Video Premiere: Shintaro Sakamoto's "You Can Be a Robot, Too"
NPR Music hosts the U.S. premiere of Shintaro Sakamoto's "You Can Be a Robot, Too" -- the original version appears on the former Yura Yura Teikoku bandleader's second solo full-length, Let's Dance Raw. Featuring animated water color paintings by Sakamoto himself, this special take of the song is sung by Japanese children's choir Kamome Jido Gassyodan. NPR writes, "The images are as vibrant and infectious as the song's playful banjo and lap steel guitar," as well as tweeting that is a "playful, slightly terrifying video." You can read the full review here, in which Sakamoto also details his inspiration for bringing in the children's choir.