MAIKA LOUBTÉ RELEASES “SHOW ME HOW (KAN SANO REMIX)”
ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING LUCID DREAMING ALBUM
Tokyo-based singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Maika Loubté releases a newly reimagined remix of one of her most popular tracks, “Show Me How,” from renowned Japanese producer Kan Sano.
This ethereal remix maintains the similar emotion of the original track while giving it a new life by adding light, youthful, and percussive energy. Kan Sano, a keyboardist, remixer, and producer who has worked with many artists across Japan, is one of the most influential figures in the country’s music scene.
Last October, Loubté released the original version of “Show Me How” to coincide with a national advertising campaign for Mazda’s MAZDA MX-30 new car model that featured the song and Maika herself on the TV commercial.
With a unique approach through her music, Maika expresses the challenges and importance of communication which has resonated with audiences throughout Japan and abroad, making “Show Me How” a hit amongst her fans and one of her most-streamed songs to date.
About the new remix, Maika comments, “‘Show Me How,’ with its introspective lyrics and analog texture, was remixed by Kan Sano to give it a youthful and hopeful energy.
As the world continues to battle through challenges in 2021, I hope this track can bring everyone around the globe some light and make them want to dance into a new era.” Kan Sano adds, “I never thought I would be remixing one of my favourite songs from last year!
Since I love Maika’s song so much, my challenge was not to tamper with the arrangement too much. I can’t quite surpass the splendour of the original, but I think I was able to create a different expression of ‘Show Me How.’ With Maika’s voice being so special, I was reassured that no matter how the song was reworked, her vocals would make the track turn out just fine.
Through the remixing process, I realized once again the beauty of the melody and lyrics in her songwriting.”
Maika also has a new music video accompanying the remix filmed in one take at the Institut français du Japon in Tokyo.
Show Me How (Kan Sano Remix) streaming
After a year of single releases, including “Spider Dancing,” “Mist,” and most recently “Flower In The Dark,” Maika is excited to unveil her new album Lucid Dreaming on October 20, 2021.
About Maika Loubté
(Maika Loubté Photo Courtesy of Water Records)
Raised in Paris, Hong Kong and now residing in Tokyo, Maika Loubté consistently explores novel and nostalgic music styles. Connecting numerous dots of sound, she creates original yet subconsciously familiar melodies listeners have emotional connections.
As a multicultural songwriter, producer and singer, Maika takes in global influences as she experiments with sound using several vintage analog synthesizers in her home studio in Tokyo and has collaborated with Ryan Hemsworth and Miho Hatori.
As a performer, she captivates fans with her unique vocals while playing many electronic instruments at clubs and festivals throughout Japan and Asia.
Her music has been featured in Mazda, RVCA, and an original Netflix anime series. In October 2021, Maika will release her highly anticipated new album.
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About Kan Sano
(Kan Sano Photo Courtesy of origami PRODUCTIONS)
Kan Sano is a keyboardist, trackmaker, producer whose music ranges from Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul, R&B and Electro. A trained musician who studied jazz at Berklee College of Music, Kan Sano has become an acclaimed recording and touring artist in Japan and abroad.
He has collaborated with Benny Sings, Madlib, Shing02, Eric Lau, Monday Michiru, Chara, Ohashi Trio, Twigy, RHYMESTER, and more. As a performer, Kan has played shows and festivals including Fuji Rock, Asagiri Jam, Greenroom Festival, The Monterey Jazz Festival, and even WORLD WIDE FES, hosted by Gilles Peterson. Kan Sano released two solo albums in 2020 and has continued to release music as a collaborator and solo artist in 2021.