghai), AKB48 Team TP (Taipei), SGO48 (Ho Chi Minh City), and CGM48 (Chiang Mai).

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The Skinny on TIMM’s Three Day Music Showcase!

1 Nov

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Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM) has its annual music showcase online and it begins November 4-6! This three-day event will be livestreamed worldwide via their official YouTube channel.

Now in its 17th year, TIMM brings together music industry professionals, buyers, and artist representatives for seminars, performances, and business meetings designed to build relationships and spark financial partnerships promoting Japanese music artists to the ever-changing international market.

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