I had a feeling that Sakiko Matsui would get a chance to record a piano album after wowing fans with her skills recently and that has now been confirmed by Aki-P himself in a post on Google+. No date has been set for the release only that it will come out sometime during the Summer.
So what can we expect on the album? Apparently some instrumentals of AKB48 songs, the Google Citizens theme song (whatever that is?) which will be African tribal/ethnic music styled track, the ggrks Theme Song (again I have no idea what ggrks means). If it’s something to do with Google+ then that’s possibly why I don’t anything about it. I don’t bother with Google+ at all. Another track confirmed for the album is Passion Theme song. We’ll get the full tracklisting I’m sure in due course.
Famed Japanese composer Hattori Takayuki of such anime as GTO, Nodame Cantabile and Martian Successor Nadesico will compose and arrange the tracks. The CD cover will be made by the newly formed AKB Art Club which has Haachan as the President where members of the club will submit their works of art which is scheduled to be shown at a AKB48 Art Exhibition in June (more details to follow).
I’m looking forward to this album. Having seen Sakiko perform on Youtube she is no doubt a very talented pianist.