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Utada Hikaru’s second single from EPIC Records, “Forevermore” is out for digital release TODAY(July 28th, 2017) ! “Forevermore” is the theme song for TBS network’s TV drama series, Gomen, Aishiteru (I’m sorry, I love you).
The music video is set for international release on August 10th on her VEVO YouTube account.
The video was directed by Jamie-James Medina. As a creator with numerous talents, he is a film director, photographer, and the founder of a record label. He is known for his artist photo of Jaime xx (The xx), photos of Lady Gaga, and directing the music video of “American Valhalla” by Iggy Pop. He has recently worked on the music video for the up-and-coming British musician Sampha’s “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”.
The video has been choreographed by the famous Fukiko Takase, from Company Wayne McGregor. Famous for her appearance as a dancer in commercials for Uniqlo, she has gained worldwide acclaim for her performance with Thom Yorke (Radiohead) in the music video for “Ingenue”, performed by his band Atoms For Peace. She is not only famous in her dancing, but also in her career as a choreographer.
Have you checked out the lyric website for her last single, “Oozora de Dakishimete”? “Forevermore” has just released a special lyric website to commemorate its release as well!
Similar to “Oozora de Dakishimete”, the web design fluctuates depending on which lyric of the song is mentioned the most on Twitter. Go see the website for yourself, to see how it’s changed from “Oozora de Dakishimete”; and tweet away to see your tweets design the website!
Born in New York, NY, Utada Hikaru released her debut single, “Automatic/Time Will Tell” on December 9th, 1998 at the young age of 16. It sold more than two million copies; instantly making her one of Japan’s top artists. Just a few months later, she released her first album “First Love”, which made record CD sales in Japan, which still remains unbroken. Every album she has released since then has topped charts, and in 2007, her single “Flavor of Life” set the world record in its number of downloads.
Her sixth studio album, “Fantome”, released in Sepember 2016. It achieved critical success worldwide, and her album stayed #1 on Oricon charts for four consecutive weeks; a first for Utada Hikaru. The album also ranked 3rd on the US iTunes chart. “Fantome” sold over a million copies, combining CD sales and digital sale. In March 2017, Utada Hikaru signed with EPIC Records Japan, a Sony Music label. “Oozora de Dakishimete” will be her first single from EPIC Records Japan.
DOWNLOAD “Forevermore” NOW FROM iTunes!
Utada Hikaru VEVO YouTube link (Video release date: August 10th)
Music Video Director Jamie-James Medina reference link
[Sampha “(No One Knows Me) Like The Piano”]
Music Video Choreographer Fukiko Takase reference link
[Atoms For Peace “Ingenue”]