Jonah Yano – shoes ft. Tatsuya Muraoka (Video)

Jonah Yano will be releasing his debut album, souvenir, on June 19th via Innovative Leisure. The album’s first single, “shoes”, features his father Tatsuya Muraoka and reflects on the emotional reunion that the pair had after 15 years apart. “The song in my dad’s Japanese lyrics are about a pair of shoes he bought me when I was a kid,” Yano explains. “My verses question his absence from my childhood and my general confusion about my circumstance, which was a fatherless upbringing in an entirely different country as a result of my parents’ separation.” The song and the accompanying video are even more enjoyable once you learn the backstory. “shoes” is out now on Apple Music and Spotify.

Directed & edited by Jonah Yano.
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