Successful Duo YOASOBI Partners With 4 Naoki Prize Winning Novelists For New Song Project

YOASOBI is a popular Japanese music duo known for “turning stories into music”. Their debut song “Yoruni Kakeru” (Racing into the night) went viral moments after its release, ranking and comfortably standing at the top of many Japanese charts. It has also been listed on the viral charts in several different countries. Their popularity seems to be only growing.

The duo recently announced a collaboration project for February 2022 with 4 Naoki Prize winning novelists: Rio Shimamoto, Mizuki Tsujimura, Miyuki Miyabe and Eto Mori. Each novelist will write a thematic story; “A story to read when you did ____ for the first time,” which will then be written in a song by YOASOBI.

This project is not only for those passionate about novels, but also for those who have never had the opportunity to read novels in the past. Their collaboration hopes that everyone will experience many kinds of “first times” through these stories and the work of YOASOBI’s music project.

The collaboration will be released on February 26 for 1,650 yen, with more information available on the project’s website.

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