Japanese culture is a big part of me, but I’ve never had the opportunity to integrate it into my music until now. I pursued it because I liked how it gave my music another dimension of interest.
I used it because my friend had a successful campaign through it. I think it’s a great platform for musicians because it rallies support for you and your vision. You’re forced to create a humbling interview which helps you connect with fans.
Definitely had no idea that it would be this well-received. I now understand the power of an album to influence your tour. Never have so many people showed up to listen to my music.
I have a couple of songs that are charting over in Japan and they are definitely intrigued about this Japanese-American who beatboxes and plays violin. I’ll be going to Australia in April and then Europe after that.
I’m looking forward to working on my new album later this year.