Yasutaka Nakata has become a big name in the Japanese industry since he premiered in 1997 with the group capsule. Since then he has produced music for big name artists like Perfume and even SMAP. Now, though, he’s making news by releasing a new song with capsule for J.J. Abrams’ latest instalment to the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Into Darkness.
The song, called Into Darkness, was made especially to match the feeling and world that J.J. Abrams created. The movie, taking place in 2259 AD, delivers not only a futuristic space setting, but a futuristic London a well. Just like now, there are clubs, and Into Darkness can be heard playing in one of them. It won’t be hard to recognize it, because it features guest vocalist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Having previously worked with her, he was familiar with her cute singing and how it would fit the future club scene. Kyary for her part gave us a glimpse of her space travel adventures with the song Invader Invader.
As for J.J. Abrams, he said that working with Yasutaka was something he had looked forward to, and considered it one of the top priorities, especially as it was a collaboration that spanned six nations. Yasutaka was just as enthused and said “It was an honor to work on a project that will be seen around the world. J.J. Abrams had a very clear image of what he wanted the future to be like, which made the collaboration very stimulating. For myself, it was an undertaking on a massive scale, but there were a lot of new people from the movie I met that encouraged me. Everyone certainly had a determined sense about their work with the music and the song. I had a lot of fun, and am really happy with the end result.”
The movie is not yet out in Japan, and will be heading to theatres on August 23.