Let me tell you a brief story as prologue! Back in 99´ I was playing "Macross: Digital Mission VFX-2" for PS1 (a glorified Afterburner/Ace Combat like set in the world of Macross - the first Generation of Robotech for those who´re not familiar with Macross- ), and, I used to have this habbit of throwing PC Games CDs and PSX CDs on my CD player, cos' some of them, actually had songs! (that was a huge discovery for me back in 95' with the Mechwarrios 2 CD!). So, I stepped across one of the most beatifull songs I've ever heard to this day! It took me years to actually find out some info on it (heck! even the actual name of it! cause the game was in Japannese and had no info of the OST). I'd finally found out it's called Shoout and Shout, singed by a Japanesse/American Soul and R&B singer, Naoki Takao (he also sang a cover of "Carry on Wayward Son" from Kansas for the "Supernatural" Anime spinoff), and features a renowed Japannese drumer, Akira Jimbo. That´s all the info I have to this day.
So, moving on from this prologue, the song´s, to me, a beatifully composed, piano/guitar driven, fusion/rock, prog rock like song, but, I´ve never came across something similar. I ask all of you willing to take the time listen to it, if you can suggest me similar bands or songs that you can relate to it (heck, even if you don´t want to spend the 5 minutes it lasts, check just the intro, first verse and chorus -up to 1.53"- and the break from 3.00" to 3.35"), to have and idea of what we´re talking about here!
To all of you, from Macross VFX2, Shoot and Shout!