Shoya Chiba to release 1st single “Contrail” in August

Shoya Chiba Contrail

Fresh out of releasing one of the best solo debut albums in the past decade, Shoya Chiba is set to release his 1st single “Contrail” in August.

Shoya Chiba recently made his solo debut under King Amusement Creative with the 1st EP “Blessing“.

The EP was extremely well received by fans and here, on THTFHQ’s side, it is already a favorite in 2024 and one of the most impressive solo debuts by a male seiyuu in the last 10 years.

More details on this single are going to be unveiled in the upcoming months. Watch this space for further updates.

“Contrail” details

Shoya Chiba’s 1st single is titled “Contrail” and is scheduled to be released on 28/08/2024, available in regular and limited editions.

The cover art is the following for each edition:

  • Shoya Chiba Contrail Regular edition
  • Shoya Chiba Contrail Limited edition

The maxi-single is going to include a total of 3 songs. The title track “Contrail” has lyrics by Shoya Chiba.

First-press editions (regular and limited) come with the following bonuses:

  • A set of 2 photo cards (3 types available at random / each set of 2 cards is the same pair)
  • A serial code for early access lottery application to “SHOYA CHIBA 1st FAMILY SESSION
  • An entry ticket for the live streaming & online grand lottery event

The limited edition comes with an M-CARD. It includes:

  • “Contrail” Music Video
  • 1st single “Contrail” MAKING (Behind-the-Scenes featuring the cover jacket shooting + MV bts)

The M-CARD allows you to download video content to enjoy on your smartphone/tablet/computer without needing a Blu-ray/DVD reader.

However, know that you can only download the content on the M-CARD until August 28, 2026.

More details about this single will be unveiled in the upcoming weeks. Watch this space for further updates.

Contrail” is available to purchase at CDJAPAN and Amazon Japan (they ship internationally).

Source: Shoya Chiba official artist website / Shoya Chiba official Twitter (now X) account

Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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