Vocaloid Producer Tsumiki and Maria Miki Release 2nd Single as NOMELON NOLEMON

21.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

The two-person musical unit NOMELON NOLEMON was created in August 2021. Its music is composed by popular Vocaloid producer Tsumiki, who has caught people’s attention with his down-to-Earth lyrics, guitar-driven tracks, and catchy melodies. His first album, SAKKAC CRAFT, was released in February 2021 and ranked #12 on the iTunes album ranking chart. The Vocaloid song Phony, released in June 2021, is about to reach 10 million views on YouTube.

 

Yellow – NOMELON NOLEMON Official Music Video

 

Maria Miki provides the vocals for NOMELON NOLEMON. Previously, she joined the acoustic unit PLUSONICA in 2019, also known for producing Rira Ikuta and Nishina. With her charming personality and airy vocals, her voice is instantly recognizable, and she has amassed a sizeable fanbase after releasing her first mini-album ‘PARFAIT’ in August. Her first solo concert will be held on December 20, her 20th birthday, at SHIBUYA TAKE OFF 7. 

 

NOMELON NOLEMON released their second single Yellow on November 12. In a Tweet, Tsumiki wrote “Dear my Jpop: I want to write something everyone can understand.” The track is mellow, a complete turnaround from the pair’s previous track INAZMA.  The music video, now available on the group’s YouTube channel, was created by illustrator and animator aika inagaki, who also worked on the song’s jacket illustration.

 

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    Comment from Yaffle

    I’m from the Red and Green generation. I remember borrowing my aunt’s Game Boy and the first game I ever played was Pokemon. When the game came out it was super popular at school, and I made so many friends bonding over it. We used link cables to battle each other, and people would line up to ask the skilled players what strategies they used.

     

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    I’m not a singer, so I had to think about how best to convey my emotions through sounds using other artists. Reconnect and Grown both have the same starting point and the same goal, but different stories. I hope you can listen to both while thinking about that. 

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    Members

     

    Shunsei Oota

     

    Kaiho

     

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    Shuu Kobori

     

    Wataru Takahashi

     

    Touma

     

    Shinsuke Yotsuya

     

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    Nursery School Students: (From the Top Row, Left) Maria, Hikaru, Shinta, Kanata, Daigorou, Lion, Lime, Zoya (From the Bottom Row, Left) Madoka, Yuzuriha, Hayate, Mamoru, Rinrin, Wataru, Daiya, Aki

    Teachers: (From the Left) Yuu Okada, Rumi

    The Mysterious Lifeform, ‘Froggy Egg’ 

    (c)Yakan Nabeya

    (c)Yakan Nabeya

     

     

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    Gifted. – BE:FIRST Music Video

     

     

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    Break and Cross the Walls I Limited Edition

    Break and Cross the Walls I Regular Edition

     

     

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    40mP YouTube Channel

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    The song was inspired by the 1926 short story The Izu Dancer by Nobel Prize-winning Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. Kawabata was the first Japanese writer to win the award in 1968 and the short story follows a young boy from Tokyo traveling to Izu on a lonely summer holiday. On this trip, he repeatedly crosses paths with five traveling musicians who bring joy back to his life. 

     

    Comment from monyusode

    “With no ODORIKO is a song that combines a traditional enka-style melody with modern rap. Be sure to pay attention to the lyrics!”

    “The music video tells the story of a traveler who meets and falls in love with a dancer. It was shot in the town of Murata in Miyagi prefecture and features this rare and incredibly beautiful scenery. We hope you’ll enjoy the casting!”

     

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