Japanese Rock Star, YOSHIKI, Going Solo with ‘Golden Globe Awards’ Theme Song
On December 20th, rock band X JAPAN’s leader YOSHIKI held a press conference where he announced that he would be making his world debut as a soloist. He will release the ‘Golden Globe Awards‘ theme song in 111 countries worldwide through iTunes on January 16th. All proceeds from this will be donated to charitable institutions.
YOSHIKI made his world debut with X JAPAN in June of last year with “JADE“, but this will be his first release as a soloist. He commented, “It’s an honor. It’s a song that represents Hollywood, so it was responsive. Everyone told me that it was good. My job description has changed from Japanese rock star to the composer of the ‘Golden Globe Awards’ theme song.”
The theme song is a 5-minute long instrumental with strings and piano. It was presented during the awards ceremony for the ‘Golden Globe Awards’ in January, and YOSHIKI later received a request for a worldwide release during a listening party at Los Angeles in March. He is also scheduled to appear at the upcoming awards ceremony on January 15th.
Earlier in the month, YOSHIKI announced that his unit ‘Violet UK‘ would be making their album debut next year. Regarding his future activities, he stated, “With the release of this song, the possibilities of touring in various countries has expanded. But my life wouldn’t last until I visit 111 countries.” He continued, “I would also like to hold a live in Japan. As for recording, I want to proceed solo and with the band.”