Arashi’s new album「untitled」to be a fusion of various genres

Arashi will be releasing a new album on Oct 18! Their 16th album 「untitled」 is purposely titled to suggest that it is “unfinished,” thereby sublimating Arashi ’s legacy in their 18th year since debut through their bold challenge to produce this album.

In this latest album, Arashi makes their first attempt to create a “suite.”, an exceptional song created by incorporating the melodies from various genres into a long song of over 10 minutes. When listening to it in its entirety, you can sense Arashi’s past, present and the future.

The album’s lead song “Mikan” epitomizes the album’s title “「untitled」” in every way, it has elements of “Japanese Wa,” “digital,” “classic,” and “hip-hop”… It’s a song that disperses all the themes that Arashi has ever taken on to create a single core out of that chaos. It’s evolved into a musical piece brimming with the sense of speed.

What sort of chemical reaction can we expect from Arashi’s new challenge!? Check out the released details below!

「untitled」TRACKLIST

[First-run limited edition]
☆Lyrics photo booklet included, special packaging specs (number of pages TBD)

(CD)
10 new tracks (9 tracks including album and lead songs+1 musical selection)
+Singles: a total of 13 tracks including “Power of the Paradise,” “I’ll be there,” and “つなぐ (Tsunagu)” (track order TBD)

(DVD)
Album lead song “未完 (Mikan)” music video+making-of documentary and other special footage

[Regular edition]
☆Lyric booklet (the number of pages not yet determined) enclosed

(CD)
15 new tracks (9 tracks including album and lead songs+1 musical selection+4 unit songs+1 bonus track)
+Singles: a total of 18 tracks including “Power of the Paradise,” “I’ll be there,” and “つなぐ (Tsunagu)” (track order TBD)

(via J-net)

  • Comments

    • Ferelena –

      I’m very curious about the units. We’ll have to wait and see..

    • Nikki ok

      “untitled” sounds so lame and pretentious

      • How

        It’s not an original concept or name but how is it pretentious?

        • Nikki ok

          In the way that “untitled” is supposed to give off a 1!!true artist!!111 impression and fake deep meaning

          • How

            Or it simply not that deep. According to Jun just two days ago, they were still recording the songs. You’re thinking too much into it.

            • Nikki ok

              Or you’re not thinking at all…
              because coming up with a random album title doesn’t take a phd, it takes a minute

              • mikamika

                Coming up with an insult when you’re out of arguments obviously only takes a minute as well…

                • Nikki ok

                  It takes a phd tho :/

                  • Hatori Sachiyo

                    Phd doesn’t determine “deep wisdom”. Someone who thinks that phd valid everything they say is simply A. SMALL-MINDED. IDIOT.

                    • Nikki ok

                      wow that hurt…

              • How

                Their production team (members included) usually have several options for the title. It’s a process. They simply chose the most trolly one at the last minute because they were cutting it close.

                I don’t understand why my comments/replies were erased and put under moderation lol.

                • Nikki ok

                  ok? why do you write me this?

          • Missa

            You missed the window for this complaint by about 4 years, my friend. They’ve been doing “deep” thematic album titles since LOVE.

            • Ohno

              i need you to explain by what do you mean by the “deep” thematic album titles. since how their album titles since LOVE is ‘deep’? i need to know lol

              • gecko25

                Just my 2cents on the titles, I think LOVE was pretty cliche and generic but they put a lot of thought on naming Digitalian and Japonism. Both albums were pretty thematic.

            • Nikki ok

              K.

      • james

        “untitled” sounds unfinished

        • How

          Their lead song Mikan literally means unfinished

        • How

          That’s the idea I suppose. Their lead song Mikan literally means “unfinished”

      • byebicycle

        excuse u, it’s called “「untitled」” tbh!!

      • Hatori Sachiyo

        You sound so mean and fake

        • gecko25

          Excuse me dear. Can you not go psycho over her? It’s not worth it insulting trolls. Easily triggered fans asking haters to commit suicide will reflect poorly on Arashi.

          • Hatori Sachiyo

            Ok, I take it back. I’m just done playing nice. They think they can say whatever they want just because they’re hiding behind the internet. Well, they’re not the only one. I would wish them nothing but bad luck.

            • Nikki ok

              I wish you nothing but bad luck too, since you obviously have no life because you go crazy over a different opinion on some random site, grow up dumbass

              • Missa

                “You have no life,” says the one with more comments in this thread than anyone else.

                • Nikki ok

                  lol at least I have an acc :)

                  • Hatori Sachiyo

                    So you don’t have a life. Make sense now.

                    • Nikki ok

                      First, learn to spell dumbass, it’s “makes” and not “make”,
                      I can’t take you serious considering that you can’t even spell.
                      Since you don’t have a life, still stalking me, at least learn to spell instead of replying to me with unregistered names

                      • not Hatori

                        It’s “seriously”, not “serious”.

                      • Nikki ok

                        k…another unregistered acc coming at me, it gets boring but if that makes your life better haha

                  • gecko25

                    You have an account so you can get notifications of people “stalking” you :)

                    • Nikki ok

                      ok?

              • Hatori Sachiyo

                Hahahahaha. What goes around comes around, dude. You bully people, it comes back to you. Not to me. Commenting on posts that has nothing to do with them doesn’t make any sense. Obviously the phd is a lie. You might be an unemployed hating on successful people who make millions. Oops. Did it hurt? How about you man-up and get a life?

                I’m going to ignore you from now. Too bad I didn’t get to read your “deep comments” anymore. Adios, loser.

                • Nikki ok

                  I didn’t even read this because you can’t spell :)

          • Nikki ok

            Why are you talking about yourself? “Easily triggered” lolol you sure are, commenting about me everywhere, good that I’m this important

            • gecko25

              Talking about you everywhere? You flatter yourself.
              I was more concerned about Sachiyo’s reply (prior to the edit) to you than your trolling.

              • Nikki ok

                sure, that’s why you stalked my every comment, cute, but not surprising for someone as dumb as you

                • gecko25

                  Oh please hun. I never knew you existed before you popped your head in this comment section. You’re just another typical troll that likes to hang around Arashi articles.

                  • Nikki ok

                    sure…because calling something pretentious “pretentious” is hate and trolling…
                    Do you know the concept of an opinion? Doesn’t matter, I can’t take you serious with your fug profile pic lol

                    • gecko25

                      Lol. You think you’re not a troll for having an opinion? It’s the name calling and the unnecessary insults directed at people who disagreed with you. It’s not even funny. Others have shown in this comment section they can differ in opinions and yet be civil.

                      • Nikki ok

                        My first comment on this topic was my simple opinion on their album title. Suddenly all of you went crazy and attacked me for my opinion. As if their album title were your families or something, chill, I wrote that I think their album title is pretentious, if you think that’s trolling, then I feel sorry for you, I’m an arashi fan myself, still that doesn’t mean I have to agree with everything they do or call everything they make a masterpiece, I thought the title is lame and that’s it, live with it and move on smh

                      • gecko25

                        As if Arashi fandom doesn’t have their own resident trolls lol. You showed your true colors when you first insulted @How. People are free to have opinions. Stop playing the victim.

                      • Nikki ok

                        honestly fuck you and your family…here hope that’s the trolling you love, your profile pic is truly fugly and you can’t read, I’ll block you now because your annoying bye bitch :D

                      • gecko25

                        :D
                        My work is done.

                      • muckjanglover

                        you criticize people for not knowing how to spell yet you can’t even tell the difference between “your” and “you’re”. ;) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c863fd4f25e2fa7b7960c15ebaa1646e1e69e64c58ded4d53e9c4e04847b91a1.png

                      • Nikki ok

                        oh wow I’m so important that you have to write me on a different acc and screenshot my comments, your sad life is probably filled with me :) haha

                      • muckjanglover

                        I’m sorry? I am a different person and was just reading through the comments when I came across your (not you’re) um “discussions” with other commenters here. it’s not so deep, chill.

                      • Nikki ok

                        sure, hope your life is filled with screenshots of my comments, you seem to enjoy them haha

                      • muckjanglover

                        receipts in case you edit YOUR (not you’re, do you know the difference now?) original comment. just making sure my comment won’t appear lame and pretentious as yours (different from your and you’re too).

                        are you going to keep this up, replying to me? please fill your life with something else too.

                      • Nikki ok

                        lololol you needed 4 days to write up this lame reply hahahahah I pity you (not your or you’re in case you don’t know the difference)

                        entertain me more, make some screenshots of my comments (not you or your or you’re comments)
                        I’m laughing

                      • muckjanglover

                        unlike you, I have real life and other important things to do instead of hanging out in forums. seriously, do you live in a garbage dump? you sound like you inhale toxins every day.

                      • Nikki ok

                        yeah you have a real life, that’s why you (not your or you’re in case you don’t know the difference) screenshot every comment you come across hahahah tell me more about your sad real life, plus it only takes me 5 seconds to reply to your lame comments, I can do this much while taking a shit, it’s called multitasking :)

                      • Nikki ok

                        also to finally end this useless convo with you (not your or you’re in case you don’t know the difference) I’ll just block you, because your lame comments aren’t worth my time
                        bet you come at me with an unregistered acc again because your sad real life is full of screenshots, still laughing about your lame comments, bye :D

        • Nikki ok

          k.

    • Otagei dansu

      Finally… UNIT SONGS!!!!!

      Any guess on who’s pairing with who?

    • byebicycle

      i need matsumiya. mou inai nai 2.0 pls. also sakumoto for my thirsty fangirl heart

      • How

        No to boring overrated sakumoto.
        JunToshi’s Touch The Breath and we’ll be good

        • byebicycle

          how /dare/ u tbh

          although i adore juntoshi too so we can agree on that at least

          • Toff

            Interesting that the only commonality between these choice of units of yours is Jun, whose voice color I can’t stand alone, but he does have his moments. A waste if they don’t put Ohno in the most units even though I prefer Nino. Maybe there will be trios too esp when I imagine they might add Sho just to rap.

            In any case, I actually love Matsumiya in VOICE.

            • byebicycle

              haha well, i’m a jun stan, so yeah ¯_(ツ)_/¯

              i mean, i know he’s nasal, sometimes to the point where even i’m like… :x but i quite like his voice in general. i fully admit though that the times i like his voice best is actually when he doesn’t sound very nasal at all, like his solo lines in 5×10, fukkatsu love, hana, etc. he just has this warmth and richness in his voice that i feel like doesn’t come out often enough.

              tl;dr jun is both my least and most fav singer in arashi 🙈 overall, i probably like nino best, despite ohno easily being the most skilled.

              • Toff

                Hahaha, I understand. Back when I used to be a Ohno stan it was hard to admit that I liked Nino better because Ohno had the better skills and the richer voice, but you love what you love. And yes, about Jun but more about Arashi in general, they sing in units in their group songs too, but when the one-liners come on, sometimes it gives me chills in a good way. Jun’s are especially memorable. Even Sho with his deeper melodic voice and Aiba with his pitchy breathiness.

                • I admit that I really like Nino voice too but when you listen to his solos out loud (as in other people could hear what you are listening as well :P), it was kind of embarrassing since Nino’s voice is just like a kid and limited in range? IDK, I like his voice but I only listen to him alone ahaha

                  • Toff

                    Haha, I get you. I love the voices of Fukase from Sekaowa and vocaloids and TK from Ling Tosite Sigure and Perfume and etc. Well, you get the gist. Nino is in this group too for me personally. They’re not exactly voices that are appreciated beyond a niche, and some like Nino and Fukase you can really hear them strain to reach that pitch.

                    Though I don’t listen just for the skills tbh, but people will still side-eye you. Luckily my family and close friends are immune to that so I can still blast it in my car and home. XD

                    • For me, I kinda only listen to skilled singers / good songs out loud lol. I dont want people to give me the look and wondered why I like such a voice as in I only like the songs because of the artists look or etc which I’m not. And to explain that is difficult so I just opt to listen to such songs alone.

                      Its the same case with Mr. Children — I loooove their songs to the point of listening to them non-stop but Sakurai’s voice is an acquired taste so I understand if people find it hard to like their songs in general.. Same with Yamapi lol. I love him and his songs (lets be honest, his songs are catchy and a bob) but his voice and vocal range is questionable so his songs are more to guilty pleasure for me (I listen to it a loooot but no one knows about it haha).

                      • gecko25

                        Sakurai is a soul-full singer. Nino is too. So does Dohmoto Tsuyoshi and his vibrato. There’s nothing embarrassing listening to them out loud imo. Tbh their singing skills aren’t that bad, Nino’s technique is the worst ofc but i’d prefer emotional content then technique

                      • No the embarrassing part is for Nino (as he sounded like a kid as his voice can be so high-pitched sometimes). For Mr. Children / Tsuyo, their songs are an acquired taste so I know many people wouldn’t like it. So listening to their songs non-stop will distract other people around me.

                        Like if someone is listening to rock music out loud beside me, I will be very distracted and cant concentrate, so I do the same for other people in this case — its not that I embarrassed with their voices. I love Tsuyo’s voice, I probably listen to KinKi’s lives the most out of all artists in the world. :D

                • I need to know why you are no longer an Ohno stan? You grew tired of his voice? ;_;

            • Rika

              Noooo, please don’t put Ohno into every unit. I know he is great and all, but I really grew tired of him centering so many singles. I haven’t been excited for an Arashi song since a long while now. Most of them sounded so similar. (which is why I loved the Are you happy songs where each member supervised a song.)

              It’s weird. I like Ohno’s voice the best.

              And I love Jun’s harmonies the most.

              Nino has my favorite ballad voice.

              And imo Aiba and Sho have the weakest voice. Jun’s voice is just nasal (unfortunately), but I really think that although Sho is great when rapping, he sounds really weak when singing. (just my opinion though. And he is my niban, just saying)

      • Rika

        Oh yes! To both. Plus Juntoshi. (In general I would be in for more rare units like Yama or Sakumoto) I just don’t hope Ohno will be in every unit. I want variety.

    • Dalooshe

      Just Kings doing what they do best in ruling the scene left, right, up and down.

    • Keny

      but are there going to be solos too? i’m not that into unit kinda songs tbh
      if not i will be pissed cause solos are the main thing i usually look forward to in new albums /:

    • light

      Lmao at the title XD

      Excited about the unit songs, it’s been ages (Sakumiya please, i think they work great together)!! Sad there won’t be solos though, i always look forward to Nino’s ones.
      Lol are they going to play the 10 minutes one at the concert?

      • don’t look back, my babe.

        SAKUUUUMIYA!!!!!!! I agree.

    • losers game

      Not really sure about this 10-minute concept fusion piece… but unit songs? I’m in, 100%.

    • mikamika

      Ever since Ohmiya bellowing their hearts out at each other in “Miles away” I’ve been craving for more (okay, I admit, I’ve been craving for a duet long before that😉) So I reeeeeeeally hope they’ll grant my wish (though I’ll take anything *lol*)
      I like that they keep trying to explore new approaches ti their albums, keeps things interesting!

      • rs34

        What do you mean by ‘bellowing their hearts out at each other’?

        • mikamika

          I’m talking about the part from 03:10 onwards, it just gives me so many feels~

    • Amu AHB

      It makes me happy to see Arashi still trying new things even after 18 years. Will always be one of their fans.

    • Skai

      Aiba~~!!! ❤️❤️

    • Taru

      Arashi hardcore trolling fans and non-fans.

      • gecko25

        Lol at non fans like Nikki Ok thinking the title has a deep meaning

        • Nikki ok

          lol @ you having no reading comprehension, I wrote: “untitled” sounds so lame and pretentious
          which means, if you’re too dumb to get it, which you obviously are, that the title has no meaning at all and is like I wrote “lame and pretentious”.
          Read properly you dumbass!

          • gecko25

            “In the way that “untitled” is supposed to give off a 1!!true artist!!111 impression and fake deep meaning”
            “Deep meaning” as in you were thinking too much into their motives behind the title. In fact their title was so unoriginal, it was perhaps just trolling.

            Its so typical of you to resort to lame insults lol.

            • Nikki ok

              I see that you’re still too dumb to read. Please read over it again, but because you’re hopelessly dumb I’ll have to write it down for your stupid ass one by one ughhh
              Ok so I wrote that AFTER someone asked me why I thought the tilte is “pretentious” <- please look up the meaning of this word because I doubt someone as dumb as you knows this word.
              You done looking up the word or are you too dumb to even do this? Anyway, the meaning of the word I used should already make it clear that I never even slightly believed that arashi was going for something deep and meaninful, that's why I wrote "pretentious".
              I bet you're still too dumb to get it but that's how it is dumbass :)

              • gecko25

                Try reading back what I wrote and quote. I know what pretentious is, that’s why I quoted your “!!true artist!!111” as a motivation behind Arashi’s title. However I don’t see the correlation of this pretentious image you have of them based on the non-deep title. It’s reaching.

                • Nikki ok

                  At least you admit your wrong ugh

                  • gecko25

                    I didn’t though. Where did you get that?

                    • Nikki ok

                      so you admit that you still can’t read :/

                      • gecko25

                        I know what I wrote, I guess you’re the one who lacks comprehension

                      • Nikki ok

                        lol

                      • gecko25

                        I guess you’re out of arguments thus resorting to “gas-lighting”

    • dandahlian

      Not gonna complain about the title because as I thought of it, it makes the theme more suspenseful and mysterious. It’s probably something that they want fans to think about. Or they might just be playing around because they’re… Arashi XD Either way I’m cool with the title.

      But the real deal is the unit songs! I’d love to hear an Ohmiya duet, or a unit song by Sho-Nino-Ohno :D

    • SsunShine

      That title ‘Untitled’ ._. Fandom goes crazy on these, but I’m already imagined members laughing on how extra our minds goes about this. They’ll probably be like, ‘Yo, it’s not that deep’. Kings offering new things everytime they come out with new album. Arashi is that group who always keeps me on edge whenever these little details comes out. I’m curious of what they are bringing this time. Never get bored liking them. Worth every pennies I use on their products.

    • I want to be relevant :(

      Ohno x sakurai colab plz but without sho’s cringey english🙏🏻

    • Uhhh, I just look forward to Aiba’s voice…..

    • Guest

      -its called a MEDLEY
      -its nothing new or exciting