Takuya Kuroda releases new song “Change” featuring Corey King

From the trumpeter’s sixth studio album, ‘Fly Moon Die Soon.’

Takuya Kuroda has announced his sixth studio album Fly Moon Die Soon with the release of its first single, “Change” featuring Corey King.

Kuroda noted in a press release that he recruited King to sing on “Change” for what he described as “an interesting chord progression and a nice melody,” albeit admitting that it would be difficult to sing. King evidently tackled the job with gusto, contributing lyrics along the way. “Change” was accompanied by a music video in which Kuroda and King perform their respective parts across New York City’s lively urban cityscapes.

Fly Moon Die Soon will be the first LP out from the Japanese-born trumpeter since his 2016 Concord Records debut Zigzagger. According to the trumpeter, the album “is about the irony between the greatness of nature and the beautiful obsceneness of humanity. Melodies and grooves fly back and forth from being spiritual to being vulgar.”

Kuroda worked on the record over two days in Brooklyn with engineer Todd Carder, experimenting with layering odd sounds such as sipping coffee and a range of other noises, before inviting more musicians into the process.

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Fly Moon Die Soon will be released on September 18 via First Word Records. Watch the video for “Change” here:

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