Katori Shingo & Yamashita Tomohisa form unit 'The MONSTERS' for their upcoming drama
It's been revealed that Katori Shingo and Yamashita Tomohisa has formed a new unit called 'THE MONSTERS', and will be singing the theme song for their upcoming drama series, 'MONSTERS' (begins airing in October).
The theme song, 'MONSTER', was written and composed by Katori and Yamashita themselves. Katori expressed, "We started making this song hoping that it could become the theme song. Our dream really came true!" He made a self-praise comment, "It's catchy and you can dance to it. Anyway, it turned out to be a cool song," and talked about Yamashita saying, "Yamapi is the owner of a wonderful talent of music. I've written lyrics to my solo song for an album for SMAP, but this is my first time composing. This song was made because of Yamapi."
Meanwhile, Yamashita said, "There were many ideas that I couldn't come up with myself, so it became a learning experience. It made me realize the joy of making music, and I was also happy to sing with him."
TBS producer Ishimaru Akihiko revealed, "It was unexpected that they were creating the theme song themselves. Without reading the script, their song was perfectly suitable for the image we had in mind." He added, "I thought that this is exactly what a theme song is. I'm grateful that they've introduced me to such a song."
Yamashita previously formed 'Shuji to Akira' with KAT-TUN's Kamenashi Kazuya and sang the theme song "Seishun Amigo" for 'Nobuta wo Produce'. Although this song became a million-seller, the unit was only active for a limited time. "Even when the drama ends, I want to continue being active with this unit. Although it sounds like I'm begging for more work than I have now (lol)," stated Katori.
"MONSTER" is included in SMAP's latest album, 'GIFT of SMAP', which was released back in August. It will also be released as a single on November 14th. Aside a different version of the song, the single will include a cover of Pink Lady's "Monster".
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