Want solid JPOP covers? Head down to the Goose house.

The geese of Goose house: (from left) Shuhei Watanabe, Migiwa Takezawa, Shuhei Kudo, Kei Takebuchi, Johnny Saito, Sayaka, and Manami.
The geese of Goose house: (from left) Shuhei Watanabe, Migiwa Takezawa, Shuhei Kudo, Kei Takebuchi, Johnny Saito, Sayaka, and Manami.

YouTube is full of amazing musical talents, and the English world has no lack of them, especially those who play cover songs that sometimes – and not rarely – display skills and musical arrangements that far surpass the original.

So wouldn’t it be nice if there was a Japanese equivalent? SOLIDEMO tried to do it a few years ago, when they were first signed to avex.

While there’s no doubt that these gentlemen have talent, these covers tended to feel stifled and lacking in individuality – a kind of conformity with eerily matching behaviors and attitudes that reflect a very typical Japanese approach.

Goose house, fortunately, took the risk with a different approach.

(A note on this video: you may wanna turn up the volume.)

Goose house first began as PlayYou.House as individual musicians and singer-songwriters, unconfined to any specific genre or style. Since officially getting together for 10 years, they’ve covered an impressive range of songs from ballads to rock, and they have managed to make these songs their own. Just listen to what they did with Guren no Yumiya (opening theme to Shingeki no Kyojin) with just three of them together:

It was only a matter of time before they got noticed; their song Hikaru Nara was the opening theme for Kimi wa Shigatsu no Uso/Your Lie in April.

Nothing I say here can express how much I truly appreciate this diversity of musicians as a single unit without compromise.

Keep on at it, you amazing resident geese of the Goose house. Keep rockin’, keep jammin’, and keep makin’ the sweet music you make.

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2 thoughts on “Want solid JPOP covers? Head down to the Goose house.

  1. Awww, I love these guys so much! Not just because they’re wicked talented (though that certainly helps), but also because they look like they’re all having so much fun jamming out together. I’m really looking forward to the day they release a full studio album!

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