Hikaru Utada released the 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. It will feature many of her hit songs like below.
- Kimini Muchuu; main theme for TBS Friday night drama Saiai
- 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
- Darenimo Iwanai; SUNTORY Tennensui CM song
Of course, the album 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!
Online Concert “Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios” To Be Streamed on January 19 at 8 pm (JST) Viewing Tickets Now on Sale!
The wait is almost over. Here is the update that fans have all been waiting for. Utada will release the online concert titled Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios on her birthday, January 19.
The studio concert was recorded at Air Studios, the legendary recording studio in London, with the concept of performing the songs for the first time from Hikaru Utada’s brand-new album BAD MODE, releasing on January 19. Performing the majority of songs from an album on the very day of its release will be a first for Hikaru Utada.
For this performance, Utada gathered a group of renowned musicians led by bassist Jodi Milliner, the bandmaster for their tour in 2018. The session is recorded and mixed by sound engineer Steve Fitzmaurice, who also worked on the new album. The 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 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
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
Official Website: https://www.utadahikaru.jp/livesessions2022/
Streaming Platform (Outside Japan)
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!
In addition, 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 footage from the performance, which also makes it an excellent teaser trailer of the show!
“Kimini Muchuu” Music Vide
Music Release Info[New Album] BAD MODE
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)