Bingkai Karya – Pop singer/songwriter Mika Hashizume is finally debuting his solo career with his brand new EP, ‘Bleached.’ The soulful lead track, “So I Don’t Forget,” produced by GRAMMY-nominated Patrick “J.Que” Smith, introduces listeners to a unique blend of R&B flavors and alternative elements that showcase Mika’s diverse musical influences.
In an exclusive interview, Mika revealed that the initial stages of creating ‘Bleached’ were marked by a lack of a fixed concept. Instead, he aimed to encapsulate the styles and genres that ignited his passion for songwriting. The resulting EP reflects his personal and artistic growth, with each track representing a distinct facet of his musical journey.
MIKA shared that the title and theme ‘bleached’ encapsulate the pivotal moments when he embarked on his current artistic journey. The term serves as a visual metaphor for the beautiful yet challenging period of his life, capturing the essence of transformation and evolution in his career.
Mika’s international appeal has been underscored by his captivating performances on “Drama’s Catchy Songs 2023” on Youku, China’s premier online video and streaming service. His performances soared on major music charts, cementing his status as a global musical force. Additionally, MIKA headlined the prestigious TMEA Music Festival in 2023, sharing the stage with renowned artists like Taeyang and Le Sserafim.
Beyond his musical talents, Mika has earned a reputation as a fashion and style icon. Featured on the covers of esteemed publications like GQ and L’OFFICIEL HOMMES, MIKA’s distinctive fashion sense has garnered attention worldwide. His collaborations with luxury brands such as Bottega Veneta, Tiffany & Co, Tom Ford, and YSL further solidify his status as a trendsetter in the industry.
Mika’s multicultural background, having grown up in Hawaii, Tokyo, and Beijing, infuses ‘Bleached’ with a rich tapestry of emotions and experiences. The EP marks a significant chapter in his solo career, and its resonance across Asia, with countries like Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, and the Philippines embracing his music, speaks volumes about his global impact.
Mika Hashizume’s debut EP, ‘Bleached,’ not only showcases his musical prowess but also serves as a testament to his evolution as an artist. From the drifting atmospheres of “So I Don’t Forget” to the cultural fusion embedded in every track, Mika’s solo endeavors are undeniably making waves across the global music landscape. As he continues to captivate audiences worldwide, ‘Bleached’ stands as a promising beginning to a new chapter in Mika’s already illustrious career.