For all those Jpop/Jrock (Japanese Pop/ Japanese Rock) fans out there, especially the YUI/Flower Flower loyalists, we have something to celebrate and look forward to! (o^^o)♪ Flower Flower will make their debut album available to their international fans! I couldn’t be any happier when I read this tweet from the official band staff twitter account:
If you’re reading this and have no clue what I’m talking about, please allow me to provide a little bit of a background story. 🙂
YUI is a Japanese singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (and occasional actress) who made her debut in 2005 with her album “From Me To You”. Since then, she went on to become one of the most successful artists in Japan by having multiple number 1 hits and topping polls all over Japan and Asia. Anime fans would know about her music as she contributed theme songs such as “Life” and “Rolling Star” which were featured in Bleach and also “Again” which was used as the first opening theme of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (my personal favorite ;]).
However, since last year, she announced a hiatus, but apparently after a few months, she was spotted playing gigs with a new band. For some time, people could only speculate about YUI’s career move until it was confirmed that YUI has actually formed a new band by the name of Flower Flower and has even let go of her old stage name, “YUI” and stylized it as “yui” instead. Their sound to me is more of electronic, indie rock as opposed to YUI’s old sound of acoustic and pop rock.
So there you go. 🙂 Now all that’s left is to wait for that album to be released!
Featured image from: http://prcm.jp/list/FLOWER%20FLOWER%20ロッキン