Hemenway / Ballad of a Yearning Heart for 9th Digital Single Release, “Will You Stay?”



After a passionate summer of upbeat and cheerful numbers, Hemenway is releasing a calm and heartfelt ballad for their 9th digital single of the 10-month release series, “Will You Stay?” on 9/25/2013(Wed). This number sings of a yearning heart trapped in lingering memories and vivid afterimages of someone you once loved so much that you just can’t let go. Almost in denial of the cruel reality of a breakup that’s so painful that you can’t express your heart or how much you miss the old times in words, you choose not to say anything but murmur to yourself, ‘Will You Stay?’ instead. It was Hemenway’s very first time to build a song around the piano sound later followed by the harmony of guitars, and arranged with unusual tunes of strings, yet perfectly embracing the strong emotions expressed in Isaac’s voice. This new digital single features ‘Will You Stay?” in its original version and also in an unplugged version, in which you can experience a varied expression of emotions.

Bringing the fans together from around the world to celebrate the new release and share the behind-the-scene stories of “Will You Stay?,” Hemenway would like to invite you to join them for their special online streaming program “Hemenway Street Vol. 14” on STOLABO via USTREAM on the day of the release, 9/25/2013(Wed)! In addition to their stories about making of “Will You Stay?,” they will announce the progress on a request survey for the set list of their live on 10/4, subtitled as “Hemenway Request Live for a Long Fall Night.” If you’re coming out to the live on 10/4 and haven’t casted your votes yet, don’t forget to send in your requests on before 23:59 on 9/30 (JST). If you can’t make it to the live but have particular songs by Hemenway special to your heart, give the audience a chance to listen to them by casting in votes for your 3 favorite songs. You may leave your request and message in English, so please don’t be shy and share your story with Hemenway!

Release Information:

“Will You Stay?”
Release Date: 9/25/2013(Wed)
*Digital release only
‘Will You Stay?’
‘Will You Stay? Unplugged ver.’

Live Streaming Information:
“Hemenway Street Vol. 14” on STOLABO via USTREAM
Date & Time: 9/25/2013(Wed) 21:00~ (JST/Estimated)
Live Streaming URL:
*Twitter hashtag: #Hemenway

Live Information:
9th Live of 10-Consecutive Live Series at shibuya eggman “Mix UP!! vol.56”
Date: 10/4/2013(Fri)
Time: OPEN 17:00 / START 17:30
Venue: shibuya eggman
Ticket: Presale 2,500 yen / At-door 3,000 *1 drink minimum
Artist Lineup: Hemenway, Hello Sleepwalkers, Halo at 4johan, HOWL BE QUIET, amenoto, ab initio
Info: shibuya eggman +81-3-3496-1561

Date: 10/5/2013(Sat)
Venue: 11 live houses in Sendai
Time: OPEN 12:00/ START 13:00
Ticket Price: 1-day Pass 5,500 yen / Evening Pass(16:00~) 3,000 yen

Dates: 10/12~14/2013 (Sat-Mon/Holiday)
Venue: Minami Area Live House, Osaka
*Hemenway will perform on 10/13(Sun) 16:00~(JST) at Pangea
Presale Ticket Price: 3-day Pass 7,000 yen / 1-day Pass 3,500 yen

“Hemenway Kousatsu 2013”
Last Live of 10-Consecutive Live Series at shibuya eggman (Solo Live)
Date: 11/2/2013(Sat)
Time: OPEN 17:00 / START 17:30
Venue: shibuya eggman
Ticket: 2,000 yen *1 drink minimum
Info: shibuya eggman +81-3-3496-1561

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