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Approved: Saue & Nakae

By | Published on Wednesday 15 April 2015


Put together by Japanese major label Avex, Saue & Nakae (or サ上と中江) are Saue of rap outfit Cyprus and Yuri Nakae from girl group Tokyo Girls’ Style.

Their debut track ‘SO.RE.NA’, taken from an EP called ‘Beer & Juice’ due out on 20 May, has a touch of PC Music about it (something noted by the Make Believe Melodies blog, where I first saw it).

I can’t quite work out if this is PC Music’s J-pop influence filtering back to Japan or just my mind folding the two together. Certainly the follow-up, ‘Too Shy Boy’, which hit YouTube this week, goes for more of an all-out 80s pop sound, rather than anything more experimental.

It’ll be interesting to here what else makes up the rest of the EP, but for now check out the videos for ‘SO.RE.NA’ and ‘Too Shy Boy’: