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37 Years in the Making: Nobuo Uematsu's "Coconut Castaway"

37 Years in the Making: Nobuo Uematsu’s “Coconut Castaway”

September 3, 2009 | | 1 Comment Share thison Facebook 37 Years in the Making: Nobuo Uematsu’s “Coconut Castaway”on Twitter

Several months ago Nobuo Uematsu released the first single from his upcoming 10 Stories solo album titled “Here Comes Conga Boy.” It was a great track, and he promised in our extensive interview with him back in July that the second single, “Coconut Castway,” would be released by the end of August. He was true to his word, as it’s now available on the iTunes Store worldwide!

The most interesting thing about this release is that it written when Uematsu was only 12 years old. Pretty amazing, really. It sports a similar style to “Here Comes Conga Boy” with its whimsical musical backing and high-pitched female vocals. It sports a distinctly “tropical” vibe, however, with playful guitars and upbeat percussion. There’s even this odd, polka-esque breakdown about midway through with some pretty startling effects on the vocals, but the piece works its way back up to its happy self before all is said and done.

It’s available on iTunes now, so I recommend checking it out. I’d say I like “Here Comes Conga Boy” better, but its a huge treat to hear music that Nobuo Uematsu created when he was only a kid.

Hit the jump for the official press release from Dog Ear Records with a special comment from Uematsu himself.

Dog Ear Records
2009.8.31 on sale at iTune Store!

50th anniversary of Nobuo Uematsu’s birth.
The second single of “NOBIYO Uematsu and the Dog Ears” is released!
Uematsu & Coconut’s great journey!

『Coconut Castaway』
NOBIYO Uematsu and the Dog Ears

“Nobuo Uematsu’s 10 short stories” is the first full album of Nobuo Uematsu’s solo works with his
composition and lyrics. The second single which comes after the “Here Comes Congaboy” is “Coconut Castaway,” the song of Cococci’s journey, and it’s on sale at iTunes Store world wide!

From Nobuo Uematsu,

This is the first song which I composed and wrote the lyrics when I was about 12 to 13 years old. At
that time, there were only 2 verse, so I felt that I have to do something for Cococci (the name of the
Coconut), but it took almost 37 years to re-start this project. So, that means, Cococci had been a
castaway for almost 37 years! Anyway, I’m happy that Cococci finally went back to his home. Don’t go
anywhere and stay with me, Cococci!

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