Utada Hikaru (宇多田光) fans rejoice! Your favourite J-pop idol is making her music comeback very soon.
The upcoming music project will mark Utada’s 6th Japanese album, and 9th studio album overall. It has been almost a decade since she released “This Is the One” back in 2009, before taking a long hiatus in 2010.
During her extended break, the singer released 3 songs, tied the knot with Italian bartender Francesco Calliano in 2014, and gave birth to a baby boy just last year (3rd July 2015). Although not much has been revealed about the currently untitled album, it has been confirmed that the 3 previous released singles will be included in the record.
The press released reads:
“Utada Hikaru’s first original full album in 8 years is finally taking shape! The tracklisting will include “Hanataba Wo Kimini” (title tune of NHK drama serial “Toto Nee-Chan: Fatherly Sister”), “Manatsu No Tooriame” (theme song of Nippon Television “NEWS ZERO”) and “Sakura Nagashi” (the single that came out digitally in November 2012 as the theme song of “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo”). These 3 songs will be made available on CD for the first time, and all of the other on the album will be newly written works.”
Welcome back, Hikki. You’ve been missed!
Utada Hikaru’s 6th full-length Japanese-language album will be released on 28th September 2016.