It's been announced that GReeeeN is singing the CM song for au's latest 'Santaro' series that started airing on New Year's Day.
The CM stars Matsuda Shota, Suda Masaki, Arimura Kasumi, Nanao, Kawaei Rina, Kamiki Ryunosuke, Matsumoto Honoka, and Nakagawa Taishi. GReeeeN's new song "Issho ni Yukou" is an arrangement of the baseball anthem "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and Bach's "Jesus bleibet meine Freude." It will be digitally released on Utapass on January 9, and its music video will be revealed via au's website.
Kimura Kaela stars in the new CM for Choya's 'Sararitoshita Umeshu.'
In the CM, Kimura wears a kimono and sings an a cappella of the CM song. The singer came up with the idea for her kimono, hair ornament, and hair color. She commented, "I never get a chance to film with a 'Japanese taste,' so I enjoyed myself."
Things like bitcoin, cryptocurrency (in which bitcoin is one of them), and blockchain are technological terms that seem to be a pretty hot topic these days, leading to some surprising announcements in which companies like Kodak are even getting in on. However it seems that the trend has expanded beyond technology and into the music scene.
Over in Japan, a new J-pop (Japanese pop) band has been formed called Kasotsuka Shojo. According to the report from Quartz, the translation of the band's name basically stands for "Virtual Currency Girls", and that's pretty much the theme of the band in which they sing songs based around cryptocurrency.
Akanishi Jin has uploaded the PV for his new song "Fill Me Up" onto his official YouTube channel.
"Fill Me Up" is the lead track off of Akanishi's new album "Blessed" that's slated for release on December 12. The PV was entirely produced by Akanishi himself, and it puzzles together scenes of different situations.
Former Pizzicato Five singer Maki Nomiya provides the vocals for a music video to promote Shibuya, the area of Tokyo that her band became synonymous with in the 1990s.
The Shibuya Ward government has started streaming a music video for the song, "Yume Miru Shibuya: You Make Shibuya," a mission statement for the district's future.