Shiori Niiyama teams up with Chara and Shunji Iwai for upcoming Single “Sayonara Watashi no Koigokoro”

Pop singer Shiori Niiyama will be releasing her latest single, titled “Sayonara Watashi no Koigokoro”, next month on September 6th.  The lead song, described as a ‘pure-hearted love ballad from one whose heart was recently broken’, was both composed and produced by fellow J-pop songstress Chara.

Well ahead of the single’s release date, the short music video for “Sayonara Watashi no Koigokoro” has been published to Niiyama’s Youtube channel.  The PV, directed by the famed Shunji Iwai, was filmed in a single cut and features ten different women meant to represent the mental state of the song’s protagonist.

You’ll find this short MV, as well as the single’s cover and complete track listing, right after the cut.

-’Sayonara Watashi no Koigokoro’ Track List-

  • CD
  1. Sayonara Watashi no Koigokoro
  2. Raku ga Kichou
  3. Sayonara Watashi no Koigokoro -instrumental-
  • DVD #1 (Limited Edition Only)
  1. “Sayonara Watashi no Koigokoro” Music Video+Making
  • DVD #2 (Live Edition Only)
  1. Atashi wa Atashi no Mama de (from Tour 2016-2017 “Finder no Mukou”)
  2. Heya de no Hanashi. (from Tour 2016-2017 “Finder no Mukou”)
  3. Kimagure (from Tour 2016-2017 “Finder no Mukou”)
  4. Sweet Road (from Tour 2016-2017 “Finder no Mukou”)
  5. Snow Smile (from Tour 2016-2017 “Finder no Mukou”)

(via natalie)

  • Comments

    • Not sure if I’ve listened to anything else by this singer yet, but I like the husky quality to her voice – puts me in mind a little of some of YUI’s earlier work. Either way, a nice change from the high-pitched and squeaky vocals of a lot of other J-pop singers out there. I’ll have to check some of her other work out.

      • Ryusenkai

        The reminder of YUI’s earlier work is definitely what drew me to her at first – of all the ‘YUI-likes’ out there, I feel like Shiori has the vocals best suited to the task (though I actually think her voice can handle songs that are a little bluesier as well, which trends even more towards my tastes).

        I’d recommend her album from late last year, “Finder no Mukou”. It ended up as my #10 album of 2016 and was a really nice piece of work for what it was.

        • Thank you for the rec, I’ll definitely check the album out.