I had such a stupid dream last night that I am even extremely ashamed to tell you… After dreaming 3 sacred mountains recently, I dreamed 3 kangaroos having group sex together. In the morning I had to send an email and my mailing system had failure for the first time ever, so I sent 3 strange emails in result and felt totally stupid. I don’t know what to expect from this week after having such a crazy dream on Monday…
It was my first experience performing my original songs with musicians last Saturday. A very cool and talented drummer Kit Marsden joined me on electro drums and Hibiki Ichikawa who plays shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument, and who is a well-known musician at high-profile Japanese events in London, joined me for one song. Magically all of us have the ‘i’ in our names.
The first live video of my new song ‘Celestial Cutie’. I totally forgot choreography for the second part of the song. Need to learn it again.
Performing ‘The Voice Of Nature’ with shamisen:
If you asked me 6 months ago what I dreamed about, I would say singing on the big stage, which would be a really wrong way of focusing. Now I would answer singing about different characters of the contemporary world at first – this is what perfectly describes my style now and what I really enjoy at the moment.
I guess my music is some kind of protest against the pressure and boundaries I experienced in classical music. Passing annoying music exams for 12 years made be a big fan of electro sound. Now I want as much electro sound as possible, as much out of this world as possible. I can compare myself to Marylin Manson, who struggled against his religious past by turning himself into a monster. Forgive me being an ELECTRO MONSTER.
I am not the great vocalist, but I am honest with my music.
Tonight I would like to show you my new song ‘Flower-Friend’ or ‘Celestial Cutie’ about a flower that dreams of having a flower-friend in a constellation.
Yet this song is a fiction, I find it very honest… and…maybe this flower is actually me…
Comment of my sound engineer: “With all the technique and production and promotion, we often forget that honesty is what being an artist is about”.
Music designed by my brother RK. Recorded by Johannes Heel.
Audio + Lyrics
My weekly schedule includes talking to my brother about his smoking and my parents about their diet. My future children are lucky that they haven’t been born yet. >:-)
I have written a new song on my brother’s new massive sound electronic track. Millions of people sing about love… the human love… I am singing about a flower’s love. So this new song is about a lonely flower that dreams of having a flower-friend in a constellation. I haven’t recorded it yet, but I can’t wait to share at least the chorus with you. Thank you very much for subscribing to my blog! Let me know which country you are from.
I have always been such a person who needs to fell in love with a pair of shoes to make me buy them, and the same with music – I really need to love a song to perform it. To clarify the previous post, some people suggest me sing over music of other electronic producers, because they find my brother not active in terms of promotion. Yes, he is not a public person at all, but I am the biggest fan of his music. The melodies and lyrics I write fit his music perfectly, which makes the Flaviyake style. It is his music that makes me spend hours and hours on practicing choreography for just a 2 minute song, ‘Londonight’, – so much I LOVE it!
It’s a great feeling when someone recognises me in the street or a pub not because I have big boobs like Pamela Anderson or beautiful face like Angelina Jolie, but because they remember my songs and sing lyrics having heard it just ones live. So… Would it be clever to stop collaborating with my brother because he is not a well-known producer??? His music is not well-mastered in terms of electronic music standards, but still sounds beautiful, mysterious and different, and people always ask me who writes the music I sing over.
When someone plays for me a well-mastered electronic track as an example to sound like, it sounds like another one electronic act to me – nothing special. I believe there will be the time when musicians will try to copy my brother’s style and learn from it.