Blog interview: Claudia Balla

Congratulations on the release of “Why (Don’t You?) how does it feel?  Thank you very much. I am glad the track is finally out. What’s the story behind the song?  The main idea is that the narrator addresses her/his nemesis, whose identity is not reveled throughout the song, and pleads a ceasefire so that she/he …

Album Review: “The Things In The Past”- Ikumi Koyama. Words: Sammy Stein

The Things In The Past  Ikumi Koyama Ikumi Koyama is a Japanese pianist and singer from Yokahama, Japan. This debut recording introduces Koyama to a wider audience. Koyama began learning piano aged just two and later studied jazz piano at Shobi University, enrolling as an exchange student at New York City College for a semester, …