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Yoshio Inoue From the new album “Greenville” to be released on 3/22, “The Only” and “Angels and Devils” will be pre-delivered today!
Yoshio Inoue’s first all-song original album “Greenville” will be released on March 22 (Wednesday).
Today, prior to the CD release, pre-delivery of “The Only” and “Angels and Devils” from the album has started.
Comments from Kitri and Monuncle, who provided each song, have been released on the special site.
This album is named after the city of Greenville in the state of North Carolina, USA, where Yoshio Inoue spent his childhood with his family and gained the experience that became the foundation of what he is today. Various artists, including Kotringo, who is also the sound producer of this work, provide songs under the theme that Inoue himself raised, “Songs that gently snuggle up to the various situations that everyone experiences, such as the hardships and sorrows that come inside”.
Each theme will be broken down by each artist, and 10 conceptual songs will be recorded.
“The Only” by the piano duet vocal unit Kitri is an acoustic pop that wraps the sincere vocals typical of Yoshio Inoue with a string quartet and piano. Created under Yoshio Inoue’s theme of “comparable,” it is a work that conveys a warm sense of affirmation as one embraces one’s individuality and faces the future. Kitri, who provided the music, said, “When I heard the finished sound, I remember my heart trembling with the precious singing voice full of affection.
A powerful kindness that reflects the life of each listener and gently snuggles up to them. I was made to feel the power of songs and words many times. “Angels and Devils” by the songwriter duo Monocle is an acoustic and jazzy R&B that depicts the mentality of accepting the contradictions between partners and living every day together. Sara Yoshida of Mononcle plays the chorus, and Kotringo, who also produces other albums with Ryuta Tsunoda on the double bass, plays the piano. The song is a new challenge for him, with Inoue’s painful yet luscious vocals fresh. Monocle, who provided the music, said, “Whether you believe in a big theme such as faith or conviction, or whether it’s about your family or your lover, you can’t just leave it to the heat when you start believing. I’m sure it’s fragile, and I’ll continue to believe while forgiving contradictions and accepting that I don’t have an answer.
I made this song while imagining Mr. Inoue’s monologue scene on stage, layering such things on his relationship with his partner. I think that the producer Kotringo-san and all the staff produced a very good song, so I would be happy if you could listen to it once (without saying it). ‘ commented.
In addition, Yoshio Inoue will appear on NHK’s “Utacon” broadcast tomorrow, February 14th (Tuesday). “Angels and Devils” will be shown for the first time on TV.
Appearance program information:
NHK synthesis “Utacon”
February 14 (Tuesday) 7:57 p.m.
– Yoshio Inoue “The Only” “Angels and Devils” Delivery Summary URL – (https://yoshioinoue.lnk.to/TenshimoAkumamo_TheOnly)
I am very honored to receive an offer to produce music for the original album. It was a lot of fun and rewarding to spend time creating while imagining, “I wonder if they will sing like this.” When I listened to the completed sound, I remember my heart trembling with the precious singing voice full of affection.
A powerful kindness that reflects the life of each listener and gently snuggles up to them. I was made to feel the power of songs and words many times.
Important songs created by the magic of music by Mr. Inoue and Mr. Kotringo. I sincerely hope that this album reaches many people. Mononcle
“While thinking about the word ‘tested’, which was the theme of the first song this time, I thought that being tested may be ‘continuing to believe in something’. .
Whether it’s a big theme such as beliefs and convictions, or a family or a lover who is closer to you, if you just leave it to the heat when you start believing it, it will surely be fragile and you will allow contradictions. , accept that there is no answer, and continue to believe. By repeating such things in our relationship with our partners,
It’s a song that I made while imagining Mr. Inoue’s monologue scene on stage. I think that the producer Kotringo-san and all the staff produced a very good song, so I would be happy if you could listen to it once (without saying it).
2023.3.22 (wed) Release
Yoshio Inoue “Greenville”
1. Prelude (Lyrics: Hina Music: Mona Arrangements: Kotringo Chorus arrangements: Kitri)
2. The Only (Lyrics: Hina Music: Mona Arrangements: Kotringo) * Advance delivery on 2/13
3. Timetable (Lyrics & Music; Kotringo Arrangements & Produce: Keiichi Tomita) 4. Angels and Devils (Lyrics, Music & Arrangements: Sara Yoshida, Ryuta Tsunoda) *Advance delivery on 2/13
5. Lost In The Night (Lyrics: Michael Kaneko Music & Arrangements: mabanua) 6. Diary (Lyrics, Music & Arrangements: Kohei Dojima Additional arrangements: Kotringo)
7. Life (Lyrics, Music & Arrangements: Kotringo)
8. Untitled Poetry (Lyrics: Ryuta Horai Music: Umitaro Abe
9. Garden of Memories (Lyrics & Music: Yuichi Ohata Arrangements: Yuichi Ohata, Kotringo)
10. Sea breeze to give you (Lyrics: Saho Terao Music: Shinya Kiyozuka Arrangements: Kotringo)
[First press limited edition] COCP-41984 CD + photobook “Greenville” + included poster ¥6,600 (in tax)
[Regular Edition] COCP-41985 CD ¥3,300 (in tax)
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