Second single from Emi Makabe Anniversary available now

We’re launching the second single from vocalist Emi Makabe and her upcoming album Anniversary.

The track is called “Flash,” and Emi has this to say about it:

This is my first composition with shamisen, which is a Japanese traditional instrument. After writing the melody I heard a counter line and I realized that the shamisen could play it. I had wanted to compose for the shamisen in a non-traditional style of playing. In that way and others this is an experimental song. No lyrics, no solos, and complex rhythms. This piece is pretty challenging: there are a lot of independent overlapping rhythms that require the band to play closely together, which is fun to be a part of.

The video for the song, animated and directed by Monica Jane Frisell, is being premiered by Glide Magazine here.

You can stream the second single on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL, and SoundCloud.

Pre-order the album on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Amazon now and get two tracks instantly. Greenleaf subscribers can hear those songs in the Bandcamp feed and receive the full album on October 30th. Join us to subscribe today.