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)