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The Sound Of Life
Takuro's Personal Music of Recovery
Date:29, Dec, 2022
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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The Sound Of Life

Released on Dec. 14, 2022
Pony Canyon

01. Sound of Rain
02. Letter from S
03. Red Sky
04. When I Comb Her Hair
05. Pray for Ukraine
06. Ice on the Trees
07. A Man Has No Place
08. Bercy
09. Early Summer
10. In the Twilight of Life (featuring Donna De Lory)




In 2022 February, Russia began to attack Ukraine just after closing the Beijing Winter Olympics. Wars cannot make happy anyone except those who belong to military industry. Over the world, a lot of people felt heartache for the foolish activities. One of them was Takuro, the main songwriter of the Japanese popular rock band Glay. Hearing the news, he got upset just like children who lost their way. And then it is said that he started to play piano for composing songs to heal himself. He has been the guitarist, why did he use piano not guitar? Some saw him play keyboard for some Glay songs like White Road on their live concerts. Probably, he's been also familiar with piano.

Takuro composed some songs by piano. And you can listen to the songs when you push play for The Sound Of Life, his third solo studio album. He said he lived with his family in Los Angeles. You can find countless great musicians live there. Jon Gilutin and Matsumoto Eru who've got the Grammy Awards helped Takuro for building this studio album. And the jacket picture was illustrated by Teru who works as the vocalist for Glay. Teru and Takuro are all of an age, they have been so intimate since their high school days. It means Takuro built his new work within his personal range.


Wars are so close to the coronavirus pandemic in a sense. Both unreasonably took away our everyday life. Then recovery of our life becomes important. He played piano, tried to heal his soul as written above. The trial must be so close to recovery of everyday life, mustn't it?


GLAY Official Website (Japanese)





 

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