Soma Saito unveils details on “quantum stranger”

quantum stranger official promo photo

New details on Soma Saito‘s 1st full-length album are out.

quantum stranger” is scheduled to be released on 19/12/2018, available in 3 editions: regular, limited Type A and Type B editions.

The cover art is the following for each edition:

Regular edition
Limited edition A
Limited edition B

Saito composed and/or wrote lyrics to 8 out of the 12 songs. Saku is credited with arrangements to 5 songs. Indie artist Youmentbay wrote lyrics, composed and arranged the song “Incense“. Jun Suyama (TVXQ, Boa, Nana Mizuki, etc) co-composed 光は水のよう (Hikari wa mizu no yo).

The complete tracklist is the following:

01 - フィッシュストーリー
[lyrics/composition/arrangement: Masayoshi Oishi]
02 - デラシネ 
[lyrics/composition: Soma Saito / arrangement: Saku]
03 - sunday morning(catastrophe) 
[lyrics/composition: Soma Saito / arrangement: Saku]
04 - レミング、愛、オベリスク  
[lyrics/composition: Soma Saito / arrangement: Teppei Shimizu]
05 - るつぼ  
[lyrics/composition: Soma Saito / arrangement: Saku]
06 - ヒカリ断ツ雨  
[lyrics: hotaru/ composition/arrangement: yamazo]
07 - レミニセンス –unplugged- 
[lyrics/composition: Soma Saito / arrangement: Saku]
08 - デート  
[lyrics/composition: Soma Saito / arrangement: Saku]
09 - 光は水のよう  
[lyrics: Soma Saito / composition: YU-G and Jun Suyama]
10 - 夜明けはまだ
[lyrics: Kodama Ameko / composition: Masayoshi Takasaka / arrangement: Ryoki Matsumoto]
11 - Incense 
[lyrics/composition/arrangement: Youmentbay]
12 - 結晶世界  
[lyrics/composition: Soma Saito / arrangement: Saku]

Saito pitched in via his official artist account on twitter mentioning that the album “contains a wide variety of music genres” and added that fans can expect “dark, groovy and emo” songs in this release.

The contents for each edition are the following:

  • Regular: CD only
  • Limited edition Type A: CD + DVD/Blu-ray* (music video for 結晶世界) + EP size cover jacket (18 cm x 18 cm)
  • Limited edition Type B: CD + Photobook (40 pages) + 3 sided case

All editions come with a special form to apply for the lottery (to win tickets for his first live).

* Some retail stores have the limited edition Type A listed with Blu-ray. Soma Saito’s official website mentions that the Type A edition comes with a DVD instead of a Blu-ray.

On another note, Sony Music announced that Saito is going to hold his first live at Maihama Amphitheatre in Chiba on 24/02/2019 to celebrate the first album release.

More details on the album and live will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

quantum stranger is available for pre-order at CDJAPAN.

SOURCE: Soma Saito Official website (1)

Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Also, the only person managing everything The Hand That Feeds HQ related. In 2011, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. You may find me writing almost essays whenever music is really good (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).





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