Cocco records self-cover with Quruli guitarist


To commemorate Tower Records’ 25th anniversary, Cocco will release a new version of “Sing a Song ~No Music, No Life~” on Nov. 23. Tower Records Japan adopted the song as its theme in 1996, when Cocco first debuted on the chain store’s label, bounce records. “Sing a Song ~No Music, No Life~” was one of the tracks on her self-titled indie EP.

For the new recording, Cocco has translated the English-language song into Japanese, and she enlisted Quruli guitarist Kishida Shigeru to produce. Cocco makes a slight alteration to the song, renaming the subtitle “No Music, No Love Life”. Cover art for the single was also done by Cocco.

The single will available for sale at Tower Records stores, at its web site and through Tower Mobile.

Cocco announced she would retire from the music industry in 2001. But starting in 2003, she started to release special projects, including a DVD documenting her efforts to clean Okinawa’s beaches and a limited edition single available only to people who buy her latest picture book.