A few artists like Katanak have the ability to transport you to a time and place. With his unique approach to making melodies memorable-his music is as unique as ink on a book. Each chapter resonates with the listener as a dream or experience. With relatable lyrics, poetic outlooks on life and captivating arrangements, he is back with his latest single. This one is called Lights of Tokyo.
He transports us to the streets of Tokyo with the fresh naïveté of a stranger on the streets. It implores you to look at the place while at the moment, and not how it is presented. Masterful production allows tones and sounds to change as the lyrics impact it. This ebb and flow, call and response nature to the song makes every turn into the street unforgettable. Katanak is an insightful songwriter, not using silly cues that would make the sound more “regional”(cue The Vapors-Turning Japanese). The chorus is what pulls you in, like a whirlpool of sound that is swirling with a fresh luminescence. You almost find the tone hypnotizing, really appreciating how the modulation impacts the lyrics and vice versa. Before you know it, you’re yearning for that brilliant chorus.
I could instantly imagine this fitting in the animated blockbuster, Big Hero 6. From the film making to the themes, Katanak has approached this song like a traveller who falls in love with a place and wanderlust. From Take Us Back to Sunday, this artist can shift through styles like they are emotions. Listen to his single and follow him for more brilliant music like this!