Japanese Jazz singer Risa Kumon covers Deniece Williams

Japanese Jazz singer Risa Kumon covers Deniece Williams

Risa Kumon is a bilingual artist well known in the Japanese jazz world, where she performed at some of its biggest festival.

English-Japanese songwritress Risa Kimon unveils her new single: Free. A cover of Deniece Williams 1976’s hit, the subtle arrangement, mixed by Grammy winning producer Irko, highlights her unique voice with a e-piano and a groovy bass, blending jazz and retro-soul in a delicate manner.

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She lost her sight when she was a child, but recovered her view, at the cost of an intractable disease as sequelae. Now, she uses her powerful vocals to inspires and heals the world around her, with positive messages.

Channelling her R&B influences, Kumon dwells in that sense of levitation one feels when enjoying the night with a loved one: “Feeling you close to me makes all my senses smile. Let’s not waste ecstasy ‘cause I’ll only be here for a while”

Her clip, available on Youtube, shows the songstress donning a traditional attire strolling across vibrant landscapes, with very cinematic, soul soothing, shots. As for the song, it is available on every streaming platform.

Bastien LAURENT

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