Music Monday | Shin Sakiura — Cruisin’ (Feat. SIRUP)

Music Monday | Shin Sakiura — Cruisin’ (Feat. SIRUP)

Hello my BAYOG lovelies~ It’s Minty again! I apologize that my posting hasn’t really been consistent lately. Still been busy, still sleep deprived, and just still trying to get back into that blogging groove. Anyway, I’m resuming our usual BAYOG Music Monday series~ Since it is summer, I am trying to stick to a summer vibes theme again~ This time, I have a J-Pop recommendation for you all! Because I may listen to more Korean music, but I enjoy alot of Japanese tracks too! Anyway, our track of the day is “Cruisin'” by Shin Sakiura and featuring SIRUP.


Alright, I’m gonna throw it out there that I’m not as informative on Shin Sakiura and SIRUP’s backgrounds. All I know is Shin Sakiura is a producer, and he produces some great beats. I love his tracks and collabs with various artists. He produces the type of Japanese soul, r&b, hip-hop/chill hop, and funk that I really like. Some tracks I like from him are [“ほんとは (Feat. Kan Sano)”], [“このまま夢で (Feat. AAAMYYY)”], and recently [“Angel”] with Haruno.. He’s collabed with SIRUP a couple times as well. SIRUP is a Japanese singer and songwriter whose sound falls under R&B, soul, and hip hop. I believe he previously worked under the name KYOtaro. He’s honestly one of my favorite more recent Japanese artists, since I do tend to gravitate more towards R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop. One of my first and favorite tracks I heard from SIRUP is [“LOOP“].

Anyway, our track today is Shin Sakiura’s “Cruisin'” featuring SIRUP. The Cruisin’ single dropped in 2019, and had 2 tracks: “Cruisin'” and “Cruisin’ – 80KIDZ’s New Jack Swing Edit”. However, there’s basically a total of 4 different versions of the song! “Cruisin'” also appears on Shin Sakiura’s album Dream. Aside from the original and 80KIDZ’s New Jack Swing Edit there are also: “Cruisin'(Rework)” and “Cruisin’ (Rework) [yonkey Remix]”. The original and Rework versions are probably my favorites. Although, out of all the versions… Rework would be my top favorite. The original is great, but the reworked version just sounds a more polished. I just really like the song; Be it the original version or rework version. I find it to be a very chill and soulful track that gets you in a bit of a groove. It has both a fun and chill vibe to it. I can see this as a perfect summer drive track.

You can find the tracks on Spotify:

You can find the tracks on YouTube:

There’s no MV so enjoy this choreo by SUN-CHANG and GANMI


Over all, it’s just a fun and feel good kind of track. It has a message of just encouragement to keep going on and just enjoy everything. Enjoy what you love. Have fun. Just do you~ Again, chill and fun vibes which I think are perfect summer vibes.

I know, you know, everyone knows
There’s never just one answer, yeah
Even if you hesitate, make time your ally, yeah
Trial and error again and again will guide the way for you 

Wearing someone else’s shoes,
You’ll never dance well, or be satisfied
Get lost in what you love,
Move on! 

Baby, cruisin’ cruisin’ cruisin’,
You keep going going going,
That thing we can see in the distance
Is the sunrise over the ocean, shine so bright
Driving driving driving,
If I notice, drive me crazy now
Speeding me forward, the guiding wind I strongly feel 

Ah, look at the destination straight ahead
With the same footsteps as always
Ah, if you get on, don’t stop
Fasten your shoelaces tight, so go on,
Even if you compare all these correct answers,
We don’t need anything like an answer
If we’re moving forward, take it easy
All the more, enjoy yourself 

Baby, cruisin’ cruisin’ cruisin’,
You keep going going going,
That thing we can see in the distance
Is the sunrise over the ocean, shine so bright
Driving driving driving,
If I notice, drive me crazy now
Speeding me forward, the guiding wind I strongly feel 

Be alright, don’t be afraid
You’re so bright, you’re so bright
Let’s walk this endless dream together,
Let’s get moving 

Baby, cruisin’ cruisin’ cruisin’,
You keep going going going,
That thing we can see in the distance
Is the sunrise over the ocean, shine so bright
Driving driving driving,
If I notice, drive me crazy now
Speeding me forward, the guiding wind I strongly feel

Translation by shurikane at [LyricsTranslate]

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That’s all y’all~ What did you all think of the tracks? Which version is your favorite? What are your favorite summertime vibes and jams? Let me know in the comments, or hit up my socials! This was a surprisingly short post for Minty standards haha. I’m still trying to get used to blogging again, so thank you all for your patience and understanding! I do plan on trying to get back to regularly/consistently posting~ I have lots of things I want to talk about… it’s just a matter of finding the time and energy haha. Anyway, I hope y’all are enjoying your summer! All I do is work, so have my share of summer fun too~ Remember to stay hydrated and cool! Stay safe and take care loves!~

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