Both Japanese and Chinese by blood, born and raised in Hong Kong, matured in London, and currently based in Vienna - sakura's music is crafted to tell her colorful and captivating stories through her own brand of lyrically and emotionally compelling, indie, folk, and rock.
Vienna has Sakura fronting a band, adding depth and dimension to her intimate songwriting. The releases of 'Lovesick' in June - a dreamy and summery single confronting the throes of an unrequited love that borderlines on obsession, and 'What am I here for?' in October, a dark and atmospheric ballad about longing for a sense of purpose and direction in life, have been met with radio airplay from notable stations such as Soho Radio (London), and FM4 (Austria) and media coverage (Analoguetrash, Girlunderground..). 'What am I here for?' was also picked up by Spotify and added to editorial playlist 'Indie Radar'.
Sakura maintains an unorthodox, innovative, and DIY approach to her music that lends itself to all aspects of life as an independent musician. With the release of Lovesick, she curated Zine's that include a digital download to the single in support of East West organisation and their work in holistic rehabilitation for substance addiction in Thailand. She has also self produced her music videos for both 'Lovesick' and 'What am I here for?' with longtime artistic collaborator Richard Taylor (www.richardtaylor.london), and following the release of Lovesick, Sakura embarked on a solo month long tour around Austria, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic performing intimate living room shows, Sofar Sounds, busking and satisfying her natural wanderlust.
This year, she has supported Japanese-American indie powerhouse Mitski, Italian artist HÅN and will conclude the year by opening for indie-folk favourite Plási in December.
Sakura is currently working on her debut album, which is set to be released at the end of 2020.