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As a bilingual singer-songwriter, Kinami has curated musical influences from Okinawan, Japanese and American culture, birthing colors of catchy hooks, seasoned melodies and story-telling lyrics. As a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, she aims to reconstruct Japanese entertainment stereotypes for a global audience. Her debut single, Blue Sapphire has accumulated over 19,000 TikTok video creations and earned a Japan-wide song placement in over 17,000 convenience stores. Rapidly stirring attention on TikTok and the Japanese independent artist scene, Kinami's road to further solidify a world-wide fanbase is highly anticipated.
In her newest single "Who," she draws inspiration from family stories and lays out brutal feelings of rage, betrayal and heartbreak of finding out about "the other woman" in a committed relationship. While tapping into the exhaustion, embarrassment of waiting and wanting to be wanted, she takes a twist. Fueling her rage by demanding answers from the guilty deceiver. Who do you love? Shedding light to the beauty of assertiveness; all in hopes to unravel even a fickle of faith for people in similar situations to stand up for themselves and demand what they deserve.
Kinami is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Okinawa, influenced by indegenous Rykyuan, Japanese and American culture. Her 'champuru' or stir fry style of multi-cultural and generational influence is reflected in her melodic choices and lyrics breathed to life in vocal and live performances. 'Kinami' also meaning 'shining seven seas' symbolizes her direction in spreading her truth and light to the world, one song, one performance at a time. With an uprise in domestic and global recognition through streaming playlists, a Japanese national TV appearance, and features on renowned billboards in Shibuya, her artistry speaks for this generation's over-thinkers. Her debut single, "Blue Sapphire" has accumulated over 19,000 TikTok video creations and earned a Japan-wide song placement in over 17,000 convenience stores. Followed by her first music video being featured on Tokyo's renowned billboards in Shibuya crossing. With her previous single, "Don't need to let it go" written for TuneCore Japan's 10th Anniversary commercial being placed in Japan's top editorial playlists, Kinami's road to further solidify a world-wide fanbase is highly anticipated.