FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Hiroko Tsuji Transports Listeners to “Free Yourself”
The long-awaited first album CD of international artist Hiroko Tsuji, “Free Yourself”, was released on March 22nd, 2016. Produced by Kento Masuda, Antonio Aki Chindamo and Gary Vandy, “Free Yourself” traces Hiroko’s musical journey while introducing a compelling spectrum of genres.
The featured songs on her new album are “Fly Away,” “Don't Forget,” “Come Along With Me,” and a cover song of Billy Joel’s “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel).” Through these most recent compositions, it is clear that Hiroko continues to define her individual style with different genres of music. These songs illuminate Hiroko’s fascinating voice and her transition from piano and harp compositions towards a diverse sound which includes mixed with (delete “with”) pop and rock styles with high quality music productions.
“Free Yourself” was produced by Kento Masuda, the multiple award winning artist, producer, and composer of the opening and title track “Free Yourself”, which was recorded at Antonio Aki Chindamo’s Auditoria Records in Como, Italy. Auditoria Records has produced recordings in which Antonio’s expertise is reflected through his successful career of working with top artists and producers in Europe. Remixing and audio mastering was done by Gary Vandy, (who has worked with many major artists in the music business for over 40 years in the United States), at Gary Vandy Audio Productions Inc.
Stellar musicians Fabius Constable (Harp), Irina Solinas (Cello from Celtic Harp Orchestra), Yukiko Ohba (Violin), Andrea Mattia Gentile (Guitars), Kimihide Iwadate (Guitars), Simone Tomassini (Chorus), Francesco Carcano (Bass), and Giordano Colombo (Drums) added their own brilliant renderings on selected songs. Kathleen Hagen is also a professional lyricist and language director and she has written English lyrics for the CD.
To add to her new collection of compositions, Hiroko has also included a 20-page booklet on her physical CD which features the photography of Kento Masuda, and was designed by Taro Aizawa. This booklet, aside from being informative, represents the collective talents of these illustrious individuals.
About Hiroko Tsuji:Hiroko Tsuji is a multi-talented musician and artist whose talents range from singing and playing a variety of instruments to performing. She is also a unique composer, whose songs transcend both melody and lyrics to speak to the individual dreamer in all of us. To say that Hiroko’s voice is remarkable would be an understatement. Her artistry and vocal skills are a stunning combination of passion and precision. Hiroko’s love of music and the joy that it brings to her is evident when watching her perform. She brings her audience with her during each song.
“Free Yourself” is published by Kent on Music, Inc. (ASCAP) and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many other retail shops.