Daigo Hanada’s first album with Mercury KX, Journey Through Memories, is based on the motif of a felted piano, as he fell in love with the warm sound of the muffled pedal of a piano that enveloped his heart when he was a child. The album was created on the theme of revisting his own memories, such as the silence he sought while growing up in a big city, and his childhood memories of spending time with his late grandmother. Also featured on the album are pianist Yoko Komatsu and folk singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Priscilla Ahn.
Press release by Crossover Media
Daigo Hanada taught himself to play the piano at the age of 23 after a basketball injury that ended his athletic career. He signed a contract with the international label Mercury KX in March of this year and participated in a compilation album for “World Sleep Day” alongside renowned composers such as Max Richter.
Hanada also participated in the compilation album Piano Day Vo.2 by world-renowned musician Nils Frahm, and has made a name for himself as one of Japan’s leading post-classical artists.
Here is the song Felt from Journey Through Memories:
For more information and music samples, visit daigohanada.com.