Se7en Set to Make Japanese Comeback with release of Single ‘Arigato’
Kyung Ho Kim, March 28, 2016, 9:10 a.m.
Singer Se7en has signed on with a major Japanese record label and is set to release a new album in July, three years after his last Japanese single “Arigato.” The solo rhythm and blues artiste announced that he has partnered with Victor Entertainment at a press conference held in Japan on Sunday, according to Eleven9 Entertainment, the singer’s Korean management agency, on Monday.
The deal makes Se7en the first Korean artiste to sign up with the Japanese label, which distributes records for big-name Japanese musicians, including boy band SMAP. The singer further revealed at the press conference that he will be releasing a new song in Japan on July 7.
Se7en, who debuted in Japan with the single “Hiraki” in 2005, toured the country last October in a 10-year anniversary concert series. He debuted in Korea in 2003. Se7en is also set to release a new album in Korea this year, reports say, four years after his 2012 EP “When I Can’t Sing.”