Nobuo Uematsu releases second solo single 'Coconut Castaway'


Nobuo Uematsu, the man most of us know as the man behind the Final Fantasy music, continues to celebrate his 50th year on the planet with his second solo single release under the project name NOBIYO Uematsu and the Dog Ears.

Much like his previous single "Here Comes Conga Boy," the new "Coconut Castaway" tells the childlike tale of, as you may have guessed, the humble coconut character Cococci. As Uematsu-san himself puts it:

"This is the first song which I composed and wrote the lyrics when I was about 12 to 13 years old. At that time, there were only 2 verse, so I felt that I have to do something for Cococci (The name of the Coconut) but it took almost 37 years to re-start this project. So, that means, Cococci had been castaway for almost 37 years! Anyway, I'm happy that Cococci finally went back to his home. Don't go anywhere and stay with me, Cococci!"

The song also has a tropical flavor to it, much like "Conga Boy," which makes me think that we haven;t seen the last of Uematsu's playful cast of characters. It's certainly not what you might expect from the more serious work he's done in the past, and it's obvious that he's have a lot of fun with these solo works.

You can buy both tracks right now on iTunes. We look forward to the album with great anticipation! You can check out the "Here Comes Conga Boy" video after the jump.

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