Saeko Kitamae is one of those artists we can call a warrior who makes music with her heart. Since starting the search for her dream of having a metal band, initially with bands and projects in the Japanese scene, and then left for Germany. (versão em português)
In 2002, while she was on the streets of Hamburg distributing flyers looking for musicians to form a band, caught the attention of Lars Ratz (Metalium), who was impressed by the attitude of that young woman. From there, a great partnership emerged, with Lars producing the first albums. The debut had good repercussion, including with Saeko going to play at Wacken.
But due to several setbacks, shortly after the release of the second album, "Life" (2006), Saeko had to return to Japan and discontinue activities.
But the warrior did not give up, and in 2020 it was time to return, and with the help of a crowdfunding campaign, she recorded a new album. Early 2021 the singer had another hit, the death of great friend Lars Ratz in an accident. It was time to gather even more strength and focus on the new work, "Holy Are We Alone", released last month on the Pride & Joy label.
We have talked to Saeko, who open-heartedly told us about his career, the victories, the disappointments, and of course the new album, which brings a connection with the previous ones, and has a beautiful concept. Check out!
Saeko: First of all, thank you for still remembering me after so many years. Maybe I can later explain as the answers to other questions about what happened and how suffering those years were for me, but for now, I'm very happy that I was able to come back with a great album. This comeback was possible thanks to backers of the crowdfunding campaign and to supportive journalists like you.