So I finished producing an album of mostly Japanese cover songs (there are 2 originals translated into Japanese: Dream and Song of Hope). It was so much fun to make here in L.A. with my friends!!! The album is being released in Japan at the end of this month.
I was just in Tokyo back in March to do some promo and a photo shoot for the album. Most of the songs were chosen for their positive and hopeful messages and feeling, so we wanted the photo shoot to have that same vibe. Thanks to the talented and fun people below!!
From left to right:
Yoko Nakamura (set design), Rutsuko Hanamura (EMI A&R), Miyuki Kurosu (photographer), Masako Ide (hair & makeup), Yasutaka Monzen (photographer assistant), Die-co (stylist),
Yoshiaki Okamura (stylist assistant)
And here is a video made by EMI Japan of a sampling of all the songs off the record:
I love it! I've never had a video made like this before an album release in the U.S. It's so fun!!
Anyway, I hope you all get to hear it somehow, and I hope even more that you enjoy some of the songs.