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Artwork to those who did not choose freedom

This piece begins with the warm singing of a choir, a New Age music that portrays a somewhat melancholic yet aesthetic world. As indicated by the title, "Strings," the composition of this piece involves strings and thread instruments.

Noteworthy in WasaVi's work is his use of sound to create scenery. In the opening section, where the cello takes the lead; the sound of strings warmly wraps around the listener. This section was created to evoke the image of being protected in the womb, in other words, by the maternal figure. In the following division, the sound of pizzicato portrays the innocence and curiosity of childhood. As the song goes on, it intensifies like the raging sea, immersing the listener in an illusion of being swallowed by rough waves.

As stated at the beginning, this work is written with "freedom" as its theme. Does freedom mean happiness? Do all people need to chase what they want to be? The lyrics portray the anguish hidden within the hopeful word "freedom" in a raw and honest manner; which is a must to hear.

As a concluding note to the introduction of the song; quoted the artist WasaVi himself:

In this world, there are too few words that acknowledge those who have not chosen freedom. There are too few words that allow us to give up on what we want to do. We are already tired of struggling, unable to walk; yet we are still expected to keep fighting.

We want to be released from freedom.
We want to find relief.
We want to forget about the person we want to become.

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Ocean of Strings

iTunes Store • New Age TOP SONGS • Japan • TOP 2 • 4 Aug 2023

Artist Profile

  • WasaVi

    WasaVi, an artist who lures us into a decadent fantasy world with vivid, thematic scene descriptions. His work is woven with vibrant stories conducted with diverse sounds and a unique vocal style rooting from Chant, portraying pain and conflict. Started music interest with the electric organ at the age of 3, and composing music since age of 6, WasaVi explored various instruments and music during his student years, including the Saxophone, vocal music, and Shamisen. He holds a record number of the most appearances as a ballroom MC in Japan. And in 2022, he served as the MC for the first Asia Night Embassy, a club event by Jägermeister. From 2020 to 2023, he worked as the music producer for "Benefit one MONOLIZ" as the world's first professional dance league, the "D. LEAGUE." "Save my past self." The listeners of WasaVi's music are none other than himself in the past. Continuously going back and forth of ideal and reality, true emotions and pretense, he creates an enchanting fantasy world to support himself, and those who are now currently suffering. The decadent world expressed with a blend of orchestral and ethnic sounds serves as a sanctuary for those who find suffocation in the bright and optimistic world. It captivates with its vivid yet mysterious tones, offering peace to people feeling constrained in the midst of their daily lives.

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