Watch Takuya Kuroda’s video for “Fade” featuring Corey King

The Japanese trumpeter shares his second ‘Fly Moon Die Soon’ collaboration with King.

Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda has shared “Fade,” the second single from his upcoming Fly Moon Die Soon album to feature Corey King.

Frantic looped brass makes for a dizzying opening to the brief two-minute experience that is “Fade.” The urgent trumpet sample swiftly falls away, presenting a rich jazz-funk composition with King’s breathy vocals. The pair’s new single arrived with a minimal music video containing shots of Japan’s Mount Fuji, Kuroda’s worn trumpet and a black vinyl pressing of Fly Moon Die Soon spinning on a turntable.

In a press release, Kuroda explains that Fly Moon Die Soon “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.”

“Fade” follows the Tokyo-born musician’s previous single “Change,” which also featured King. Unlike the new track’s visual representations of Kuroda’s home country, “Change” featured a music video filmed in King’s backyard, New York.


Fly Moon Die Soon will drop on September 18 via First Word Records. Watch the music clip for “Fade” here:


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