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:
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.