At the beginning of March ZOMBIE-CHANG released her latest album “GANG!” A couple staff members decided to review the album , hoping to shed light on who we feel is one of the best up-and-coming artists in the Japanese music scene.
Check out the reviews below!
Earlier today, Fuji TV aired its second annual spring music special, Uta no Haru Matsuri. The show featured performances by the likes of Arashi, WANIMA, Little Glee Monster, and AKB48. Check out the full show below!
On March 22, “WHERE, WHO, WHAT IS PETROLZ?”, a tribute album for the band Petrolz, will be released. The album will see the likes of Suchmos, Seiho, never young beach, Lucky Tapes, and ORIGINAL LOVE covering Petrolz’s songs.
“WHERE, WHO, WHAT IS PETROLZ?” will come in a limited edition and a regular edition. The limited edition will be released in an of 5,000. It will include a 108-page photobook shot by Matsumoto Naoya, chronicling the band from 2009 til now.
Check out more information on the album below!
On March 22, iri will release her first single, “Watashi.” The song serves as the campaign song for Nike Women’s “Watashi ni Odoroke” campaign. “Watashi” was written by iri, composed by iri and Kenmochi Hidefumi, and arranged by Kenmochi. One of the single’s B-sides, “blue hour”, has the same credits.
iri recently release the music video for “Watashi.” The clip for the groovy, upbeat track features iri casually walking around Tokyo, clad in streetwear. Check it out below, along with more information in iri’s new single!
On March 22, JUJU will release her new single, “Because of You.” The song serves as the theme song for the Japanese release of the American movie “Passengers”, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. One of the single’s B-sides, “Waraereba”, is a cover of the Ulfuls’ 2002 song of the same name. JUJU’s version of the song appeared on the Ulfuls tribute album, “Ulfuls Tribute ~Best Of Girl Friends~”, last month.
The music video for “Because of You” was recently released. It features clips of JUJU on board a space ship mixed in with scenes from “Passengers.” Check it out after the jump, along with more information on the single!
On March 22, Fuji TV will air its second annual spring music special, Uta no Haru Matsuri. The show will begin at 7 PM JST and end at 11:38 PM JST. The show will be hosted by Love music’s hosts, Chisato Moritaka and Watabe Ken, along with Kato Ayako. It will also feature talk guests, including Takei Emi and Miura Shohei. Performers on the show include WANIMA, Nishino Kana, miwa, and AKB48. Arashi will also be performing on the show, debuting their new single, “I’ll be there.”
Check out more information on this year’s Uta no Haru Matsuri below!