He got cancer when he produced this new album last year. However, he was operated and came back to us. I haven't bought the album yet, I want it now. I liked new single in this album , ginga no hosikuzu 銀河の星屑.
His voice is husky. And his lyrics are so special and unique. I can't explain the uniqueness well in English. Japanese taste and western taste are mixed and assimilate in his lyrics. It is very natural and produce his special world. I think he is genius of word. There are many favorite his songs for me.
Two Japanese musician, Takahiro Matsumoto and Hirom Uehara got grammy award this year.
Takahiro Matsumoto is a guitarist of very famous rock unit "B'z". Hiromi Uehara is famous jazz female pianist. I love her performance.
There are many talented musician in Japan. I'm glad other countries' people know them and hear their songs or music.