Today’s Daily Feature is “A Summer Dream” by Japanese Indie Pop artist Kaori Mukai. This sound has that late summer vibe. This is because of the mellow synthesizers setting the chilled vibes. Mukai created a tune in the vein of the City Pop genre, something that has been popular in recent years. However, she added a twist. The Japanese musician made it a multicultural city pop sound by inviting an Indonesian jazz pianist and drummer to be featured in “A Summer Dream”.
The main star is the vocalist, Kaori Mukai. The artist is from Fukoka, Japan, but has been singing in various events, hotels, restaurants, and clubs in Tokyo and Jakarta, Indonesia. She has been playing music since he was a kid, playing electric piano and in the school brass band. She also has studied voice with Mits Yamada in 2010. And, she is currently studying under Clyde W. Williams Jr. Mukai also released her first mini cover album entitled Dreaming in 2016.
Mukai’s voice is something that listeners have to listen to as they brim with sweet talent. The singer enunciates each note with precise rhythms. Her vocals are sweet yet bold as the tones captivate listeners to follow her musical story. These main vocals are supported by melodic backing one. One can describe their vibe as being similar to the warm summer breeze. However, don’t miss the ending as it is a chance to hear some marvelous improvisation that fits the song’s mood at the end.
If you are looking for a mellow, summer-like tune for your day, then “A Summer Dream” is the song! With mellow synthesizers, breezy backing, and bold vocals, this song will make you wish you were in a summer dream.
Make sure to check out Kaori Mukai’s “A Summer Dream” down below and let me know what you think!
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