YUKI – Mabataki (まばたき; Blink) (Album)


Mabataki is the eighth studio album released by YUKI. It was released in four versions: it was first issued as a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD edition, which was followed two weeks later by the limited vinyl LP and cassette tape editions. The limited DVD edition comes with a bonus CD of live recordings from her recent concert tour YUKI LIVE “commune of ten”.

Released Date: 2017.03.15 / 2017.03.29 (CT & LP)

Tracklist:

1.Abaretagatteiru (暴れたがっている; I Want to Go Crazy)
2.Sayonara Bystander (さよならバイスタンダー; Goodbye Bystander)
3.Konnichiwa New World (こんにちはニューワールド; Hello New World)
4.Muteki (無敵; Invincible)
5.Namonai Chiisai Hana (名も無い小さい花; Small Flowers with No Name)
6.Lady Electric (レディ・エレクトリック)
7.Watashi wa Dareda (私は誰だ; Who Am I)
8.tonight
9.Post ni Koe wo Nageirete (ポストに声を投げ入れて)
10.Bus Girl (バスガール)
11.2ri Dake no Sekai (2人だけの世界; World of Only 2 People)
12.Kiki Machigai (聞き間違い; Mistake in Listening)
13.Twilight (トワイライト)

Bonus CD Tracklist:

1.Communication (コミュニケーション)
2.Arigatou (ありがとう)
3.Funky Fruits (ファンキー・フルーツ)
4.Aozora (あおぞら)
5.Miss Yesterday (ミス・イエスタデイ)
6.Koibito yo (恋人よ)
7.Sweet Seventeen (スウィートセブンティーン)
8.Kimi wo Sokubaku Shitai Nodesu (君を束縛したいのです)
9.Ano Musume ni Naritai (あの娘になりたい)
10.Atsumarou for tomorrow (集まろう for tomorrow)

OVERALL RATING
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4 stars

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Nishiuchi Mariya – Motion (Single)


“Motion” is the seventh single released by Nishiuchi Mariya. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD Only edition. The title track was used as the theme song for drama Totsuzen desu ga, Ashita Kekkonshimasu.

Released Date: 2017.03.15

Tracklist:

1.Motion
2.Won’t Leave Without A Fight
3.Motion (Instrumental)
4.Won’t Leave Without A Fight (Instrumental)

OVERALL RATING
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4 stars

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Shiena Nishizawa – Break Your Fate (Album)


Break Your Fate is the first full-length album released by Nishizawa Shiena. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+DVD edition and a regular CD Only edition.

Released Date: 2017.03.15

Tracklist:

1.Break your fate
2.Shark
3.Gemini
4.Goodbye Graffiti
5.Piacere (ピアチェーレ)
6.Light and Shadow
7.Brand-new World
8.Reason To Scream
9.The Asterisk War
10.Fubuki (吹雪)
11.Kikan (帰還)
12.Feel This Moment

OVERALL RATING
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3½ stars

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Chiaki Ishikawa – スワンの夢が意味するものは (Mini Album)


Chiaki Ishikawa brings a new mini album featuring five tracks total.

Released, March 8, 2017

Tracklist:

1. スワンの夢が意味するものは
2. 私がそう思うのは自然なことだった
3. 読む
4. 雪が眠るとき (IN PIANO)
5. Respect Me ~Last Message~

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4½ stars

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Carly Rae Jepsen, fourth studio album | New track: “Happy All the Time” (featuring Danny L Harle)


Canadian pop genius Carly Rae Jepsen is still in full promotion of her acclaimed third album “E·MO·TION” (and its Side B), but she is also working in some new music to delight us once again.

The singer is currently writing and composing new songs from her next project, which is expected to be released later this year or early 2017 via Interscope Records.

Recently, she was hanging out at a Nashville studio with PC Music’s Danny L Harle and songwriter Nate Campany. During a recent interview with Vancouver Sun, Carly has shared some details of her next project saying that it has a more disco sound with influences from ABBA. She said:

I can’t explain what we’re doing right now, but we’re very much into disco-y things, whatever this next album may or may not turn out to be (…) But I’m very much referencing ABBA a lot, and the Bee Gees, all of that stuff. It’s fun to dig into oldies and see what you can celebrate about it, like a good movie or good song — to take your favourite pieces of something and add some new stuff to create something different

In early July, Carly has traveled to Sweden to work with hitmakers Patrick Berger, produced behind Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” and Noonie Bao. She also recorded new material with Miike Snow’s Pontus Winnberg, as one-half of Bloodshy & Avant production duo.

In November, Carly was recording in the studio with Patrik Berger, the Grammy-nominated producer who made huge hits like “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX, Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” and Icona Pop’s “I Love It“.

In December, the singer was working in the studio with Jack Antonoff and The Knocks. The singer is planning to release new track “It Takes Two“, a cover of Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s 1988 hit with the same name along Lil Yachty on Friday, February 10th.

Carly was recently in the studio in LA with Charli XCX along with writer/producers Patrik Berger and Justin Raisen.

 

Tracklist:

 

  • TBA

 

Confirmed/Recorded/Registered/Leaked tracks:

 

  • As Long As I Want To | Nate Campany, Carly Rae Jepsen & Kyle Michael Shearer
  • Cut the Feeling | Carly Rae Jepsen, Nolan Joseph Lambroza & Simon Wilcox
  • Happy All the Time (Danny L Harle & Carly Rae Jepsen)
  • Hey Boy | Tobias Gad & Carly Rae Jepsen
  • It Takes Two (feat. Lil Yachty)
  • Runaways | Carly Rae Jepsen, Dana Parish & Andrew B Hollander
  • Still In the Game | Carly Rae Jepsen, Carl Falk & Remi Yacoub LEAKED
  • Supernatural (Danny L Harle & Carly Rae Jepsen) | Danny L Harle & Nate Campany
  • You | Coffee, Lukas Hilbert, Carly Rae Jepsen, Katerina Loules, Max Martin & Schramm Shiloh

 

She Major “Please Don’t” (Video Premiere)


She Major is a Belgium emerging singer-songwriter who has delivered a sublime major debut single after signing a big deal with [PIAS].

The track is called “Please Don’t” and it’s a delicious and solid pop piece infused with a smokey electronic atmosphere produced by Felix Da Mousepad. Fantastic.

She’s currently working on her first EP, which is expected to be released sometime this year. The single was launched o digital retailers and streaming services on February 22nd.

The official music video, which was directed by Fran Telli, was premiered on March 15th.

 

Machine Gun Kelly “At My Best” (featuring Hailee Steinfeld) [Single Premiere]


After the international impact of Camila Cabello-assisted anthem “Bad Things”, American hip-hop recording artist and rapper Machine Gun Kelly is ready to strike back with another track.

The next official is called “At My Best” and this time, he has recruited the vocals of American singer-songwriter and actress Hailee Steinfeld. It was launched on digital retailers and streaming services on March 17th.

Besides, Kelly continues working on his next studio album, as the follow-up to 2015’s “General Admission“.

 

Betty Who “The Valley” | “Mama Said” (Single Premiere)


The Valley” is the upcoming second studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who. It’s scheduled to be released on digital retailers and streaming services on March 24th via RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment as the follow-up to 2014’s debut “Take Me When You Go“.

It comes preceded by the buzz single “I Love You Always Forever” and the proper lead single “Human Touch”, released on November 11th. The second single “Some Kinda Wonderful” was launched as instant grat along the pre-order on February 3rd.

You Can Try Tomorrow” was released as the album’s next promotional single on March 3rd, while “Mama Said” was launched on March 17th.

 

Tracklist:

 

  1. The Valley
  2. Some Kinda Wonderful | Trevor Brown, Warren Felder, Jessica Newham & Zaire Koalo
  3. You Can Try Tomorrow
  4. Mama Said
  5. Human Touch | Kyle Moorman, Betty Who & Peter Thomas Walsh
  6. Free To Fly (feat. Warren G)
  7. Wanna Be
  8. Pretend You’re Missing Me
  9. Blue Heaven Midnight Crush
  10. Make You Memories
  11. Reunion
  12. Beautiful (feat. Superfruit)
  13. I Love You Always Forever | Donna Lewis

 

GACKT releases bloody MV for Tsumi no Keisho – ORIGINAL SIN –


J-rock superstar GACKT has released his latest video for his 49th single “Tsumi no Keisho – ORIGINAL SIN –“. The MV starts with GACKT strapped down to a chair setting a very ominous tone, a splash of blood suddenly hits the wall. The scene then transitions to a bunch of men being violently murdered by an unknown woman. The only person left in the room is a little boy…ending with a not-so-surprising “twist”.

The MV will definitely catch the interest of both GACKT and horror movie enthusiasts.  Tsumi no Keisho – ORIGINAL SIN – will be released on March 22nd, 2017. Covers for the single, and the full MV can be seen below.

 

New boy group Seven O`Clock debut with full MV for ‘Echo’!


New boy group Seven O’clock has released the full MV for their debut title song, “Echo”!

Consisting of A-Day, Vaan, Hyun, Younghoon, Junggyu, and Taeyoung, Seven O’clock’s debut mini album ‘Butterfly Effect’ contains a total of 5 songs, including the title track and “Time Machine”, written and composed by leader A-Day.

Seven O’Clock will be kicking off their promotions with a debut stage on Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown’ on March 16. Do you like the sound of their debut title?