Kenta Maeno to release New Album co-produced by cero’s Yu Arauchi and More

Folk-rock singer Kenta Maeno recently announced that he will be releasing his latest full-length record, titled “Sakura”, on April 25th.  “Sakura” comes nearly four-and-a-half years after the release of Maeno’s previous album, “Happy Lunch”, and will include 13 newly written tracks from the musician.

Of note, “Sakura” will be co-produced and arranged by cero‘s Yu Arauchi, Eiko Ishibashi, Takuro Okada, and Seiji Muto.  The album will additionally include performers such as Wataru Iga, Ryo Konishi of CRCK/LCKS, Jim O’Rourke, and AMAZONS, this talented collective aiming to produce a work influenced by rock, pop, and jazz in equal measure.

Read on below to find not only the track list for “Sakura”, but also a stripped-down live version of album track “Ima no Jidai ga Ichiban Ii yo”.

-’Sakura’ Track List-

  1. Yama ni Kakomaretemo
  2. Ima no Jidai ga Ichiban Ii yo
  3. Amakusa Mambo Boogie
  4. Arashi ~Hoshi de no Kurashi~
  5. Natsu ga Arainagashitara Mata
  6. My Sweet Little Dancer
  7. Oodoori no Blues
  9. Mushi no You na Ossan
  10. Jinseitte
  11. Inochi no Kirameki
  12. Romantic ni Ikasete
  13. Bouhatei

(via natalie)