Source: Josei Jishin
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 artisit.
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. Askd 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.
Profile of B'z via wikpedia: 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.