I was honoured to be asked to collaborate with other members of the Canadian Japanese community on a multi-artist video project featuring the famous Japanese song '上を向いて歩こう' ('Ue wo muite arukou' aka 'Sukiyaki'). I've never made a cover video of a Japanese language song, so I thought it'd be fun to share my complete one-take performance here. Let me know what you think!
This was the first (and only?) Japanese language song to make the Billboard Top 100 in 1963 and the title translates to "I Keep My Head Up High". Sukiyaki Project Canada wanted to send messages of care and compassion to everyone during the pandemic, and share in the healing power of music. Watch the collab vid here: