On June 17, Kou Shibasaki will release her first cover album. It is titled “Kou Utau.” The album will have 15 tracks. It sees her covering a range of acts, from Miyuki Nakajima and Makihara Noriyuki to Tokyo Jihen and Gesu no Kiwami Otome. She also covers a song by her frequent collaborator Masaharu Fukuyama. Some of the songs on the album were requested by fans via Twitter.
The album will come in a Limited Edition and a Regular Edition. The Limited Edition will have a “Poetry & Visual Book.” In this book, there will be photographs by Ayako Mogi and poetry by Kou.
There will be a free paper distributed with the album as a bonus. It will have an interview with Kou. The free paper will be available at several TSUTAYA stores. Those stores are the Daikanyama and Roppongi stores in Tokyo, the Shonan store in Kanagawa Prefecture, the Hakodate store on Hokkaido, and the Tenjin Station store in Fukuoka. It will also be available at several online stores, including Tower Records, HMV, TSUTAYA, Neowing, and Seven Net, for those who pre-order before the album’s release.
Check out the album’s covers and tracklist after the jump!
1. 若者のすべて (フジファブリック) (Fujifabric – Wakamono no Subete)
2. ただ泣きたくなるの (中山美穂) (Nakayama Miho -Tada Nakitaku Naru no)
3. 素直 (槇原敬之) (Makihara Noriyuki – Sunao)
4. 桜坂 (福山雅治) (Masaharu Fukuyama – Sakurazaka)
5. めちゃくちゃに泣いてしまいたい (工藤静香) (Shizuka Kudo – Mechakucha ni Naite Shimaitai)
6. 朝日の誓い (熊木杏里) (Kumaki Anri – Kaze to Nagi)
7. だけど僕は (ゲスの極み乙女。) (Gesu no Kiwami Otome. – Dakedo Boku wa)
8. アイ (秦基博) (Hata Motohiro – Ai)
9. Raining (Cocco)
10. 私生活 (東京事変) (Tokyo Jihen – Shiseikatsu)
11. 笑顔を探して (辛島美登里) (Karashima Midori – Egao wo Sagashite)
12. 虹と太陽の丘 (ぴよぴよ) (Piyo Piyo – Niji to Taiyou no Oka)
13. きみはぼくのともだち (太田裕美) (Ota Hiromi – Kimi wa Tomodachi)
14. 糸 (中島みゆき) (Miyuki Nakajima – Ito)
15. 未来へ (Kiroro) (Kiroro – Mirai e)