Tomoyasu Hotei, a.k.a. Hotei, is a world-renowned Japanese musician, who stateside cinephiles might recognize as the killer guitarist on the song “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, while in his native country is better known for his early ’80s stint as guitarist in the rock band BOØWY. Working with artists such as David Bowie, Hotei released his first international album Strangers earlier this year. Today, he’s new single “Walking Through the Night,” featuring Iggy Pop is released.
Hotei recently also shared a statement about the song:
”Iggy is a man with a huge heart. Despite the fact he’s the god of rock music fans, he genuinely showed interest in a Japanese guitarist who has a career in Japan but almost no profile anywhere else in the world … With the lyrics to “Walking Through The Night”, he created a picture of a lost soul wandering around on the dark backstreets of Shinjuku in Tokyo. The session was amongst the most creative and productive time I had in my 35 year career.”
Watch the video – directed by Tomomi Okamura, below.
HOTEI – Walking Through The Night (feat. Iggy Pop) (Single Version)
Hotei – Conversations with Strangers: Iggy Pop “Walking Through The Night”
Buy the video here