Using beautiful songs, Japan's popular singer, alan, will release her new album "my life". "This album is my life" is how alan describe it. Let's look at all of the new songs.In this album, I hope that everyone will be able to listen to the different sides of me.
All of alan's songs are hugely produced. The theme song "Kuon no Kawa" for "RED CLIFF II" let people feel the long-lasting history. The theme song "BALLAD ~Namonaki Koi no Uta~" for "BALLAD Namonaki Koi no Uta" is a praise that will transcend time and the power of love will never be forgotten. If you listen to it again, you will find the indescribable big production behind it. Using these kind of songs to embrace the audience and all of Japan, this female singer will release her 2nd album "my life" on November 25. The theme of this album is a bit different than the previous one.
"Other than ballads, there's also R&B and fast tracks. I wanted to challenge myself by singing more regular genres. It's because that I sang the theme songs for several movies, so people will think of ballads when they think of alan. Even though I like soft ballads too, but I'm not just all this with just being able to sing ballads.......My personality have always been a bit more straightforward and I'm not gentle at all, but I think that I performed these songs pretty okay. In this album, I challenged a lot of genres that I have never sang before! Mm hmm. I think my Japanese is a bit better than before (laughs), does that count?"
The theme of the album is "my life", so it's the experience of music and life full of very noble feelings. The main hit song of the album "my life" lyrics said : "If there is no endless song to sing, then simply sing it again." If the song you like doesn't exist, then just sing it out and your life will be better if you keep on singing.
"I hope that everyone will be able to listen to the different sides of me. This is how I think. I've also tried to write Japanese lyrics and participated in the production. My first album was like a business card, so I hope to leave a deeper impression on everyone. I tried different styles this time."
This album include simple and warm but intimate songs, R&B styled songs, electronic dance songs and magnificent ballads. This album has many changes just like alan's expressions during this interview.
The recording of the album is "successfully in progress", but there are some difficulties with the fast tracks.
"The melody of the fast tracks are a bit difficult to me. So before recording, I would practice many times at home. I think that my neighbors probably think it's weird, but after practicing, the song will be a lot more familiar to me."
This album still has many other special images like "Lost Child". This refined R&B track is one of alan's favorite songs. This song was composed by alan and her producer, Kazuhito Kikuchi. This was a painstakingly produced song, so it's no wonder that it's a "favorite song".
alan will hold her concerts next year and she will sing songs she love and songs she sang before. She will reveal her beautiful voice in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
"If you compare it with previous performances, the performing time is really a lot longer this time, so I will be able to sing more different songs. We've spent a lot of time on planning on rehearsing, but I'm still pretty happy. Though the preparing time is right during Christmas and New Year……I also want to take a rest sometimes (laughs)"
alan will reveal a new side in her new album. She will move forward one step at a time, so let "my life" continue moving forward.