Tokyo-based Alternative-Pop Starlet, Sarina, has had quite a start to the year with back to back releases showcasing different sides of her own genre-less, borderless musical skills and creativity. Through Sony Music Entertainment Japan, Sarina announces the release of her latest single, ‘Melancholy Roads (No More)’.
Available on all major digital streaming platforms from 17 March 2023, Friday, ‘Melancholy Roads (No More)’ is the answer song to Sarina’s ‘憂鬱な道’ (Yuu-utsu na Michi, meaning Melancholy Roads in English) which was released in January 2023. Where ‘憂鬱な道 (Melancholy Roads)’ was written in Japanese with the intention of following one’s dreams and persevering in the face of loneliness, ‘Melancholy Roads (No More)’ is about realizing no one is alone on this journey after all. With lyrics written fully English, the stirring ballad showcases Sarina’s stripped back vocals from intense, low tones to soaring high tones. Inviting and lovingly, the melody of ‘Melancholy Roads (No More)’ also incorporates the melody of ‘憂鬱な道 (Melancholy Roads)’ to capture the hearts of listeners with its classical and memorable melody line.
Sarina notes: ‘Our dreams can be isolating, but they can also lead us to like-minded friends and a supportive community. For a long time, I convinced myself that my passion for work was all I needed—that if I held on to my dream, I could handle being lonely or afraid. ‘Melancholy Roads (No More)’ is the culmination of the years of my isolation and my growth as a person to recognize the loving people in my life. Whether it be my family or friends or followers, I am not alone, and neither are you.”
Sarina is known to weave compelling narratives with thoughtful and vivid lyrics which are based on her own experiences and candidly expressed real emotion. Fueled by a passion for self-expression, Sarina is a multi faceted artist who is continuously on the road to discovery and creation, already establishing her own genre less, borderless musical skills and creativity, which she applies to her own artistic activities. As with all aspects of her music, including the artwork and music video, produced under Sarina’s creative direction, the result is a cohesive experience that embodies Sarina’s personality on all levels. Currently based in Tokyo, Sarina started out releasing original music on Instagram. Hitting over 2.3 million views with 1 video, her follower count increased from 13.6K to 165K organically within just two weeks after that. To date, Sarina’s social media following has grown to 220,000 followers. Since then, Sarina has been steadily garnering world wide attention from Asia, US and UK as a musician, as well as increased activity as a model and influencer.
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