久保田利伸、持ち前の歌謡性とR&Bラヴァーとしての呼吸が今回も高次元でブレンドされたAKLO参加曲含む新作

2015.04.09

ボサノヴァ企画盤から1年半ぶりの新作。〈いつもの久保田節〉と形容しても〈USアーバンのモダンな流れへの呼応〉と感じてもOKなのは、持ち前の歌謡性とR&Bラヴァーとしての呼吸が今回も高次元でブレンドされているから。盟友の柿崎洋一郎森大輔がほぼアレンジを分け合い、ゲストは“Cosmic Ride”に招いたAKLOのみ。〈黒い夜〉への愉快なオマージュ“Free Style”をこのタイミングで楽しむのもオツなもの?

 

[English Translation]
Toshinobu Kubota  "L.O.K"

His new work is finally out after the bossa nova project album a year and a half ago. The reason why it is okay to describe this as 'typically Kubota' or to feel that 'it is a response to the modern trend in US urban sounds' is because, this time again, his inbred pop talent and breath as an R&B lover are blended at a perfectly high level. His allies Yoichiro Kakizaki (producer, arranger, composer and pianist) and Daisuke Mori (singer-songwriter) shared most of the arrangements. The only guest in this work is AKLO, a half-Mexican and a half-Japanese rapper, in "Cosmic Ride". Pretty witty and a great timing to enjoy "Free Style", a merry homage to Marvin Gaye’s "Got To Give It Up".

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