Sunday, March 25, 2012

Unofficial But Reaaally Nice Mix of Swimming Dancing

Just wanted to share:

The artist who remixed it, Submerse, describes his music as "garage, autonomic, hip-hop".

Hisashi Nawata

This is a slightly-off topic post about recent and frequent SAWA collaborator, Hisashi Nawata.

He's been working behind the scenes with artists a lot the past few of years, and seems to becoming more and more prominent.

Originally, he mostly collaborated with m-flo's VERBAL (some arranging on Visionair, BoA's BUMP! BUMP!, Sowelu's NEVER) and Taku (Sowelu's MATERIAL WORLD, Ami Suzuki's Reincarnation) producing for other artists, but he's been branching out and producing on his own.

Last year he worked on thumping, ethereal track for Shibasaki Kou called パラレルワールド・リーディング (Parallel World Reading) from her album CIRCLE CYCLE. This month, he produced her new single Strength, which SAWA recently gushed about on her twitter. He's also producing Shibasaki Kou's yet to be released single ANOTHER WORLD, out this summer.

Of course, he also created SAWA's あいにいくよ back in 2010, but now has also collaborated with her for a track for Nozomi which has yet to be released (as well as another song titled Diamond Days.)

He's been performing on keys for SAWA's live band off and on, and they've been in and out of the studio recently... I personally love his work, he gives everything this glossy, synthy feel, and hope he works with SAWA much more in the not too distant future.

The tracks named are really just the tip of all the artists he's worked with. For a total list, check out his site.

Check out his twitter as well.

Friday, March 9, 2012


The song SAWA wrote recently for Sasaki Nozomi, カラフルワールド, is going to appear on Sasaki's new album NOZOMI COLLECTION, coming out in April. There will be a PV for the track on this release as well.

The two tracks with note native are out now, on physical release and iTunes.

Also, mentioned on her twitter by a fan and on her blog today, SAWA performed yet another new song live titled Good day sun shine.

Current list of new songs played live:
Good day sun shine
Bubble Wrap
Tell A Lie
Mr. Brown
Happy Birthday
No Appointment Romeo
+ as well as a few covers

'Tis all for now~ Hope you're having a nice day today. If not, find a few minutes to take to yourself. Go outside, put on some headphones, regroup your thoughts, make yourself a nice lunch if you can. Adiós!