Music of Japan, Guitarist
Who is Takuro?
Takuro Kubo is one of the guitarists and leader of the popular Japanese rock band Glay. He is the main composer and lyricist of Glay's songs. As a composer and a musician, Takuro has worked with different artists. He's also released solo works.
Takuro and his older sister were raised by a single mother, as she never re-married after his father's death, when Takuro was three years old. He considers his mother an early influence in his musical career, as he was strongly impressed by her singing.
When he was a child, his mother used to sing while crying. He didn't know what was wrong with her but he felt what she felt as she sang, and he listened to her. The tone of singing becomes stronger as one sings. He was impressed by how his mother sang. He felt the power of singing. Before he started thinking about her situation, he listened to her singing. She started softly but became stronger and he felt that the power of singing encourages people. He has believed in that power ever since
Later on, during his adolescence, he would be influenced by John Lennon, and would develop a great interest in writing lyrics. His lyrics are often based on his feelings about different situations in his life, as well as events in the world.