KENJI03′s collaboration with hip-hop star ‘SoulJa’ for “SoulJa×KenJi03 / 雨のち晴れ collaboration with 菅谷哲也” (Ame Nochi Hare collaboration with Sugara Tetsuya)
Although rumour has it that a new BACK-ON release may be out at the end of July 2013 (called Ai Kotoba that will potentially feature two tracks and their respective instrumental versions; 愛言葉 and Brand New Story) it seems that KENJI03 has been collaborating with well-established hip-hop musician SoulJa for a new song called “雨のち晴れ collaboration with 菅谷哲也“!
Image source: BACK-ON Facebook
A sample clip of the song and music video has been uploaded to Youtube, which you can find below with some screenshots:
Original Teaser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4gXwafRGGg
*New* Teaser music video with Sugaya Tetsuya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLA7sM41XS4
Some fans may be familiar with the popular Japanese anime TV series One Piece, and I am very happy to announce – with thanks to MONSTERSNITE for the news – that the 16th opening theme called “Hands Up!” was written and composed by BACK-ON!
The band has also been credited on the official One Piece website and the new OP aired for the first time today (April 14th 2013) as part of episode 591 :)
You can hear the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_26UyXKWP04 with thanks to shun0516ya and although it was sung by Kota Shinzato (新里宏太), it does sound like a classic BACK-ON track – one that Kenji03 could easily sing. The lyrics are also typically uplifting - encouraging the listener to look up, step up, leap over the waves and head to the future.
Do you like the song? Let us know what you think! :)
p/s: With thanks to shun0516ya for the Japanese lyrics:read on