Nobuo Uematsu released 'Coconut Castaway', another music single from the Final Fantasy composer's lighthearted '10 Stories' album. Like the CD's other (mostly unreleased) songs, 'Coconut Castaway' features lyrics written by Uematsu during his junior high school years, and is performed by "NOBIYO" Uematsu and the Dog Ears.

"I came up with this song when I was 13 or 14," said Uematsu in a press release posted by 1UP. "It was the first one I ever wrote the song and lyrics for, but I only made it up to the second verse at the time. I felt like I had to do something for the coconut, but it took a good 36 or 37 years for me to get around to it, which means the coconut's been floating in the water for 36 or 37 years. I'm sure he's happy to be back home, anyway."

The cheerful single is already available to purchase through iTunes, and you can hear a short preview at Dog Ear Records's site. 10 Stories's previously released single, 'Conga Stories', is also available through iTunes.

For even more Uematsu music, check out the streaming samples for Audio Inc.'s (Japanese studio headed by Contact director Akira Ueda) newly announced DS game Sakura Note. Preorders for the game in Japan will include a CD with over 25 songs from the Uematsu-composed title.