On June 7, MONDO GROSSO will release his first new album in 14 years, “Nandodemo Atarashiku Umareru.” It’s already revealed that the album’s guests include Mitsushima Hikari, bird, and Nogizaka46’s Asuka Saito, but the full credits for the album have now been released.
MONDO GROSSO and UA will reunite for the song “Haru wa Towa ni Mezameru (Ver.2)”, which UA wrote the lyrics for. They previously worked together on the song “Hikari” on MONDO GROSSO’s 2003 album “NEXT WAVE.”
MONDO GROSSO was looking for a new singer on FaceBook, when an acquitance sent him the information of a housewife named Shimoju Kaori. She does the vocals on the song “GOLD”, which was written by bird and Shinichi Osawa.
There are also bonus tracks available on different streaming services. Apple Music and iTunes features the first version of the UA collaboration “Haru wa Towa ni Mezameru.” Ohashi Trio lends his vocals to the AWA bonus track “TURN IT UP.” On Spotify, the bonus track is the ACO collaboration “KEMURI.”
Check out the album’s updated tracklist and and two new video below!
1. TIME (vocals & lyrics: bird)
2. 春はトワに目覚める (Ver.2) (Haru wa Towa ni Mezameru (Ver.2)) (vocals & lyrics: UA)
3. ラビリンス (Labyrinth) (vocals: Mitsushima Hikari / lyrics: Yanaka Atsushi (Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra))
4. 迷子のアストゥルナウタ (Maigo no Asuturunauta) (vocals: INO hidefumi / lyrics: Miyazawa Kazufumi (formerly of THE BOOM))
5. 惑星タントラ (Wakusei Tantra) (vocals: Asuka Saito (Nogizaka46) / lyrics: Tica•α (Etsuko Yakushimaru))
6. SOLITARY (vocals & lyrics: Owada Kei)
7. ERASER (vocals: Futagami Annu / lyrics: Futagami Annu & Shinichi Osawa)
8. SEE YOU AGAIN (vocals: Kick a Show / lyrics: Kick a Show & Shinichi Osawa)
9. late night blue (vocals & lyrics: YUKA (moumoon))
10. GOLD (vocals: Shimoju Kaori / lyrics: bird & Shinichi Osawa)
11. 応答せよ (Oto Seyo) (vocals: Etsuko Yakushimaru / lyrics: Tica•α (Etsuko Yakushimaru))
・惑星タントラ (Wakusei Tantra)
・SEE YOU AGAIN
Recording of “Haru wa Towa ni Mezameru” with UA