Congrats on the release of your incredible single, ‘Déconstruction!’ and your stateside return. How does it feel to be back in the US?
Thank you so much! While I think that human life in a city may not make much of a difference anywhere in the world, I felt that there are many more people enjoying to work than in Japan. I also felt that many of the audiences who come to the live houses are much more expressive of their emotions.
What was the inspiration behind Déconstruction?
Frustration to the world that does not like the premise that “We all cannot understand each other perfectly”.
What was the role of music in your early years in life?
It was something that would not let me die.
Who or what inspired you to create music?
Because life was too boring and cramped.
Do you create for yourself or your fans?
For myself. But, I would be very happy if that is helping someone.
How do you keep so much energy when performing, what is your secret ?
I actually don’t know either lol. I always think to myself “Where in the world did that loud voice come out from and where was that energy coming from for me to dance crazy like that?”
What do you enjoy most about being a musician?
The excitement that can only be felt in the process of making things up to the completion of the song is the most fun thing.
Would you say your style has evolved since the start of your career?
ALOT. Up to the point where I think “What does this mean without calling it evolution?” (laugh).
Would you agree that it is very important to learn, study, and understand the ins and outs of music when being in this career?
I think it’s probably important to… but I’ve avoided participating in politics as much as possible, so I honestly don’t know (laugh). I prefer to concentrate on making music
What has been the most challenging problem of your career so far and how did you get through it?
To survive. I can’t say I’ve completely overcome it, so I’m still in the challenge. When I die someday, I wish I could die thinking that I survived and overcame that challenge, and I want to spend my days doing so.
What are your plans for the upcoming months?
Probably playing shows and writing new music. As usual (laugh)
If you were an instrument, what would you be and why?
Noise Machine. Because it’s so cool.
How do you balance music and other things in life?
To be honest, I don’t think I’ve been able to settle on a good balance yet. Since I’m not interested in anything other than playing music.
What advice would you give someone who has just started their musical career?
Make music that makes you proud of making it, not how much you earned from it or how others would rate you on it.
Anything else you want to say to your fans?
Let’s live noble and beautiful with one another.