Asa-Chang & Junray

This awkward poem reading seems to express how hard it is to live in this world. And still, we can live and create music and other arts.

What they sing in “Kokuhaku” about is this clip’s director and video artist Kazumasa Teshigawara’s life so far. I think that it’s not only his confession (kokuhaku means confession), but also what Asa-Chang & Junray intended to express in their first new material in seven years.

Founded in 1998, Asa-Chang & Junray consists of percussionist Asa-Chang from Fukushima and two other members who play sax, flute, violin, and guitar. This song comes from their new album, “Maho”, or “Magic”.

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