Interviewer : Motoyama Kanako,Noguchi Akiko
Translation: Dobashi Nozomi
singer song writer
lyric,melody and her voice that pierce through our heart.
Pure, gentle, delicate gems - Giving strength and warmth to people that hear,
How does she do this? In the spotlight, her message is reaching many through her songs.
An interview with Mahiro Tanaka.
well, to be honest, when I moved to Singapore, I didn't have much to do . Being in a room alone with nothing to do , no mobile phone and wasn't interested in TV either , it was only natural I started creating something. It was then that I heard YUI (Japanese singer song writer) with great joy - . I just wanted to listen to her songs forever, and realized I wanted to make something great like she does, and that is how I started writing songs.
Yes certainly, Singapore is a very beautiful city. It felt unreal and almost imaginary. The typical orange color sunset we know in Japan looked so different in Singapore. It was pink color turning purple . I even have a song that has developed in hope I can express this amazing experience.
I get message saying they heard my album "Little Lindsay" . I am very encouraged and happy to receive such message, For me, reading through their message is almost like listening to other peoples' songs. The message i get from them soak into my soul just like my songs reaching out with warmth to their heart. I'm clumsy , expressing my feelings are difficult, sometimes even stressful. but it makes me happy to realize that my message reached all right when reading through those warm comments
I would say it was such a wonderful warm live concert that reflected Mr. Nara's personality I was quite nervous being in an unusual environment before I performed but listening to Mr. Nara's short speech (which was not planed originally) in front of the audience , I loosened up and felt I can do it my usual way.
yes, I performed in front of his work called "spring girl" Singing there made me feel as if it was the girls from Mr. Nara's drawings singing for me I also felt their eyes watching me closely as well (laugh) This was the most enjoyable concert I ever had. It's hard to put into words but I feel sympathy to the works of Mr. Nara his drawings are of little girls but I feel that their age is a mystery. The girls inside the girls could be grandmas, babies. It made me wonder how old they are . oh, by the way I'm 19 and , i felt emotional discord within me ,,,
I initially didn't plan to draw it myself. It was supposed to be a draft of the photo image I was going to shoot
yes, it was just a quick draw , I actually did think twice about my decision- I guess I just like to express and create. I'm now doing music as priority but I also like to draw. I like thinking about how I would be if I express myself in various different creative activities.
I have so many things I want to do , I sing with the piano now but I want to try performing the songs with other instruments too. I even want to experiment it in band style ! I get ideas like drums might be real fun to add in a certain song, I can almost hear a violin when performing ! Apart from my singing to the piano style gentle performance , I would like to continue exploring, and I'd be happy if people will enjoy it as much as I would.