An extract on #flower
Vocalist Yui is a musician from Fukuoka, who originally debuted as a soloist under Sony Music Entertainment Japan in 2005, after auditioning in 2004. She released five studio albums between 2006 and 2011, all of which were commercially successful. Some of her most famous songs include "Good-bye Days" (2006), the theme song for the film Midnight Sun which starred her as Xeroderma Pigmentosum sufferer Kaoru Amane, and the spring song "Cherry" (2007), both of which were certified million by the RIAJ. In November 2012, Yui announced her intention to retire from music as a soloist.
Flower Flower was first formed in early 2013, composed of musicians Yui respected. These included keyboardist MuraJun, otherwise known as Jun Murayama, a member of the band Venomstrip and a session musician, as well as Mafumafu, i.e. bassist Katsuhiro Mafune, and drummer Norihide Saji, known in the band as Sacchan.
The band started with recording sessions, followed by a series of secret lives across Japan in March 2013. The project was officially announced in April 2013, followed by a series of festival performances. The group released their first single "Tsuki" digitally in June, used in a commercial campaign for cellphone provider au. The group attended festivals such as Join Alive, Rock in Japan Festival and Countdown Japan.
In May 2014, the band released their second song, "Kamisama". In June, it was announced that Flower Flower would perform the four theme songs for the live-action adaptation of Daisuke Igarashi's manga Little Forest, released in two parts in August 2014 and February 2015. Flower Flower performs the theme songs for each season, with summer and autumn released in 2014 and winter and spring in 2015.
The name Flower Flower was picked as Yui wanted something natural in their band name.
After settlers used the site for religious camps during the 1840s, the area around Flower Mound was first permanently inhabited in the 1850s; however, residents did not incorporate until 1961. Although an effort to create a planned community failed in the early 1970s, Flower Mound's population increased substantially when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened to the south in 1974. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 64,699, reflecting a 28% increase over the 50,702 counted in the 2000 Census. Flower Mound is the largest town in terms of population in Texas, and the only town with a population greater than 20,000.
Flower Mound's municipal government, operating under a councilmanager system, has invested in a public park system highlighted by an extensive network of trails. The town's public schools comprise part of the Lewisville Independent School District. With its moderately affluent population and proximity to the DallasFort Worth metroplex, Flower Mound has used a smart growth system for urban planning, and has recently experienced more rapid light industrial growth to match the growing needs of the primarily residential community. In 2012, Flower Mound was ranked at #8 as one of the Best Dallas Suburbs according to D Magazine.