Chara joined by Quruli and Suiyoubi no Campanella producers for new album “Sympathy”


Singer-songwriter Chara will be releasing new album “Sympathy,” of which will include productions from Shigeru Kishida of Quruli and Kenmochi Hidefumi of Suiyoubi no Campanella.

Kishida is in charge of the composition and sound production for the opening number “Tiny Dancer” with lyrics by Chara. The song concept is one Chara sat on for two years until she approached him to produce it. In the trailer video released on YouTube, you can hear the new song joined by visuals of the two.

Hidefumi produced and wrote the lyrics for new song “Herbie“. Chara has described this tune as a calm yet “thumping” summery song for adults.

 

Che’Nelle – Destiny (Album)


Destiny is the fifth Japanese studio album released by Che’Nelle.

Released Date: 2017.06.14

Tracklist:

1.Destiny
2.Heartburn (Japanese Version)
3.Fun
4.Fall In Love Again
5.Miracle (Japanese Version)
6.Love Sick (Japanese Version)
7.Love You Like Me (Japanese Version)
8.Outta Love feat. MINMI
9.Kimi ga Ireba (君がいれば; If It Is You)
10.Remember My Name (Japanese Version)
11.Owaranai Love Song ~Like A Love Song (Japanese Version) (終わらないラブソング; Endless Love Song)

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SALU Is a Bored Cashier in “LIFE STYLE” PV


On May 24, SALU released his new album, “INDIGO.” He has now released a music video for the album’s second track, “LIFE STYLE.” The song feaures Kan a.k.a. GAMI and D.O, and is produced by Chaki Zulu. In the clip, SALU plays a bored cashier at a convenience store, when things take an interesting turn. The song’s guests arrive and usher SALU into a stereotypically Western rap video, complete with women twerking in bikinis.

In related SALU news, he also appears on the remix of JP THE WAVY’s “Cho Wavy De Gomenne.” Check out the music videos for both songs below!

LIFE STYLE

Cho Wavy De Gomenne Remix

 

Manami Numakura – My Life (Album)


On 14 June 2017, Manami Numakura release her 1st album ‘My Life’ It has been announced that short versions of some of the songs will be uploaded to YouTube. The first of these songs is called Hallelujah Drive!

The song is a pop-rock song and delivers a refreshing feeling. In the video we can see that there will be three versions of the CD, the newest one being ‘Limited Edition Version B’ which will come with the CD and a Photo book. Fans will for sure have a hard time deciding on which version to get!

Tracklist:

1.叫べ
2.Climber’s High!
3.Good Day
4.Smiling&Smiling
5.Spiral Flow
6.Anti-Gravity
7.Shining Days
8.ハレルヤDrive!
9.Hello,Ms.myself
10.屋根上の朱い花
11.暁
12.My LIVE

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3½ stars

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Shiho Nanba – Mayonaka no Headphone (真夜中のヘッドフォン) (Single)


“Mayonaka no Headphone (真夜中のヘッドフォン)”  is the new single by japanese singer Shiho Nanba. Written by Nao (Negicco) and composed by Sayonara Ponytail.

Release Date: March 08, 2017

Tracklist:

01 真夜中のヘッドフォン

02 オノマトペの歌

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2½ stars

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Amano Tsuki – Beautiful Days -Kouhen- (ビューティフル・デイズ -後編-) (Mini Album)


Beautiful Days -Kouhen- is the fifth mini-album released by Amano Tsuki. The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD.

Released Date: 2017.04.26

Tracklist:

1.Sentimental Journey (センチメンタル・ジャーニー)
2.DOUBT
3.Kuuchuu Sanpo (空中散歩; Aerial Walk)
4.Itotori (絲とり)
5.Kaerimichi (帰り路; The Way Back)
6.Hoshikake (星掛け; Hanging Star)

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GARNiDELiA – SPEED STAR (Single)


“SPEED STAR” is the sixth single (seventh overall) released by GARNiDELiA. It was released in three versions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD only edition, and a limited CD+DVD anime edition. The limited and regular editions come with a random trading card while the anime edition comes with an anime jacket and random sticker. The title track was used as ending theme for the anime movie Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Hoshi wo Yobu Shoujo.

Released Date: 2017.06.14

Tracklist:

1.SPEED STAR
2.Diamond
3.Angel’s ladder
4.SPEED STAR instrumental

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4½ stars

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Machico – SOL (Album)


SOL is the first major album (third overall) released by Machico. It was released in two versions: a limited CD+Blu-ray edition and a regular CD only edition.

Released Date: 2017.05.24

Tracklist:

1.Wild Card (ワイルドカード)
2.OVER HEAT
3.fantastic dreamer
4.Beni Hanabi (紅花火; Red Fireworks’)
5.Kimi Compass (キミコンパス; You Compass)
6.Makezugirai Thank you (マケズギライなThank you; Unyielding Thank You)
7.Matenrou Goodbye (摩天楼グッバイ; Skyscraper Goodbye)
8.Yuuki no Tsubasa (勇気のつばさ; Wings of Courage)
9.Kokoro Melody (ココロメロディー)
10.Love★Suto (ラブ★スト; Love Story)
11.TOMORROW
12.Curtain (カーテン)

 

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B1A4 – 4 (Album)


4 is the fourth Japanese album released by B1A4. The album was released in seven versions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD only edition, and five CD only member editions.

Released Date: 2017.06.14

Tracklist:

1.Sukidakara Shouganai (好きだからしょうがない)
2.Emotion
3.Love You Love You
4.Follow me
5.You and I
6.Sou Sureba (そうすれば)
7.Blue Moon
8.light On
9.Thank You Hate You
10.Futari de (二人で) feat. Aoyama Thelma
11.Kimiiro (キミ色)

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Leo Ieiri To Provide Theme Song For Drama Series “Aishitetatte, Himitsu wa Aru”


Leo Ieiri has announced that she will be releasing a new single titled “Zutto, Futari de” on July 26.

The upcoming single will be used as the theme song to the upcoming NTV drama series “Aishitetatte, Himitsu wa Aru” which begins airing on July 16. The show will star Sota Fukushi as Rei Okumori.

Okumori’s father was physically abusive towards his mother, and he eventually kills him to protect her. The two cover up his murder and keep each other’s secret until 11 years later when a mystery person writes to Fukushi telling him they know his secret.

“Zutto, Futari de” is a mid-tempo ballad written specifically for the series. Katsuhiko Sugiyama, the song’s writer and composer, kept the theme “how much forgiveness can I have for my loved one’s secrets” in mind when writing the song.

The light and shadows within someone is important. These are not things you can hide away. It was with that feeling in mind that I sang this song,” Ieiri said.

The new single will come in 3 different versions: a CD-Only version, a CD DVD version, and a CD Goods version. Check out the single’s track list and covers below:

CD-Only

1. Zutto, Futari de
2. Datte Neko Dakara
3. Hero
4. Zutto, Futari de (Instrumental)
5. Datte Neko Dakara (Instrumental)
6. Hero (Instrumental)

CD DVD

1. “Zutto, Futari de” Music Video
2. “Zutto, Futari de” Music Video Making
3. “Sorezore no Ashita e” Music Video -Another Version-

CD Goods