Translated by Erin Grace
I thought, “Wow, even I’d like to see what it would be like for me to sing this”
--You just finished your long-awaited cover album. It started out as a request project on your website, but you heard the voices of the fans and did it. What are your feelings on this album?
JUJU: I thought, “Wow, even I’d like to see what it would be like for me to sing this,” and I picked songs that I thought would be especially awesome. I was really interested by the idea.
--As a result, you amassed several famous songs, centered around 90’s hits. Are there any songs that surprised you?
J: There were. I was surprised to find that I want to listen to my recording of the brilliant green song (M-5 “There will be love there –Ai no Aru Basho-“), as well as the JUDY AND MARY song “LOVER SOUL.” I would have loved to sing something by YUKI, since I sing her music in karaoke and know it really well, but I didn’t really want to show that part of me to everyone, so I took a pass on that. (laugh)
--“There will be love there –Ai no Aru Basho-” was a surprise, but the execution is smooth. What was it like to sing?