It is Hikaru Utada’s 23rd anniversary since her debut. On this memorable day, we are very excited to finally share details of her 8th studio album, BAD MODE!
The album will be released digitally on January 19 and will also be available on CD on February 23. The album will feature many of her hit songs such as “Kimini Muchuu” (main theme for TBS Friday night drama Saiai), as well as “One Last Kiss”: the theme song for EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME, “Find Love” featured in SHISEIDO’s new global campaign “POWER IS YOU”, “Face My Fears” (opening theme for action role-playing game KINGDOM HEARTS Ⅲ), “Time” (main theme for NTV Sunday drama Bishoku Tantei Akechi Goro), “PINK BLOOD” (main theme for anime series To Your Eternity) and “Darenimo Iwanai” (SUNTORY Tennensui CM song). Of course, it also has brand new songs including the title track “BAD MODE” and, on top of that, there will be some remixes as bonus tracks.
The Single-Run Limited Edition CD will be bundled with DVD and Blu-ray that contains “Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios” concert and a behind-the-scenes documentary of the show, along with music videos of “Time,” “One Last Kiss,” “PINK BLOOD,” “Kimini Muchuu,” and “BAD MODE.” This is sure to be a must-have item for the fans! Stay tuned!
CD Pre-Order : https://erj.lnk.to/0UsH19
Online Concert “Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios” To Be Streamed on January 19 at 8pm (JST) Viewing Tickets Now on Sale!
The wait is almost over. Here’s the update fans have all been waiting for. The online concert titled “Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios” will be streamed on the artist’s birthday, January 19.
For this performance, Utada gathered a group of renowned musicians led by bassist Jodi Milliner, the band master for their tour in 2018. The session is recorded and mixed by sound engineer Steve Fitzmaurice, who also worked on the new album. Video was directed by David Barnard, whose filmography includes Radiohead’s “In Rainbows – From Basement” and Eric Clapton’s “LOCKDOWN SESSIONS”. The idea is that the online show allows you to immerse yourself in the ultimate performance with the best sound and video in the most comfortable space of your choice.
It’s a rare opportunity for fans everywhere and the artist themselves to share and celebrate the release of the first new album in 3 years and 7 months, so don’t miss it!
“Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios” Official Website
Title: Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios
Date: January 19, 2022
Open 7pm (JST) / Start 8pm (JST) Ends 9:00pm (JST) tbc
Archive Streaming: Available through January 23, 2022 11:59pm (JST)
Price: Viewing Ticket (includes Digital Invitation Card): 2,800JPY (incl. tax)
Ticket Sales: From December 9, 2021 12pm/Noon (JST) to January 23, 2022 10pm (JST) *All Platforms
Streaming Platform (Outside Japan):
Ticket Info: https://intl.stagecrowd.live/inquiry_hikaruutada_0119/
*Available in: Mainland China (in cooperation with bilibili), United States, United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Mexico, Brazil
Ticket Info: https://link.bilibili.com/p/help/index#/contact
Presented by U3MUSIC / Sony Music Labels EPIC Records Japan
Sponsored by Shiseido Company, Limited (SHISEIDO GINZA TOKYO) / KINGDOM HEARTS / Suntory / Sony Group Corporation Filming Equipment Provided by Sony Group Corporation
“Kimini Muchuu” Music Video Now Available on YouTube!
The lead single “Kimini Muchuu” has ranked in the number of charts in numerous countries and regions since its release, and the music video of the song is out too! It is created by the same director as the online concert, David Barnard, with footages from the performance, which also makes it an excellent teaser trailer of the show!
“Kimini Muchuu” Music Video
<Release Info>[New Album]
Wednesday January 19, 2022 (Digital)
Wednesday February 23, 2022 (CD)
The Single-Run Limited Edition: CD+DVD+BD 6,800JPY (incl. tax)
Standard CD: 3,300JPY (incl. tax)
Purchase Benefits: Original Postcard
Release Date: Friday November 26, 2021
“Kimini Muchuu” Music Video
* YouTube Premiere will start on December 9, 0:00 AM (JST)
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