Japanese actor and singer-songwriter Masaki Suda continues to build hype for his upcoming new album, LOVE, due July 10, making another new song from the set, called “Kiss dakede,” available for download and streaming on Friday (June 28).
The 26-year-old artist reveals that the duet, written by and featuring J-pop hitmaker Aimyon, came about after a night of partying with her and other friends, which involved some inebriated guitar playing and singing in the park, discussing possible collaborations and chatting about ideal relationships.
“She then took out her smartphone and jotted down the lyrics and began singing it,” Suda shares. “That was this song. All right there, finished on the spot. I gained a valuable asset in witnessing her speed and ability to shape a song up close like that.”
The young star also shared the new Kento Yamada-directed music video for the track, which visually expresses Aimyon’s lyrics about the wavering sense of uncertainty and helplessness of a budding relationship by focusing on the expressions of the two singers in an intimate setting.
Suda’s second album, LOVE — featuring 11 tracks, including the singles “Long Hope Philia” and “Machigaisagashi” (written and produced by Kenshi Yonezu) — can be pre-ordered on iTunes.