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Friday, September 13, 2019

KANA -- Shiokaze no Machi(潮風の街)

Being a Friday night, I also thought about doing a Mood Kayo along with my City Pop choice tonight, and it's been a while since I put one up.

Heard one of the newer examples of Mood Kayo several weeks ago on NHK's "Uta Kon"(うたコン)or "Gogo no Uta"(ごごのウタ)via the smoky-voiced singer KANA. Her "Shiokaze no Machi" (Sea Breeze Town) was released as a single earlier this year in February, and I like the nice touch of wafuu urban contemporary class. This does sound like something that I would prefer as musical accompaniment while walking through the tony district of Akasaka in Tokyo.

(empty karaoke version)

Written by RIE and composed by Hirokazu Kobayashi(小林宏和), I get that atmosphere of barhopping in the nice parts of the megalopolis but there's also that underlying bass line that reminds me of other types of urban contemporary songs such as "Lonely Chaplin" by the Suzuki siblings.

As for KANA, according to her J-Wiki profile, she hails from Saitama Prefecture and in 1998, she was one-half of a duo called Rose(ロゼ)which was able to release three singles. Then in 2004, she made her indies solo debut under the kanji version of Kana(可奈), before making her major debut in 2009. Including "Shiokaze no Machi", KANA has released 9 singles and one BEST compilation album.

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