Japanese rock duo B’z have been confirmed to collaborate with Hallyu star Kim Hyun Joong. Moreover, the rock duo has personally composed a song for Kim Hyun Joong. Kim Hyun Joong’s upcoming single titled “HEAT” will be a joint composition by B’z members Tak Matsumoto and Koshi Inaba. This will be the first time that Matsumoto and Inaba will compose a song for a foreign artist. During Kim Hyun Joong’s solo debut last year in Japan, he has announced that he is a big fan of B’z, and he also revealed that he has all their CDs. Kim Hyun Joong expressed his excitement and that he felt honored that B’z composed a song for him.
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The single will be released on July 4th. A collaboration from a rock band and a pop star… How do you think the song will sound?
It was disclosed that Kim Hyun Joong who ranked the 2nd on Oricon chart with his Japan solo album , ” Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy” and made a record of the best selling on the first release day as an overseas artist, is going to release his second single on July 14.
It was a really big news that B’z who produces this album ( Inaba wrote songs and Matsumoto coposed them). It is the first time for B’z to produce songs for other artist since their debut in 1988. Furthermore, Inaba joined in chorus while Matsumoto played a guitar in recording. The album title is ” HEAT “. There is no wonder that this single album will be a hot hit this summer like its title.
Kim Hyun Joong told at his Japan Solo Debut press conference in November that he waｓ B’z ‘s fan himself. B’z accepted an offer from Kim Hyun Joong side to produce a song for his album.
Kim Hyun Joong made a major debut in Japan in 2012 with Kiss Kiss/Lucky Guy album, now attracting much attention that he would be a most promising artist.
On the occasion of his premium live concert at Yokohama arena which took place in February, Kim Hyun Joong talked his fans , ” I hope that I will be able to see you on the stage and also you will follow me till Tokyo Dome ” This 2nd album will make him closer to his dream.
The hot collaboration of B’z who have been recording 46 continuous No1 in Oricon chart and the most expected artist, Kim Hyun Joong, will be one of the biggest news this summer and remain in Japan’s music history. Asked about his 2nd single, Heat, Kim Hyun Joong mentioned ” It is a great honor for me to sing a song produced by a Japanese musician, B’z of which I have been a fan by myself for a long time. When the recording took place in Japan, both of B’z gave me many advices , and it was really fun to work together for recording. ” The level of completeness is very high. Please look forward to the release “
On May 16, the premium live DVD “First Imapct ” will be released.
There was a documentary produced by NHK on October 7, 2008 with focus on B’z by a close cover-up. Asked ” Why do you think B’z sell well ? ” , Mr. Matsumoto ( guitarist ) of B’z, asnwered ” It’s our intuition, a sort of wild inspiration that it will be a big hit “.
On the ther hand, Inaba (Vocalist) told ” It is our theme to show that we never skimp. I think that it will bring us a result if fans feel in the same way “. The documentary concluded that the reasons of their high popularity and performance in sales was a very simple one; it was their simple honesty. They have just been just making their best efforts step by stepl “
B’z's genre: Hard-Rock
My comments: B’z has been very popular for a long time, especially among male fans.
Mr. Inaba (vocalist) ‘s high-tone voice is so sweet ❤ I believe that duo of Mr.Inaba and Hyun Joong will be really beautiful harmony.