Miu-Clips Interview with HMV. Enjoy!
- How did you start your music career?
I started playing keyboard at age 2 or 3.
I never played properly and just played as I felt. I also enjoyed singing a lot.
When I was in junior high, I had a friend who used to live abroad. He had lots of music magazines and CDs that I had never seen or listened to. I was inspired by them and bought a guitar and started recording and using DTM to create my own music.
- What is the important thing for you when you make sounds?
When I am creating sounds, imaging, tenacity and especially the monitor environment are important. As long as the monitor environment is precise and has good balance, all I have to do is find the perfect sounds as I imagine. On the other hand, if the monitor environment is not good and unbalanced, the sounds will be completely different when you hear them in different environment. Sometimes, I make sounds unbalanced or twisted, but still there should be a standard. Also, the power of imagination is the source of everything. The tenacity and will power to make sounds as close to what I image is very important.
- Do you do everything in the creative process from writing songs, mixing, back chorus, and playing instruments? What is the hardest part for you?
It depends on the song. The hardest part for me is managing and controlling all elements. When I can’t figure out the perfect sounds I have in my mind, I have to check the process and find out what is wrong. So, it takes a lot of time to solve the problems. However, since I do everything and solve the problems by myself, the result has always been unique. I find it very interesting and fun that I can add my flavor to the sounds.
- miu-clips sophisticated pop sounds are accepted by a variety of music fans. How do you want to deliver miu-clips sounds to your fans in the future?
I always think that I want to do my best to make great music for fans who are looking forward to it. I’ve always thought this way since I started to make music. The power of music may not be a huge part of people’s lives, but I still believe that music can add a little bit happiness to their daily life and assist them to have wonderful lives.
- What is the theme of the new album “L.O.V.E.”? How long did it take for you to make this album?
I believe that the most important thing in our lives is Love. Love is like a fantasy. There will be love if you believe. There will not if you don’t. Love is also a bridge to connect people. I think that is very similar to music. If you are careful enough, you can find small loves in your daily life. That may be your friends, co-workers, or simple things you usually don’t recognize. If someone loves you, you feel good and you can be kind to people. In people, love breeds love and hate breeds hate. I want to show my love with my music. That is my I named this album “L.O.V.E.“. It took me about a year to make this album.
01. Bright Sunshine
02. Flower (Shiny Day version)
04. Touch The Sky
05. I Want You Back *Cover
06. Sunday Morning *Cover
07. Flower (Natural Day version)
08. Feelin’ Blue (miu-clips Remix) / Blu-Swing
09. Beautiful Sunshine
10. New Day
11. With You
12. OPEN (Album Edit) *Bonus Track
>”L.O.V.E.” (Short Version)