Multi-talented singer, voice actress and illustrator Shoko Nakagawa
released a new album today.
Her fifth in total, RGB~True Color~
comes five years after her previous full-length release, 9lives
. The album includes many anime tie-in songs, including a number of themes for the "Pokemon" franchise, her opening theme for “PUNCHLNE”
and blue moon
, her ending theme for "ZOIDS WILD".
She collaborated with producers and artists from various different genres to create the album, and the title is intended to convey the "colours" of her growth as an artist and her many diverse styles. Well-known for her drawing skills, Nakagawa
drew the cover art for the album herself.
The album is available in three editions. The "Red" edition comes with a bonus DVD, a picture book and various goods, the "Green" edition is CD+DVD, and the "Blue" edition is CD-only.
The album is available for download and streaming on various digital platforms here
An English-subtitled comment video where Nakagawa
shares some of her thoughts and feelings
about the release can be viewed below.
also recently revealed music videos for three songs from the release.
was written from unfinished lyrics left by her father, who was also a singer. Having lost her father at a young age, Nakagawa
was able to co-write this song with him in a way, showing that she has grown into his shoes.
Rokujyoma kara sekaie
is a collaboration with popular YouTuber team Skypeace
is a collaboration with famous Vocaloid artist mikitoP