Onetime Kalafina member KEIKO releases her first new music since March, along with a new music video

Onetime Kalafina member KEIKO releases her first new music since March, along with a new music video

Japanese singer KEIKO has released her new single ‘Nobody Knows You’, her first new music since her March 10 double-single, ‘Sakura wo Goran’/‘Waratte Yaru.’

On ‘Nobody Knows You,’ KEIKO crafts a fantastical world of sound built on an atmosphere of sadness and sorrow, with a melody line that expresses the core strength of the heart, delivered with an overwhelmingly powerful vocal performance that could only come from KEIKO and her musical experience to date. The result is a song with a lasting sense of beauty.

The digital release of ‘Nobody Knows You’ is accompanied by a jacket image and profile photo of a graceful KEIKO in classic black and white.


Comment from KEIKO

When I started my solo activity, I had a vague notion that I wanted to sing a song that was ‘dark,’ which I ended up choosing.

‘Nobody Knows You’ contains a message about having the confidence to live life your way, no matter the situation. When we are expected to temper our emotions, I want to value the priceless freedom of being able to move the heart through singing.

In Japan, KEIKO has also announced that she will perform a series of headline concerts over three consecutive months in Tokyo’s Shibuya district from October through December. We look forward to the day when talented Japanese singer KEIKO can once again perform directly for fans worldwide, as she did as a member of Kalafina.


As a member of the three-girl vocal group Kalafina produced by Yuki Kajiura, KEIKO made her recording debut in January 2008 with ‘Oblivious,’ the ending theme to the feature-length anime movie ‘The Garden of Sinners’, which was soon followed by songs for TV anime such as ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ and ‘Fate/Zero,’ as well as for the educational history show ‘Rekishi Hiwa Historia’ produced by Japan’s national broadcaster NHK.

Producer Yuki Kajiura imbued Kalafina’s music with a rich sound and expressive choral vocals; their artistic and story-laden style became popular not only in Japan but around the world too, and Kalafina soon played their first overseas concert at an anime event in Boston in 2009, followed by shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Jakarta, Thailand and more.

In addition, they even performed headline shows in Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

KEIKO began her career as a solo singer on April 16, 2020.

Release information

KEIKO Nobody Knows You Cover

The new digital single ‘Nobody Knows You’ is out now.

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DVD/Blu-ray ‘KEIKO Live K002 **Lantana*Saita yo**’ out now

Debut album ‘Lantana’ out now

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Previous videos

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