[VIDEO] Teaser for Crystal Kay SUPERMAN release

 

The single isn’t even out yet, but it’s already ranked #1 for all Japan FM stations as well as #7 on the Japan Billboard charts.   After a nearly 10 year stint with Sony Music Japan, Crystal Kay officially announced her move to Universal Japan earlier this fall.  If the energy from the Superman hype is anything to judge the next stage in her career by we can be sure that the already popular bi-racial songstress will continue to climb domestic and *crosses fingers* international charts as well.

 

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#np @Shane_eli ‘Grey Area’

 

‘Everything I’m not made me everything I am’

Seeing a fellow halfie make it and do what they love always gives me joy.  But for me what made this song particularly special is that he talks about his experience as a bi-racial kid in his lyrics.

Despite how many biracial kids working music and the arts it’s not common to hear them directly address the issue in a public forum.  It’s also not considered to be as significantly worth studying or examining by many compared to the issues of other minorities. (Yes, I consider biracial to be a separate minority group!)

That’s why when I heard Shane Eli’s ‘grey area’ it brought an extra smile to hear him talk about the struggles of growing up with a dual identity and the judgement often passed on those of us straddling two different worlds.

Go halfie!

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