Honami ‘Amy’ Furuhara (born in Kawakami, Nagano)known professionally as Aaamyyy is a Japanese electronic musician. Originally a member of electronic pop groups Go Retro and Eimie, Furuhara began working with the psychedelic rock band Tempalay from 2015 (becoming an official member in 2018), and starting a solo career in 2017.
Aaamyyy : Music Career
As a singer/songwriter and trackmaker, AAAMYYY started her career in 2017 and officially joined the band, Tempalay, in 2018. She has also been active in a wide range of fields such as playing in a backing band to TENDRE and Ryohu (KANDYTOWN,) modeling, providing songs, and singing on commercials.
AAAMYYY began her solo career in February 2017 as Aaamyyy, after becoming a radio DJ on InterFM’s programme Tokyo Scene, where she debuted her song “8PM”. For her solo career, she decided to sing in Japanese, as a way to reach listeners more easily in Japan.Aaamyyy released her debut extended play Weekend EP in September on cassette,recording the entire release on her phone, using the iOS app Figure.This was followed by the Maborosi EP in February 2018, as well as a compilation release of this plus her debut EP, entitled Maborosi Weekend, which was her first widely distributed release in Japan.
In June, Furuhara officially became a member of Tempalay, which lead to the band releasing the extended play Nante Subarashiki Sekai in September, featuring Furuhara as the band’s synthesizer player, and as their occasional background vocalist.Aaamyyy’s final of her three EP series, the Etcetra EP, was released digitally and on cassette in October.
Aaamyyy began recording her debut album Body in October 2018, releasing it in February 2019.A concept album set in 2615, the release was inspired by Netflix television shows such as Black Mirror and Maniac (2018).The album featured collaborations with American musician Computer Magic, New York-based group JIL and Japanese group Paellas’ vocalist Matton.Tempalay’s third album With Love from the 21 Century was released in June, and was the band’s most commercially successful work to date, reaching #30 on Oricon’s weekly charts.
In March 2020, Aaamyy collaborated with musician Shin Sakiura for the song “Night Running”, which was used as the ending theme song for the Netflix anime series BNA: Brand New Animal.