Avex has assembled a lineup of their rising stars to create REVIVE ‘EM ALL 2020, a music unit that celebrates the glory years of the iconic Japanese music label.
The compilation album includes Beverly, FAKY, FEMM, lol, Yup’in and Kalen Anzai performing a new group track, as well as covers of globe, DA PUMP, hitomi, Every Little Thing, TRF, Nanase Aikawa, and m-flo.
The group track is titled “CAN’T STOP THIS!!” and interpolates 1995 instrumental track “CAN’T UNDO THIS!!“ by techno musician MAXIMIZOR.
This release ties into upcoming TV Asahi/Ameba TV drama “M Aisubeki Hito ga Ite”, based on Ayumi Hamasaki’s astronomical rise to fame. Originally written as a dramatized biographical novel by Komatsu Narumi, the drama stars Kalen Anzai as Ayumi Hamasaki, with Miura Shohei playing her love interest and producer Masa (based on avex CEO Max Matsuura).
Fictionalized portrayals of hit Avex acts will make appearances in the new drama, played by the agency’s current acts. Da-iCE‘s Wada Hayate and FAKY‘s Hina will play members of the trio “OTF” (based on Every Little Thing), lol will portray a group “USG” (based on TRF), and yup’in will play rock diva “Saeki Maki” (based on Aikawa Nanase).
This release follows up and adds upon avex’s 2018 throwback compilation titled “90S & NEW REVIVAL”, a digital album that saw lol, Hitomi Kaji, FEMM, Beverly, Yup’in, and FAKY covering the ’90s hits of TRF, hitomi, globe, Nanase Aikawa, and DA PUMP.
“avex revival trax” Tracklist
01.「CAN’T STOP THIS!!」
REVIVE‘EM ALL 2020（Beverly / FAKY / FEMM / lol / Yup’in / Kalen Anzai）revived MAXIMIZOR「CAN’T UNDO THIS!!」
02.「FACES PLACES」 feat. SCHNELL from SOLIDEMO
Beverly revived globe「FACES PLACES」
03.「Feelin’Good -It’s PARADISE- Retake Version」
FAKY revived DA PUMP「Feelin’Good -It’s PARADISE-」
FEMM revived hitomi「CANDY GIRL」
05.「Deatta Koro no You ni」
Hina from FAKY revived Every Little Thing「Deatta Koro no You ni」
06.「EZ DO DANCE」
lol revived TRF「EZ DO DANCE」
07.「BOY MEETS GIRL」
lol revived TRF「BOY MEETS GIRL」
08.「Yumemiru Shoujo ja Irarenai」
Yup’in revived Nanase Aikawa「Yumemiru Shoujo ja Irarenai」
Yup’in revived Nanase Aikawa「Koigokoro」
10.「come again」feat. CAELAN from INTERSECTION
Kalen Anzai revived m-flo「come again」
The drama “M: Ai Subeki Hito ga Ite” premieres April 18, while the compilation album “avex revival trax” goes on sale on May 13th.