SUGIZO is celebrating his 20th Anniversary of solo activities full throttle! He's revealed some details on LIFE ON MARS?, the first in his 3-month consecutive release series, which will be released digitally on August 15th. (we reported) Not only will this single be his first solo release in 4 years, but it aso signifies the revival of his label "SEPHIROT", which he created on 2007. More information on the following two releases (including the full album OTO to be released in November) will be announced on a later date.
The single is a cover of the late David Bowie's hit song. SUGIZO was heartbroken when the influential rock star passed away in January 2016, Bowie's music had changed SUGIZO's life completely upon discovering him in his youth. In fact, much of SUGIZO's attitude and identity as an artist today was rooted in Bowie's ideals.
This cover of "LIFE ON MARS?" was created to mend broken hearts and take one more step towards regeneration. It is also meant as a tribute of love and gratitude towards this indispensable figure in SUGIZO's life. Popular jazz pianist Takana Miyamoto participated in both recording and rearrangement. The combination of Miyamoto's arrangement and piano, along with SUGIZO's soulful violin and guitar, came together to create this unparalleled, emotional, and brilliant orchestral work. It is as if Bowie's very life breath is contained in its chords.
Experience this culmination of musical skill, love, and prayer to the heavens.
Available in 109 countries worldwide on iTunes
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**Available from August 15th
SUGIZO TOUR 2016 The Voyage Home
- November 29th, 2016 (Tue) Nagoya Electric Lady Land
- November 30th, 2016 (Wed) Osaka umeda AKASO
- December 4th, 2016 (Sun) Zepp Tokyo
- More to come...
TICKETS: ¥6,666 presale (tax incl., drink fee not incl.)
Regular ticket sales: September 24th, 2016 (Sat)
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Source: Takeshi Asai (INDIVISUAL Inc.) via Email