Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Utada Hikaru would be making her return to music this coming spring. Sources said that a new album would be released and that songs from the album would have high level tie-ins.
These rumors have proven to be false. Her father, Utada Teruzane, took to Twitter yesterday to dismiss these rumors. He said that she is still continuing with her hiatus, but that she is currently working on music.
Today, a statement was released on Utada’s official site by a label representative. It too denied the rumors. This statement also confirmed that she is working on new material, but that the production is not yet at a level where a release date can be announced. The statement finished by saying that when Utada does return, that it will be announced through her official site, as opposed to the media being the primary source.