Japanese producer Qrion shares ‘Proud’, new single from upcoming album

Qrion CREDIT JULIA WANG
Qrion CREDIT JULIA WANG

Qrion, a Japanese DJ and producer, has shared ‘Proud,’ (stream and download here) a track from her upcoming debut album, ‘I Hope It Lasts Forever,’ which will be released on October 29 on all platforms via Anjunadeep.

Proud,’ the third single from Qrion’s debut album (she released 11:11 and Your Love earlier this month), is a high-octane club anthem with an elated vocal hook sampled from Deniece Williams’ cover of The Impression’s ‘I’m So Proud.’ The track joins an acclaimed catalog supported across the breadth of the print and radio press – including the likes of BBC Radio 1, Mixmag, Nylon, The Fader, Clash, and Billboard.

I Hope It Lasts Forever,’ a nostalgic and sentimental album, pays homage to Qrion’s childhood memories and captures the emotions she felt when she moved from her hometown of Sapporo to San Francisco to pursue a career in music. Speaking on the album, Qrion exclaims “I connected with my old memories – the feelings of spending time with my Dad, the time I lived with my family in Japan, and the small but important moments of my life from my life in Sapporo.


I Hope It Lasts Forever‘ is the latest triumph in a career that’s seen Qrion release on Mad Decent, Last Night on Earth, and This Never Happened, and be named on Forbes Japan’s 30 Under 30, adding to notable support from the likes of Clash, Mixmag and The Fader. Following performances with Above & Beyond, Porter Robinson, Deadmau5, and Tourist, Qrion now embarks on her own North American headline tour in support of the album.