A change in address altered the way Nobuyuki Sakuma approaches his songs. "I think of the music I used to make in Tokyo as a fantasy. It was completely inspired by my own image, what I thought up. It didn't have much to do with what was happening around me or in society," he says.

In 2016, though, he and his wife decided to get away from the crush of the capital.

"I think Nagoya has had a major impact on my music," he says of his new home. "Also, since getting married, I think a lot about daily life — the things I have to do and deal with, such as economics or the future I'm trying to make with my wife. I can't describe really well how the music changed — it's not about composing or arrangement, or even specific sounds, but it is definitely different."