J Love ‘n Ballad – Part One
8tracks is a music mix site I discovered a couple of months ago–and as a continual searcher of ways to implement Japanese into my life, I figured this site couldn’t hurt 😉 Plus, it makes a great companion to Pandora, Spotify, and Grooveshark; which are all other GREAT music applications.
So, EXILE. They weren’t really on my radar screen until today, when I discovered that they have a hit new single title (Rising Sun/いつかきっと…Rising Sun / Surely Someday)! I wikipedia’d them up and this is what I learned…
Exile (Stylized as EXILE) is a 14-member all-male Japanese dance group. The leader of the group is Hiro, who debuted as a member of Zoo under For Life Music, but Exile has released their singles and albums under Avex Group’s label Rhythm Zone. Hiro and Avex’s president Max Matsuura came from the same high school.
In total, they have sold over 17 million records in Japan alone.
But on to their new single I checked out…