Broadcaster NHK has announced that Sarah Brightman will be in charge of the main theme song for the historical drama series "Saka no Ue no Kumo." The song's lyrics are entirely in Japanese, which will be a first for the world-renowned soprano.
Titled "Stand Alone," the song was composed by Joe Hisaishi and written by Kundo Koyama. It will be included on the drama's soundtrack album, scheduled for release on November 18.
The first part of "Saka no Ue no Kumo" will start airing on November 29. The remaining two parts are planned for 2010 and 2011.