Ichiko Aoba has unveiled a new single, ‘Space Orphans’. Originally shared as an acoustic demo last March in response to the conflict in Ukraine, the track is now being officially released as part of Brian Eno’s EarthPercent initiative The Earth As Your Co-writer, with new arrangements performed by Phonolite Strings. Listen to it below.
Speaking about the song, the Japanese artist said in a statement: “To all of you who are stuck in a war you never asked for. To all of you who are all alone in a place that seems safe. To all of the orphans who carry a lingering loneliness inside them. I hope this song reaches the child inside of you.”
Aoba’s latest album, Windswept Adan, was released in 2020 and reissued via Ba Da Bing in 2021.