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Ohashi Chippoke Showcases Bouncy Subsequent-Gen J-Pop Tunes in April Version of Billboard Japan & TikTok’s ‘Subsequent Fireplace’  

Billboard Japan and TikTok kicked off the April version of Subsequent Fireplace, highlighting singer-songwriter Ohashi Chippoke as this month’s featured artist.

Subsequent Fireplace introduces a number of the hottest rising J-pop acts of the second, based mostly on Billboard Japan’s Heatseekers Songs chart. The collaborative undertaking on TikTok Dwell streams studio concert events and pre-recorded interviews by the featured artist of the month to current an in-depth have a look at their profession and artistry.

Ohashi is a solo artist whose bouncy pop track “Jouryoku” (“Evergreen”) launched final 12 months held the highest spot on the Heatseekers tally for six consecutive weeks. The 23-year-old carried out a dwell showcase set on Apr. 8, together with this breakout hit and an upcoming new monitor referred to as “Iya demone” due Apr. 29.

Ohashi Chippoke appeared within the livestream studio and commenced enjoying one chord on his electrical guitar because the digital live performance started. Quickly, the drummer gave the cue and the set kicked off on an upbeat notice with Ohashi’s “I Love You niwa I Love You,” build up a welcoming, danceable vibe with the nice and cozy pop track. After murmuring “Thanks,” the artist went on to delicately carry out “Shiawase ni tsuite” (“About Happiness”), a monitor that includes considerably pessimistic lyrics set to a characteristically digital soundscape.

Ohashi then switched to an acoustic guitar and briefly addressed viewers. “I’ve by no means executed a web based present in such a elaborate studio earlier than. It appears like we’ll have a number of enjoyable,” he mentioned. “I do know lots of you might be seeing me carry out dwell for the primary time at this time, so I hope we will get a few of you to take curiosity in me after tonight.” The band then launched into “By Your Facet,” a synth-heavy quantity that makes listeners need to shut their eyes and immerse themselves within the sound. 

The subsequent track was “Jouryoku,” at the moment buzzing on TikTok. As anticipated, this track was notably well-known by viewers and the remark part grew increasingly heated in the course of the efficiency. Ohashi and his band members delivered a heat dwell rendition of the laid-back bop and appeared to completely get pleasure from enjoying music as they jammed collectively onstage.

After introducing the band, Ohashi premiered “Iya demone,” his new track due later this month. Described as a “unhappy however danceable” tune, the quantity options intelligent wordplay and use of a dialect in its lyrics. The singer introduced that the track could be his first digital single to be launched from his new label Common Music. 

The final track of the night was “Chinmoku no shonen” (“The Silent Boy”). Many viewers seemed to be struck by the lyrics which can be heartbreaking but full of heat, and posted constructive reactions within the remark part. The band’s uncooked tackle the monitor was emphasised additional because the track neared its finish, and left a lingering feeling after the present ended.

The archived model of the livestream and a pre-recorded interview by the younger new artist will likely be made accessible beginning Apr. 15, from 8:00 p.m. Japan time on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (with some exceptions) on Billboard Japan’s TikTok channel.

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