Utada Hikaru to be featured in THE BACK HORN’s new single and to release new MV in a matter of hours!

If 2016 was the year in which Utada Hikaru came back from her hiatus and reestablished herself in the music industry, 2017 seems to be the year in which she will consolidate it! In the past hours, two announcements were released filling up the agenda of all fans, so keep an eye out on what is coming pretty soon! Firstly, she will be featured in THE BACK HORN‘s newest single, “Anata ga Matteru”. Secondly, a new Music Video is coming in a matter of hours! Check info about these two announcements just after the jump!

“Anata ga Matteru”, THE BACK HORN‘s newest single, which will be released on February 22th, will be available in two different editions, Regular CD and Limited CD+DVD. The 2-track CD will feature “Anata ga Matteru” and “Hajimari no Uta”, while the DVD will feature the MV for the leading track. Hikki has co-produced, co-written and co-arranged the song while also providing backing vocals and piano instrumental. It is also worthy of mention the fact that THE BACK HORN’s vocalist, Yamada Masashi, made an appearance on Utada Hikaru’s 2006 album “ULTRA BLUE” on “One Night Magic”.

But, as already mentioned, that’s not all! In the past hours, her staff discreetely announced via their official Twitter account the immediate release of a new MV, scheduled for the morning of January 19th (JST) coinciding with Utada Hikaru’s 34th birthday. While it hasn’t been officially revealed what song is going to receive the MV, the M-ON Music Video list for Utada Hikaru is already showing “Boukyaku featuring KOHH” as her newest Music Video, so it’s relatively safe to assume a cold shower of feels and pain is coming.

What do you think about these announcements? Eager of listening these two vocals in the same song, or “One Night Magic” wasn’t exactly your cup of tea? Is “Boukyaku” the best song to receive a new MV, or do you feel like another song from Fantôme would have fitted much better with a MV? Leave us your comments just below!

(via THE BACK HORN Official Site, U.Blog)

  • Comments

    • Miki

      Wow, I remember saying she’d never produce because she has no confidence in producing for anyone but her own voice. Interesting collab! Can’t wait to see the MV.

    • HyperMoot .

      Boukyaku is a gloomy song with sad lyrics and it’s really full of pain so I’m curious to watch what kind of video they’ll make out of this. The other possible choice was Ningyo as the song has been selected for an art exhibition in Roppongi in March (or May? can’t remember), and that one is not a joy ride either. However, the fact that those two are sad songs doesn’t bother me, being one of those who truly cherish Fantôme as a very valuable album (she literally gave us a slice of her heart), any of those will do.

      I’m glad she’s worked with Back Horn, I hope she’ll do more, produce, arrange and why not write for others. If she finds herself comfy with the music bizz and scene again, good!

      • hmm

        i would’ve rather seen something for michi but I guess they thought the CM alone would suffice for promo

    • Dalooshe

      I’m still not done feeling ecstatic about the fact that KOHH and Hikki collaborated together, and now an MV. Thank you loooord <33

    • honey girl

      The Good Sis is coming into 2017 ready to slay some more. Please let them both be in actual video and actually interact with each other throughout the entire thing. Also looking forward to TBH single then. I love One Nighy Magic so hopefully we get a similar bop.

      Hope we do get some more releases involving her this year. She doesn’t need to go another hiatus on us.

      • HyperMoot .

        she’s back for good, she made that clear in the September interviews !

      • Ash

        You’ll know if she’s going on hiatus when she releases Poppin’ 2

    • Damn

      34…holy shit. It seems like just yesterday people were freaking out about her being so young. Time fucking flieeesssss.

    • eplizo

      So excited for all this! I’m just so happy seeing her back and active as an artist.

    • HyperMoot .


    • Kokoro Ai

      I love The Back Horn and I like Utada so this is heaven :D