New music today from the recently solo and one-time NMB48 leader Yamamoto Sayaka. “Ichirinsou” finds Sayanee strapping on her Gibson for a mid-tempo arrangement with an emotional pop. Sayaka sings with a vocal presence that you would be hard pressed to find in much of her AKB48 and NMB48 releases. Well, that makes sense since “Ichirinsou” is a lot of Sayaka and no one else. The band arrangement backs some booming drums with a piano and string arrangement that stays just on this side of sentimental. We should also mention here that “Ichirinsou” the song was written and composed by Yamamoto Sayaka herself, with an arrangement and production from Kameda Seiji (Shiina Ringo, Tokyo Jihen, etc.). You’ll find Yamamoto Sayaka’s first post-AKS solo release on sale April 17, 2019 on Universal Sigma.
Yamamoto Sayaka (山本 彩 born July 14, 1993) is Japanese singer and songwriter most widely known for her work as a former member of the Japanese idol girl group NMB48, where she served as the leader of the group and as the captain of Team N. She is also a former member of AKB48’s Team K. Yamamoto participated in auditions for the first generation of NMB48 and was selected to debut in the group along with 25 other girls. On March 10, 2011 Yamamoto was selected as one of 16 members which would debut as Team N, of which she was selected to serve as captain. On April 13, 2016, she graduated from her concurrent position in AKB48’s Team K and returned as a full-time member of NMB48. On July 30, 2018, Sayaka Yamamoto announced in NMB48 LIVE TOUR 2018 in Summer that she would be graduating from NMB48. On October 27, 2018, her graduation concert titled “SAYAKA SONIC~Sayaka, Sasayaka, Sayonara, Sayaka~” was held at Expo’70 Commemorative Park. Yamamoto continues to perform as a solo artist under Universal Sigma. Her first solo single “Ichirinsou (イチリンソウ)” went on sale April 17, 2019.
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