We first featured Yuri in 2016 and in a blink of an eye, here we are again in 2020 finding out what she has been up to in the last 3 years.
First of all, I changed my artist’s name to Yuri TKA. “TKA” means Takase, which is my last name. I used my last name because I wanted identification as an artist.
Also I started to work with record labels since last year. It is a very great experience. I get to sing with a bunch of different tracks. Also I started writing songs in Japanese which is a great opportunity to represent my own culture.
This year will be a great year!
Where do you get your music inspiration from?
I get inspired from my daily life. I watch a lot of movies, shows, socializing with a lot of people, have girl talks etc… I think people give me lots of great inspiration.
If I force myself to write music, I can’t have much creative ideas for some reason. Always, ideas fall down on me unexpectedly.
What is your proudest achievement so far?
Definitely I have stronger connection with my fans. Compared to the beginning of my music career, I get my comments about my music from fans. I really appreciate them.
If you could collaborate with anyone past or present, who will it be?
I can’t tell a specific name. But I would love to collaborate with whoever respects my music. I’m not a fan of being controlled too much.
How is a typical day like for yourself?
Most likely going to the gym and working out and eating lots on the weekend, haha. I love eating. I mostly eat out with my girl friends on the weekend.
Do you have any other hobbies and interests?
I’m a dog lover. I have two dogs. They are my babies.
Which is your dream performance venue or event if you were given a choice?
I would like to perform in Japan again. Also my favorite place is NYC which means I have to work harder.
What exciting projects do you have planned for 2020?
I’m releasing my new EP in April. Then, I’m hosting a release event on April 16th in Vancouver, Canada.
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