Rising Japanese-Canadian aesthete Jonah Yano releases his video for new song ‘strawberry!’, taken from his his upcoming debut album ‘souvenir’, out 21st June.
Roaming through the vast, snowy streets of Toronto, Jonah lyrically explores the connection he still has to his Japanese heritage singing “strawberry is the cloth that i am cut from…who’d have thunk i’d leave out with the lump sum.”
Co-produced with Monsune and the first song he recorded for his upcoming LP, Jonah says he was inspired by Krautrock which is defined by the era’s long droning heavy guitar riffs and static chord progressions. He also says it’s the loudest song he’s ever made.
Recording the album between Tokyo’s Red Bull studios, a log cabin in Nagato, Toronto’s Studio 69, and his own home, ‘souvenir’ (out Father’s Day, June 21st, via Innovative Leisure) features collaborations with his father Tatsuya Muraoka, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Jacques Greene.
Read more about ‘stawberry!’ from Jonah himself shared via Instagram