MIYAVI, the J-pop/rock icon and world-famous guitarist, today announced the release of his new single called New Gravity which is the pre-single to his upcoming album called, Imaginary. The 13th studio album will drop on September 15th, the same day as MIYAVI celebrates his 40th birthday. He will also appear in a special birthday performance at the historic Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto on September 18 that will be live streamed on the global app, Line. He is one of the very few Japanese artists entrusted to promote Japanese culture to the world with this performance building a cultural bridge through music from East to West.
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As the first single, New Gravity is a prelude to the album with MIYAVI’s unique approach that is demonstrated through this imaginative song showing a musicality that is new and different from the multi-talented rock sensation’s previous work. The distinct style of New Gravity teases the sound for Imaginary. The album features a comprehensive set of 11 songs including three features with two-time Grammy Award-winning singer Kimbra, indie rock artist Troi Irons and a third with a special guest.
The album will be available in three different editions: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, and Regular Edition. A bonus DVD, only available with the exclusive versions, will feature last year’s MIYAVI Virtual Level 5.0: Synthesis concert recording.
The musician is also an actor, having appeared in blockbuster films such as Kong: Skull Island, Maleficent 2 and the Angelina Jolie directed film Unbroken. On September 10, he will return to acting as a co-star in the new action film for Netflix, Kate, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
On September 29, the multi-genre artist will embark on his 20-city Imaginary North American tour, for the first time in two years. The demand is so strong that a second performance for Chicago, on October 20, has already been added. Fans who purchase a Limited Edition copy of the album will also receive a collectible Holy Nights clutch bag featuring an original logo commemorating the album’s debut.
Outside of music and acting, MIYAVI will be featured as a judge on the Japanese version of The Masked Singer airing on Amazon Prime. He is also the current face of Gucci in Japan and has been appointed UNHCR Ambassador. Known as the “samurai guitarist” or “Japanese Carlos Santana” for his guitar skills, the musician constantly challenges himself with each new endeavor, and is the most promising Japanese artist who strives to promote Japanese culture worldwide.