Takénobu - "Curtain Call" (audio) (premiere)

The classically trained cellist focuses on orchestral pop on his endearing new single.

Atlanta-based cellist Nick Takenobu Ogawa, who performs under the name Takénobu, is set to release his new album Reversal on 12 February, and as you can hear on his new single "Curtain Call", he utilizes his cello in such a way to create some engaging and rather beautiful orchestral pop. Which, of course, bodes very well for the rest of the album.

"I wrote the lyrics to 'Curtain Call' when I was in Japan last spring visiting some old haunts and walking along the Kamogawa river a lot," he says. "It was a nostalgic experience, and being there allowed me to reflect on some of the things I had been trying to distance myself from."

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