“Moving Pieces” was written & produced by Poo Bear
Japanese idol group Travis Japan has dropped their newest single, “Moving Pieces” via Capitol Records. The song mixes traditional and new elements of dance-pop music for a unique track that is guaranteed to be stuck in listeners’ heads on a loop. It serves as Travis Japan’s second digital release under Capitol Records following, “Just Dance!” which was released in October 2022.
The track was written and produced by Poo Bear, who has worked with artists such as Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish. In addition, the new song comes choreographed by Travis Payne, who assisted in the original formation of the group and in whose honor, they are named.
“Moving Pieces” came to be after Travis Japan visited Miami where Poo Bear is based and spent a day recording the song under his guidance, including one-on-one vocal practice sessions and even cultural exchanges where Travis Japan taught Poo Bear some Japanese.
The group will drop Moving Pieces EP on June 5th which will include two original songs, “Charging!” and “Still on A Journey,” both of which are used in Japanese national TV commercials in which the group currently stars in.
Travis Japan is a formidable seven member dance and performance pop group from Tokyo, named in honor of award-winning American choreographer Travis Payne. The group’s style is a captivating mix of modern, jazz, and hip hop, through which Travis Japan has drawn acclaim for their captivating, syncopated dance moves and catchy pop music stylings. In March of 2022, they headed to Los Angeles to work with a range of top dance choreographers and vocal coaches to better themselves as global entertainers and bring visibility to Japanese artists overseas. Their highly anticipated debut single “Just Dance!” launched at No. 5 on Billboard Global Exluding US Chart, which made the group the first Japanese act to break into the top five with a debut single since the chart’s inception.