SCANDAL releases new album “YELLOW”, their first all self-produced album!
A new original album is released right before another world tour and the band will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary on August 21st!
Barely days after completing their domestic arena tour, SCANDAL – one of Japan’s strongest all-female forces in rock – have announced the international release of upcoming seventh album, YELLOW. The 13-track record is their first to be entirely self-produced, and will be released in the US on 4 March 2016 through iTunes, ahead of the band’s tenth anniversary and second world tour. SCANDAL burst out of Japan and completed their first world tour in the spring of 2015, playing an impressive 41 solo shows across nine countries.
YELLOW covers a lot of ground, exploring SCANDAL’s usual upbeat pop-rock style, combined with touches of SKA, heavy rock and punk. It includes recent singles “Sisters” and “Stamp!”; the latter of which was written and composed by guitarist MAMI while on tour outside of Japan, both songs making it into the weekly top ten of Japan’s Oricon chart. The album also features “Chiisana Honoo”, the theme song from their world tour DVD, which is the first time the song has been available on physical or digital formats, as well as a re-recording of “Your Song” from previous album HELLO WORLD, now featuring full English vocals.
SCANDAL has hit Japan’s music industry running, and hasn’t stopped since. With their fresh, upbeat take on pop-rock they were able to win the award of “Best New Artist Award” at the Japan Record Award while they were still teenagers. Since then, all six of their studio albums have reached the top five of the national album charts and they continue to be well loved at home and abroad. In fact, they are so influential amongst girls in Japan that there have been battle of the band competitions for the last four years consisting solely of SCANDAL cover-bands.
With the release of YELLOW, this bright band’s future is looking ever brighter!
1. Room No.7
2. Stamp! (21st single)
3. LOVE ME DO
4. Morning sun (“Neko nanka Yundemo Konai” movie theme song)
5. Sunday Drive
6. Konya Wa Pizza Party
7. Heaven Na Kibun
10. Sisters (22nd single)
11. Happy Birthday
12. Chiisana Honoo (World Tour Documentary Movie Theme song)
BONUS TRACK Your song –English ver.-
With the tag line “Japan’s most powerful all-girl rock band” and having their first 41-show solo world tour in success, there’s no question about SCANDAL being a product of the burgeoning world’s show biz scene.
An upbeat teen pop-rock with the additional gimmick of lead vocals split between all four members of the group, SCANDAL has received the Best New Artist Award of the Japan Record Award and all of their albums to hit top 5 of the Japan’s national chart.
Formed in 2006, toured overseas straight away, participating in the Japan Nite U.S. tour 2008 and playing Sakura-Con in Seattle, as well as shows in France and Taiwan.
In March 2012 had a successful performance Nippon Budokan with unusual speed, now in January 2015 they kicked off their biggest national hall tour along with their first world tour of 41 shows in 9 countries in the US, France, UK, Hong Kong, and Taiwan with a turnout of 70,000 audiences.
The quartet is leading the Japanese girl band scene in terms of music, looks, and characters which makes them take copy band contest place for their 4th time.
In 2016, just announcing an another world tour, the all-girl group is surely taking the world by storm!!
World tour info
Hong Kong (6/9) Star Hall
Taiwan (6/11) ATT show box