Kang Daniel releases debut Japanese single ‘TPIR’ featuring Japanese guitarist Miyavi

  • K-pop soloist Kang Daniel made his Japanese debut on Wednesday with the release of the single “TPIR” featuring Japanese guitarist Miyavi. 
  • “TPIR” is a pre-release for the KONNECT Entertainment artist’s upcoming Japanese EP “Joy Ride,” which is his first project since signing with Warner Music Japan in June.
  • The EP will include the Japanese title track “Joy Ride” as well as “Loser,” a remix and collaboration with Japanese rapper Chanmina, and Japanese-language versions of four songs from his solo debut studio album “The Story.”
  • Last month, Kang released the single “Move Like This” in collaboration with Yujin of girl group IVE and Olympic ice skater Kim Yuna.

K-pop soloist Kang Daniel released his first Japanese single “TPIR,” which features Japanese guitarist Miyavi, on Wednesday. 

The single is his first project since signing with Warner Music Japan in June. It is a primer for his Japanese EP “Joy Ride,” which will be released on Oct. 5

“Joy Ride” will feature six tracks in total: the Japanese title track with the same name as the EP; “Loser,” a remix and collaboration with Japanese rapper Chanmina; and Japanese-language versions of Kang’s Korean songs “Upside Down,” “Loser,” “Ride 4 U” and “1000x” from his debut solo studio album “The Story.”

The KONNECT Entertainment artist is set to perform at Japan’s Summer Sonic 2022 in Osaka and Tokyo on Aug. 20 and Aug. 21. 

He is also currently serving as the host of the Mnet competition show “Street Man Fighter,” which aired its first episode on Tuesday. His hosting duties continue following “Street Woman Fighter” last year.  

In June, Kang released the single “Move Like This,” a collaboration with Ahn Yujin of girl group IVE and Olympic ice skater Kim Yuna. 

Featured Image via Warner Music Japan

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