Kim Hyun Joong Receives a Song From, and Records With, Japanese Band B′z
Kim Hyun Joong has received a song from Japanese rock band, B′z. On May 1, according to Kim Hyun Joong′s Key East, "Kim Hyun Joong received Heat, a song from the legendary and beloved musicians B′z, and has finished recording it. Heat is planned to be included in the upcoming second Japanese single album, set to be released in July."
Last November, during Kim Hyun Joong′s Japan tour, he had unveiled he was a fan of B′z when asked by reporters which Japanese musician he liked. Afterwards, Kim Hyun Joong′s Japanese album producer, Universal Music, formally requested a song to the rock band and received the song.
B′z debuted in 1988 and has placed first on the Oricon charts an astonishing 46 times. In particular, it was revealed a song made by B′z′s Matsumoto Takahiro and Inaba Koshi has never been given to another artist other. Additionally it was revealed Inaba Koshi even sang the chorus for Heat while Matsumoto Takahiro played the guitar for the recording.
Regarding this, Kim Hyun Joong shared, "It was an honor to record with B′z who I′ve liked and admired for so long. For this recording, the B′z members gave a lot of great advice and thanks to them we were able to finish recording in a delightful manner. I will return with a great album so please be waiting for it."