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ONE OK ROCK’s Taka On Writing Two Songs With Ed Sheeran: “He Wants To Sing In Japanese”

James Wilson-Taylor
James Wilson-Taylor 13 May 2019 at 12.19

The pair recently toured Asia together and made sure to fit in some time in the studio.

ONE OK ROCK frontman Taka Moriuchi has opened up about his recent writing session with Ed Sheeran.

The band supported Ed on his recent Asian stadium tour and were later spotted in the studio together, posting pictures from a writing session on the road.

We caught up with Taka before his recent show at London's Roundhouse and he revealed that the collab proved to be very fruitful:

"We actually did two songs. He wrote lyrics and we made the melody together. He's crazy - in four/five hours he made two songs. It's crazy, so fast...I think you're gonna love it but I don't know when's the release. It was just a session".

Even more interesting though was the revelation that Ed Sheeran wants to expand his horizons and sing in a foreign language:

"He wants to sing in Japanese, so I'm trying to put some Japanese words on the songs. And after, if he wants to try and sing in Japanese, we can share the song. But I don't know, we'll see what happens."

Fingers crossed the tracks will end up seeing the light of day!

Elsewhere in our interview, Taka talked through the fan reactions to recent album 'Eye Of The Storm', touring with Waterparks and Stand Atlantic in the US and what is next for ONE OK ROCK.

Check back soon for our full interview with Taka!

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