Okada Jun "Nemureru Mori" 4.26.2009
Okada Jun, a J-pop (Japanese pop) singer-songwriter with a fascinatingly delicate but strong voice, brought out her second album "Nemureru Mori (sleeping forest)" some 4 years after her debut in 2005. The work is by someone who was shifting from 'somewhere between adolescence and adulthood' to a more mature state. "The songs are underpinned with a determination to leave indecisiveness behind and move forward." says Okada. "I still write songs in the same manner as before, though. I nurture my feelings of the time and then put them into music without elaboration." After releasing this album she has been playing live extensively in both Japan and London - her base since 2011.