The Tokyo-born singer, songstress and multi-instrumentalist officially released “Up” in March, and since then, the song has shot up the charts, making Sena Kana the first female Japanese artist to reach Gold status since the legendary Yoko Ono.
Produced by Lindsey Jackson with Katalyst, “Up” has amassed over 85 million streams in the U.S, while the video has well over 53 million views and counting. Across the country, dance radio stations – like WCPY in Chicago and WXFL in Miami – have fallen in love with both Sena Kana and her music. Even the song’s remix has been climbing the Billboard dance charts.
“Up” is an infectious, piano-driven track featuring rapper, Wiz Khalifa, and Australian indie pop band, Sheppard. With hints of pop, hip-hop, and electronica, the song also finds Sena Kana breaking boundaries between styles, while delivering an uplifting message: “Nothing’s gonna bring us down. We’re going up, up and up and up.”