Within the world of chiptune, there are few names more prolific than Japan’s own Toriena. Coming all the way from Kyoto to Tokyo, her infectious Gameboy-driven music and performances have captivated an entire audience, both domestically and internationally. With numerous indie releases, as well as a plethora of international shows under her belt, the time is seemingly perfect for a major label like Toy’s Factory Japan to swoop in and pick her up as a talent.
Announced today, Toriena has officially signed to Toy’s Factory Japan, joining the ranks of fellow musicians such as Pa’s Lam System, SEKAI NO OWARI, starRo, and numerous others. Alongside the announcement was word of her five-track major debut EP, “MELANCOZMO”, which is set to release digitally August 21 here in Japan. We’re beyond excited, and the EP description has gone on to state that the album will supposedly be the perfect representation of Toriena as an individual.
The album’s tracklist can be found below:
- 1.PRESS START
- 2.NOT IDOL
The only thing left to do now is wait and see how the world reacts to the upcoming chiptune invasion that is upon them. With the growth of Toriena over the last few years, it’s only a matter of time before we see more and more talent develop an interest for the musical genre. If you’re interested in checking out further information, as well as preordering the EP, be sure to check out the official website, here. Best of luck, Toriena! We can’t wait to see how far you go!