MAIKA LOUBTÉ SHARES HER NEW ALBUM LUCID DREAMING, A STORYBOOK JOURNEY THROUGH HER DREAMS AND REALITY
THE 14 TRACK ALBUM WAS RELEASED ON OCTOBER 20, 2021
Maika Loubté, the Tokyo-based singer-songwriter and producer, released her third full-length project, Lucid Dreaming, on October 20, 2021. Listen to Maika’s remarkable new album and watch the new video for the track “Zenbu Dreaming.”
Throughout the album’s 14 tracks, Maika artfully narrates a story in which dreams and reality cross over through her blending of pop, dance, and electronic music.
The album’s concept comes from Maika Loubté’s dreams, and she combines a mixture of English, Japanese, and French lyrics in her songwriting to depict her experience of being aware of her dreaming.
The project, recorded and produced by Maika in her Tokyo home studio, also weaves in instrumental-only tracks showcasing her storytelling ability just through sound.
The cover displays an alien-like creature in the music video for “Spider Dancing,” one of the singles released in May. It is an incredibly creative incarnation of the human soul, shuttling between fantasy and reality.
The album also includes a new version of “Show Me How,” which became a big hit as a commercial song for a new Mazda car campaign in which Maika appears on the TV spot.
Lucid Dreaming also contains a couple of collaborations including, “It’s So Natural” with fellow Japanese singer AAAMYYY who appears as a guest vocalist on the song about a woman’s relationship with a man. Maika also teams up on “System” with the famous Canadian music producer Ryan Hemsworth.
About the making of Lucid Dreaming, Maika comments:
I tried to make this album a mixture of my conscious and unconscious mind that included the music I can hear in my dreams. At first, it was an experiment, but after I finished the album, the experiment became a story I wanted to share.
After the year that was 2020, I wondered what our common denominator would be as people when there is a noticeable social divide. Those people exist as individuals.
That there are as many truths as there are people. However, I couldn’t find an answer to whether the individual encompasses the world or the world encompasses the individual.
During the making of this album, I was confronting my ideas and emotions and almost gave up on completing it, but thankfully I was able to keep going, and I hope you will listen to the whole album as one song.
During the last couple of years, Maika released several singles in the lead-up to the release of Lucid Dreaming.
She filmed and premiered several music videos to accompany the tracks and also appeared in a campaign for clothing brand RVCA that featured her song “Spider Dancing.”
Maika also performed some of the album tracks on virtual live streaming events with US band Psymon Spine and will appear virtually at Taiwan’s 2021 LUCfest.
Maika Loubté – Lucid Dreaming
Release Date: October 20, 2021
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1. I Was Swimming To The Shore And Heard This
2. Flower In The Dark
4. It’s So Natural
5. Spider Dancing (Album edit)
6. demo CD-R From The Dead
7. 5 AM
8. Kids On The Stage
9. Broken Radio
10. Show Me How (Album edit)
11. Lucid Dreaming
14. Zenbu Dreaming
About Maika Loubté
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 many 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 on stage at clubs and festivals throughout Japan and Asia.
Her music has been featured in Mazda, RVCA, and an original Netflix anime series.
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