Singer HIMEKA Tweets About Hardships in Industry
posted on 2015-08-24 21:45 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga
Since returning to her home country of Canada after visa issues and being dropped by her label, French-Canadian singer HIMEKA has expressed sadness over the strife she had faced in the music industry.
The singer recently posted a series of Tweets on her account counting up her grievances. They have since been deleted.
"I just want to escape from all the fake-ness," she stated. "It's not that people [in the industry] were bad, but it often felt like I was being used. I felt walled off from a lot of them. I wanted to to smile as much as I could, but the feeling of being used was always there."
She continued by shortly remarking her early years, where she still felt attacked in the industry. "Before I came to Japan, I was treated like trash. Even after I became a singer there, it still happened no matter what I did. People messaged me wanting me to die. I just don't know how to go on about it anymore."
"Maybe it would've been better if I never went to Japan," HIMEKA sadly stated. "My dream was being taken advantage of, and not even working hard for my fans' sake seems to work anymore."
HIMEKA then remarked on the Animax Anime Song Grand Prix, which she won back in 2008, and earned her the right to temporarily join a group with other winners in last year. HIMEKA recorded her part from Canada.
"When I first won that contest, I'm sure there were people who thought I only won because 'foreigners sell'. Talent had nothing to do with it."
"This world is so cruel," she continued. "I'm surprised people don't lose themselves in it. I can't even listen to music or watch TV without remembering that fact. Everything is a lie."
Having been inspired by an episode of Sailor Moon HIMEKA moved to Japan in 2008 to pursue music. She would go on to perform songs for anime such as that Valkyria Chronicles adaptation, Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee, Night Raid 1931 and Battle Spirits Saikyō Ginga Ultimate Zero.