9:17 am - 06/30/2011
SPEED unveil covers & flawless concept for new single
SPEED is releasing their 20th single, “Little Dancer”, and the jacket photo has finally been unveiled to the public. This song, which will be their first single in 2011, was produced by YUKI (BENNIE K), and thus is already receiving a remarkable attention.
The producer YUKI has commented as follows;
The project of this song was originally started by the request from SPEED, and I wanted to reflect SPEED’s desire on this music, as much as I can. We’ve had a lot of elaborate discussion, and finally made it possible to deliver the music to the public.
I produced this music with my hope to show people the attractiveness of current SPEED, who reunited after many solo works. I also hope that we, as adults, will support and warmly watch our children, and move through with them. So I would love to deliver this song to as many people as possible.
In addition, in their coupling song “PRIDE”, ‘OHGA(大神)’ is involved as the featuring artist.
I suggested OHGA’s involvement because I thought if SPEED, who have spread the music such as HipHop and R&B throughout the country, and OHGA, who, in my opinion, is one of the most skillful RAPPERs among the Japanese male RAPPERs collaborate, it would be the greatest one.
Nowadays people say, “Throw away your pride!” However, I wonder if it’s really necessary to throw away or forget to challenge or to aim at something we want in our life with retaining “pride (Hokori in Japanese)” in our mind. I got so much inspiration by watching SPEED singing powerfully on the stage and by attending OHGA’s Live Performance, and they made me have this theme of the music.
I also hope that this collaboration will inspire SPEED fans to listen to OHGA’s music and OHGA fans to SPEED’s. It would be great if I can be of help to make it happen. Finally, I really appreciate this wonderful connection (with SPEED and OHGA) and hope that this song will be delivered into the hearts of many people.