For this article, I would like to introduce Aleister Kelman, a British Singer-songwriter living in Japan.
The gut guitar sound in 16th note shuffle and Aleister’s clear voice over the Japanese and English lyric, a typical style for Japanese pop scene, sounds so soothing.. His single “Busy City Life” released in April 2015 is the reason I discovered him. His accent even plays a part in the honesty of his Japanese lyric, which I think is an amazing power that music has!
Each word is simple and not exaggerated, making the whole lyric sound fresh. I think this presents a new possibility of Jpop. His first single “Perfect Tense” is in English and is a beautiful love song.
The Video is exquisite. As I looked deeper into him, his label YusicRecord is funded by a video company”. If you like the footage, do check out the label’s parent company, too!