LifeSpiral-MJR is a musical project originally formed in 2011 by accomplished music savant, award-winning guitarist, composer and producer, MJR. Throughout the 2010’s LifeSpiral-MJR made a name for themselves across Asia. MJR worked as a composer for a number of other artists, and the band played live all over Hong Kong, China and Japan.
“Floral Rain” is the brand new single from LifeSpiral-MJR, released worldwide via all major streaming services on January 29, 2023. The song is a collaboration with two renowned Japanese artists; chart-topping pop vocalist and songwriter Shihori and famous composer and shamisen virtuoso, MOJI.
Shihori is best known for her collaborations with Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Kohei Tanaka (One Piece). She has written and composed certified gold records for a number of popular contemporary artists in Japan, and has written extensively for film and television. MOJI is known internationally as an award-winning composer of poetic and dramatic film scores.
Their latest work, “Floral Rain” is a cinematic piece that blends traditional Japanese composition and instrumentation with a very modern mix of pop, metal and classical music. Shihori’s vocal soars as LifeSpiral-MJR delivers a modern rock orchestra of guitars, bass, drums and strings. MJR thrills with a shredding guitar solo in the song’s bridge. The piece is a musically sophisticated and emotionally powerful theatrical production.
Check out “Floral Rain” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with LifeSpiral-MJR, Shihori and MOJI.