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Singer-songwriter Tsutomu is set to release his 6th new single, "Sakura no Hana no You," on March 16.

Having gathered attention with a total of over 200,000 plays on his previous 2nd album "NEXT" and 5th single "Arigatou," Tsutomu continues to capture the audience's interest.

This latest release features lyrics and composition by Tsutomu. Mixing and mastering are handled by EXILE's sound producer, Takashi Iwato. The song portrays the challenges and triumphs of a woman facing various difficulties while choosing the path of music. With lyrics expressing the fleeting beauty akin to cherry blossoms, the song is sung with Tsutomu's delicate vocals, carrying a powerful determination to move towards the next stage. "You can do it, soar high."

In celebration of the release, live performances will be held at Utausakana in Osaka on March 16 and at ringrazio in Tokyo on April 14.

Following the release, the music video for the same track is scheduled to be unveiled on Tsutomu's YouTube channel on April 20.

Artist Profile

  • Tsutomu

    A singer-songwriter originally from Saga Prefecture, known for her powerful and transparent vocals combined with percussive guitar playing. After moving to Tokyo in 2008, she formed a unit and released an album, before transitioning to a solo career in 2011. She has been actively performing at resort hotels, outdoor events, cafes, and live houses. In June 2013, she released her first single, "Magnet Switch," followed by her second single, "LOVE POP," in July 2015. In November of that same year, she was inducted into the hall of fame of J-WAVE 81.3FM radio's "MUSIC HYPER MARKET," selected by listener votes among numerous artists. In November 2016, she drew an audience of over 100 people to her one-man live at Live In Buddy in Tokyo. In October 2017, she released her first album, "Pop'n Rock," for which she wrote all the lyrics and music, with recording and arrangement by EXILE's sound producer, Takashi Iwato. In May 2019, she achieved great success with a one-man live at Nerima Culture Center Tsutsuji Hall, drawing an audience of over 300 people. Her second album, "NEXT," was released in November 2022. Her singles and albums are currently available for streaming and download. In December 2019, her song "Ryuuseigun" ranked 91st on Apple Music's "J-Pop Top Songs" in Afghanistan. In February 2021, her first album, "Pop'n Rock," ranked 38th on Apple Music's "J-Pop Top Albums" in the United States, and in July 2021, it ranked 139th on iTunes Store's "J-Pop Top Albums" in Japan. In December 2022, her fourth single, "Ameagari no Sayonara," topped the daily and weekly charts on Oricon Music Store, and in February 2023, the music video for "Ameagari no Sayonara" topped the daily and weekly charts on LINE MUSIC. As for media appearances, she has appeared on J-WAVE, Radio Tokyo, Radio Nippon, RKK Kumamoto Radio, NHK Saga, FM Saga, TV Asahi Event Space UMU, and more. She has performed live at various venues, including Ion Malls, Mitsui Fudosan-affiliated shopping malls, TV Asahi Event Space UMU, Jiyugaoka Megami Matsuri, and school performances.

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