Shinichi Osawa is releasing a new album under the name MONDO GROSSO! The album is titled “Nandodemo Atarashiku Umareru” and is set for release on June 7. This will be the first new MONDO GROSSO album since June 2003’s “Next Wave.” “Nandodemo Atarashiku Umareru” is the first MONDO GROSSO album completely in Japanese.
“Nandodemo Atarashiku Umareru” features many collaborations, of which only some have been revealed. This new album sees MONDO GROSSO working with bird for the first time since their 2000 single “LIFE”, which is MONDO GROSSO’s biggest hit. Their new song is titled “TIME.” In addition to lending her vocals to the song, bird also wrote the song’s lyrics. INO hidefumi features on “Maigo no Asuturunauta”, with lyrics by Miyazawa Kazufumi, formerly of THE BOOM. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra’s Yanaka Atsushi wrote the lyrics for “Labyrinth”, which features vocals by Mitsushima Hikari.
MONDO GROSSO recently released a lyric video for “Labyrinth”, and has now released a “planet video” for the song “Wakusei Tantra.” It isn’t known who the singer or the lyrcist for the song is though. Check out both videos below, along with the cover of “Nandodemo Atarashiku Umareru”!