“Amaoto”, the theme song of the movie “TATARA SAMURAI”, jointly created by EXILE ATSUSHI and Joe Hisaishi
will be available for streaming from 5/17 (Wed.)!
Its lyric video has been unveiled!
The movie “TATARA SAMURAI” has become a popular topic after winning the award for the Best Artistic Contribution at Montreal World Film Festival, which is the largest film festival in North America.
Right before the release of “TATARA SAMURAI”, its theme song “Amaoto” will be available for streaming-only from May 17!
The lyrics and vocal performance for “Amaoto” are provided by EXILE ATSUSHI while the music is composed by Joe Hisaishi.
They first collaboration was 3 years ago on the song “Zange” released in October 2013.
The story of “TATARA SAMURAI” is set in Okuizumo Village, Shimane in the Warring States period. The movie depicts a young man who is fated to inherit the tradition and grows into a real “samurai” through difficulties and frustrations.
Since the movie features a unique theme of Japan, ATSUSHI felt a strong sense of responsibility and vocation when producing this song. He dug deep into the unique Japanese culture and history and applied inspiration in the lyrics.
Moreover, he also talked about his feelings when he first listened to the music created by Mr. Hisaishi: “His music was too excellent, so I had a feeling that there was more to it than I have imagined. I am attracted to Mr. Hisaishi’s overwhelming musician charm.” We can tell that he feels a sense of fulfillment through the collaboration with a high level fellow musician.
Movie director Yoshinari Nishikori commented on the song “Amaoto”: “The quiet and calm world presented by ATSUSHI’s clear voice and Mr. Hisaishi’s music goes well with Izumo’s beautiful scenery, which perfectly shows the world view of the movie.”
When you enjoy the beautiful and magnificent scenes of “TATARA SAMURAI” which was highly regarded by the members of the jury at the film festival, do not forget to check out the song “Amaoto” created by two Japanese musicians who work on a global scale. It is a song created for the movie aiming at spreading traditional Japanese culture to the world.
Be sure to check out the beautiful melodies that blend well with the world view of the movie!!