Ahead of SKY-HI
's management company/label BMSG’s second festival
, all 23 of BMSG’s artists and trainees recently split into two teams based on their hometowns to release two special digital singles.
consists of SKY-HI
himself, rapper Novel Core
, singer-songwriter Aile The Shota
. Their song The Sun from the EAST
was produced by SKY-HI
and frequent collaborator Ryosuke “Dr.R” Sakai
, with lyrics the two men co-wrote together with Daisuke Nakamura
and the members
of BMSG EAST
. It’s described as an upbeat hip-hop tune with a horn section that makes a strong impression, with inspiration from the 2000’s East Coast sound.
consists of BE:FIRST
, singer REIKO
. Also produced by SKY-HI
and Ryosuke “Dr.R” Sakai
, their song The Moon in the WEST
is said to be a stoic track featuring striking drum and piano phrases, with a sound inspired by West Coast hip-hop of the 2000’s.
Links to download and stream the songs on various music platforms are available below:
- The Sun from the EAST
: https://lnk.to/BMSGEAST_TheSunfromtheEAST BMSG WEST
- The Moon in the WEST
These releases are a follow-up to BMSG ALLSTARS
, a song BMSG’s full roster at the time unveiled as a surprise at the end of BMSG FES’22
will be taking place over four dates: two back-to-back shows at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on September 23rd and 24th and two at Osaka-Jo Hall on September 30th and October 1st. More details on the event are available here
The music videos for The Sun from the EAST
and The Moon in the WEST
can be viewed below, followed by footage of New Chapter
from BMSG FES’22
. Enable captions to watch with English subtitles.