Pop artist, Airi Mori, released her latest single, “Fading,” a lush, sonic landscape layered with eclectic and electronic notes that captivate from start to finish. With synthesized percussion and a mesmerizing, smooth melody, the song captures the beguiling sensation of being entranced by love. “Fading” is now available on iTunes.
Airi Mori’s vocal skills have been known to surprise and mesmerize audiences as soon as she begins singing. The Japanese-born pop artist has a voice rich and deep with a soulful affectation that resonates immediately. While her previous single, “Heartbeat,” maintains a stirring ballad, “Fading” indicates a shift in her work towards pop. Shying away from the stark accompaniment of an unplugged piano, “Fading” is packed with cool and light beats, sweeping synth notes and a clean electronic aesthetic, recalling the bright sound of nineties dance pop. Navigated by the driving force of the beat, the song has a captivating rhythm as it drifts through a light and wondrous contemplation of love. “I wanted to capture the euphoric feeling of daydreaming, when you fall into a trance and everything around you begins to fade,” commented Airi. The singer’s delicate voice floats above a textured reverberation of atmospheric pop as she swoons with the chorus, “you’ve got me fading, nothing to hold back.” The track paints the familiar feeling of losing one’s self in the exhilaration of falling in love. “Fading” was produced, mixed and mastered by Luis “Havits” Lopez in collaboration with Airi Mori.
Born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, Airi Mori fell deep in love with American pop from greats like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion. Mori describes hearing Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” for the first time as being struck like thunder and unlike anything she’d ever experienced before. This would form the foundation of inspiration that drove Airi Mori to pursue her dream to create her own soulful and moving music. After dancing in Japanese television commercials and performing at the famous Tokyo venue, Ebisu Garden Place, Mori knew it was time to take her pursuits to the next level and in 2013 moved to Los Angeles to study music business, production and recording. In 2014, Mori released her single, “Heartbeat,” a soulful ballad that demonstrated her breathtaking and powerful vocal abilities. Airi Mori is currently working on her upcoming album, Reasons of Love, due out next year.
Shifting from the soulful and serene style of her last release, “Heartbeat” to the lively and buoyant tone of “Fading,” Airi Mori proves an eclectic and unpredictable musical force. We can only anticipate more sonic beauty as the artist continues to pave her musical path. Download “Fading” on iTunes and learn more about the pop stylings of Airi Mori at AiriMori.com!