Softly is the fourteenth studio album by Japanese
singer-songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita
, released on June 22, 2022. It has been certified platinum by RIAJ in July 2022, for sales of over 250,000 copies.
“There are only two ways for a person to live,” Tatsuro Yamashita recently told Brutus magazine. “You either constantly seek to evolve, or you resolve to hold fast to the same path. The worst is being wishy-washy and doing neither of those things.” Born in 1953, the Tokyo-based musician was always the best songwriter, arranger, and vocalist in all of city pop, but his love of music is boundless, his commitment to evolution wholehearted. Really, all his music is like this, a natural overflow of his boundless love for, and belief in pop music