Sena Kana has released “Silver Lining“, the follow-up to her successful EP, Show Me featuring executive producer Poo Bear (Justin Bieber, Usher, Whitney Houston, Ed Sheeran). The new track, which can be heard below, is about “struggling through the pain of the loss of love, and trying to find a ray of hope so that you can reflect on the days spent together, not only as painful, but as hopeful.”
Sena commented on the song, saying, “It’s not just about saying, “It’s hard, it’s sad,” and mourning, but about finding hope by struggling and carrying on, believing that your memories will one day become a source of positivity. I think this concept applies not just to relationships, but also when things don’t go as planned, or when we are in despair, and lose sight of tomorrow. In those moments, the process was meaningful, regardless if the outcome wasn’t what we had hoped for. I sing this song with the idea that even if the present is painful, when we find meaning in those hard days, and look to the future instead of the past, we will be able to accept those difficult times.
Many of my songs are about struggling through suffering. Among them, “Silver Lining” is light in tone and I want the listener to imagine themselves running through the city streets. As I always say, if you keep seeking the light, you will find happiness someday. I know there will be hard and sad times in your life, but if you don’t lose hope, it will all turn out for the better. If you ever need to feel positive, please listen to this song!”
Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, world-renowned songstress Sena Kana is no stranger to blending cultures and seamlessly fusing different genres across J-Pop, Mainstream Pop, Rap, Hip-Hop, and electronic with her angelic vocals. Her unique blend of sound made her the first solo female Japanese pop artist to hit gold status in the United States since Yoko Ono in 1984.
“I’d like to get past the boundaries of nationality,” Sena explained. “The kindness inside of people is what I want to share most through what I do. We can get up again, believe in our dreams again, and connect with people again. Those are the kinds of songs I want to sing. That’s the kind of music I want to make. It’s really my ideal.”