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Posted by Ari-Gold TH STAFF Saturday, November 11, 2023

Extraordinary Debut: 13-Year-Old Middle Schooler Establishes Record Label and Launches Music Career


In a unique turn of events, a 13-year-old middle school student, moya, has embarked on a remarkable journey. Just half a year after becoming a global ambassador for Lucy Pop, a high school girl uniform brand, moya has taken her first step into the music industry.

moya made her debut as a recording artist today with the release of her original single, 'This Is My Story,' on global streaming platforms. What sets her apart is that she accomplished this through her self-established record label, moya records.

Moya's story is marked by aspiration. Inspired by global artists like Bruno Mars, she approached her father with lyrics she had composed during school. Her father, with the help of English native speaker and music producer U-SKE ASADA, translated the lyrics into English and led the composition of the track.

The accompanying music video was directed by Dai Hasegawa, featuring scenes from the school where moya initially crafted her lyrics. The video showcases moya wearing the iconic Lucy Pop uniform, and she was hands-on with the camera work, lighting, and editing. The choreography was created by moya's instructor, natsukiii, capturing moments of her dancing on the school's rooftop.

Moya's artistic curiosity extends beyond singing. She reached out to fellow musicians from around the world, including Ecuadorean guitarist John Carpio, Spanish drummer Darío de la Rosa (now residing in the U.S.A.), and Canadian bassist Colin Sankey. Alongside U-SKE ASADA on keyboards, they collaborated to produce special instrumental tracks. Both instrumental and karaoke versions are available for streaming.

Moya's debut single, 'This Is My Story,' just launched. You can enjoy her music and music video through the following links:

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