10/15/2021 streaming & download

https://virginmusic.lnk.to/smoke

words and music by miu
arrange , mix and master by Huge M at studioHUGE
animation by ocome

煙をくゆらしているかのような浮遊感に満ちたメロウなサウンド。そこに優しくも情感豊かな歌が聞こえてくる。miuの新曲「smoke」は心に刺さるラブソングだ。今年8月発表の「game」、9月リリースの「dive」に続く配信第三弾であり、これまで以上に彼女の個性を感じさせる一曲といえる。昨年4月にYouTubeで公開されたリリックビデオはすでに96万回以上も再生されており、すでに評価の高いナンバーでもあるのだ。

北海道旭川出身のmiuは、2000年生まれの21歳。小学生からピアノを始め、いつしか自分で楽曲を作るようになった。中学生ですでにツイキャスでオリジナル曲を披露するようになり、高校2年のときに東京のイベントに出演してライヴ・デビューを果たす。そして大学進学のために上京し、本格的に音楽活動を開始。YouTubeチャンネルの登録数はまもなく4万人に届こうとしている。今回の新曲で彼女を支持するリスナーはさらに増えていくだろう。

新曲「smoke」はタイトル通り煙がモチーフになっている。miuは曲作りをする際には必ずストーリーを作り込むのだが、今回はタバコを吸う友人にヒントを得たという。もしかしたら、ため息の替わりに煙を吐き出しているんじゃないか。そんなことを思いついたときに、“君”と“僕”のささやかな物語が生まれた。言葉にできない気持ちが、煙と香りによってつながっていく。誰かを想う夜があるならば、タバコを吸わなくてもこの歌の世界に共感できるだろう。miuの「smoke」とともに、ちょっぴり切ない気持に浸ってみてほしい。

栗本 斉

When you suddenly wake up in the middle of the night and give more than a passing thought to someone you love, perhaps you feel like listening to a song like this. miu’s second digital single “dive”, following “game” released in August, is a song that gently sways the listener’s heart. The lyric video of the song, streaming since May 2020, has over 880k views to date. You can tell how her music has quietly spread over time.

miu is a 21-year old singer-songwriter born in 2000 and grew up in Asahikawa, a city in northern Hokkaido. She took up the piano in elementary school and before she knew it, she started writing songs. By junior high school, she already started TwitCasting her own songs, and in her second year of high school, she was invited to an event in Tokyo and performed her first gig. She returned to Tokyo when she started college and kicked off her activities as an artist on full scale. The number of subscribers to her YouTube channel, launched early last year, is reaching 40,000 soon. She will certainly gain more supportive listeners with the release of this new song.

The new song, “smoke”, as the title explains, is in the motif of the smoke. When miu writes a song, she always sets up an elaborate background story. This time she was inspired by a friend who was a smoker. Maybe the friend is exhaling smoke instead of sighs…? When such a thought came across, a little story of “you” and “I” was born. Emotions indescribable in words are connected with the smoke and the aroma. If you have ever spent the night thinking of someone, you could relate to the worldview of this tune even if you are not a smoker. With miu’s “smoke”, enjoy yourself immersed in a little bit of bittersweet feeling.

 Hitoshi Kurimoto