Yoshie Nakano, one-half of the Japanese jazz-rock outfit EGO-WRAPPIN’, has announced her first solo album in six years, Amai.  

Yoshie Nakano, one-half of the acclaimed Japanese jazz-rock outfit EGO-WRAPPIN’, has announced her first solo album in six years, Amai. This will be the vocalist’s first album since 2015’s Madokei, and the third solo album of her career overall. 

While there are no details as to the contents of the album yet, Nakano has released the track ‘SA SO U’ from the upcoming album to commemorate the announcement. 

Described as a “gentle world of songs”, the album will sport original arrangements and compositions from the vocalist, infused with her characteristic soulfulness and humor. 

Amai will be available in two editions: the regular edition will only consist of a CD containing 10 tracks, including ‘SA SO U’. The first limited edition will comprise the CD as well as a special DVD. The latter will give an insider look into the making of the album, featuring narration by Nakano herself as she plays and works on the tracks. The first press limited edition will also come with 10 photo-cards, curated by Nakano herself. 

For a limited time, fans buying physical copies of the album from select stores will also be able to get their hands on limited edition sound-sheets, containing the progressions for ‘SA SO U’. 

Amai arrives on Wednesday, June 30th. 

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