MEG Joins ASOBISYSTEM; Gearing Up to Return To Music?

Singer-songwriter MEG has joined Shibuya-based management company ASOBISYSTEM, whose artist roster features Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and previous collaborators Nakata Yasutaka and TeddyLoid.

MEG’s most recent musical project was her 8th studio album CONTINUE, which was released on December 4, 2013. Since then, there has been radio silence in terms of future music releases from the artist known to release multiple albums in a single year.

In 2015, she revealed that she moved her base of operations to London, UK to attend 3 schools, splitting her time between there and Tokyo to manage her business ventures: her cafe, cosmetic line Baw, and clothing line with Beams called CAROLINA GLASERIn July 2016, she released a fashion book titled MEG FASHION DIARY.

In January 2018, she revealed the shock announcement of the birth of her first daughter and revealed her intent to move back to Japan.

Fans have been perched for years to hear new music from the cult favorite electropop artist. Is she finally taking the baby steps towards returning from her musical hiatus?

(via Natalie)

  • Comments

    • surfboardt
    • hasawa

      “In January 2018, she revealed the shock announcement of the birth of her first daughter(…)Is she finally taking the baby steps towards returning from her musical hiatus?
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    • hasawa

      It’s pretty surprising to see her back in Japan after all the efforts she pulled out to settle in UK (learning English, attending 3(!) schools). Hopefully her baby daddy will come along as well

    • yaccha “JoinAramaDiscord” itai

      people go on asobi to kill their career not continue it

      • That’s what I was thinking.

    • samaheux_1013

      Part of me wants her to work with N*kata again because their collaboration was simply … amazing but deep down I want her to work with the guy who produced STEP / BEAUTIFUL and not the one who produced COSMIC EXPLORER / Digital Native … also is it implied that she’s getting a divorce or? I don’t see why she’d return home just to translate stuff for kids.

      • takufox

        Same but im just like…coming to terms that its just not the same Nakata from then and now. Honestly Continue is some of her best work and it didnt have him on the album. Maybe shes better off without?? Either way this is super exciting!!!

        • hasawa

          CONTINUE and her works with Nakata didn’t have the same vibe tho.
          CONTINUE came off as pretty experimental and hybrid whereas BEAM, STEP and BEAUTIFUL were the quintessence of (mainstream) electro pop.
          STEP and BEAUTIFUL are 2 of my favorite albums of the 2000s and still to this day I don’t get bored by them and it’s crazy to see they didn’t age at all although they’ve been released ~10 years ago(!!). I need to give another try to CONTINUE because the only time I listened to it I didn’t feel it at all… :-/

      • elsupertai

        #JusticeForCOSMICEXPLORER

        • samaheux_1013

          I’m guessing you’re from South America?? Pretty much the only people I know who defend that album are hispanics and Brazilians, lmao.