!!!!! New Single !!!!!

According to Neowing & CD Japan, 中森明菜 will be releasing a new single on 7 Dec 2005!!!

But er…. why is the title "落花流水"??

The first thing that came to my mind is "谁被谁打到落花流水"?? Seiko 被 Akina 打到落花流水?! Keekee…..

Anyway, "落花流水" will be the theme song for テレビ東京 Spring drama 「天下騒乱 徳川三代の陰謀」. And Akina will re-record 「DESIRE-情熱-」 and place it as the coupling number.

Talking about 「DESIRE-情熱-」, look at 宮沢りえ‘s dressing at the press conference for Fuji TV autumn special, 「女の一代記>」. She played the leading role for 「瀬戸内寂聴~出家とは生きながら死ぬこと」.

Do you see what I observed?

Kimono with boots… A turtle neck inside her kimono….
Well….. it’s so~~~ similar to 中森明菜さんの「DESIREー情熱ー」 image~

Now to some tibits on this single:

(1) 中森明菜さん’s staffs wanted to put 「DESIREー情熱ー」 as the side-B number. It was 中森明菜さん who convinced them that it should be a side-A song.

(2) The staffs were also against the idea of kimono. They thought kimono is too old-fashioned to create any impact. Well… they are dead wrong~~~ I remembered "夜のヒットスタジオ" had a special segment on female artistes singing in kimono. 山口百恵 and 柏原芳恵 were among the artistes being featured.

dannybunny

Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

15 thoughts on “!!!!! New Single !!!!!

  1. Wow! Such good news for a change!! Drama theme song!! Yeah! The title sounds very “su qi”, and that is why she shot it in such “ancient” and “religious” surroundings. Who is starring in the drama? Kimura? Wasn’t he going to star in some period drama next year?

    As for “Desire”, it shows that Akina has taste … but “La Boheme” would have been an equally good choice. She usually has good taste and suffers lapses once in a while … like “Solitude” …

  2. Ok. I just saw the link to the drama! I don’t like period dramas, so I don’t think I will be watching it. Is it a one off show for 10 hours? That was a little difficult to understand? It also looks like it is shown in the afternoon on a Wednesday. Maybe the housewives will watch it?

  3. No la~~~ one of the leading actor for 「天下騒乱 徳川三代の陰謀」is 中村獅童. He’s the actor for the movie version of 「いま、会いにゆきます」

  4. OMG! YEAH!!!!!!

    She will be releasing her new single, just a day after my bday *ahem*. Heehee..

    This marks my first single listening session with the VAMPires. So looking forward to it!

    HUrray to the Jpop Queen! o(^.^)v

  5. Well, it’s your delated birthday present and my early birthday present. Ha! Ha!

    At least, I think the title is more sophisticated than Seiko’s new album. Well, all I can say is that she has improved to “Under The Beautiful Stars” and it is apparently an album of love ballads. Hopefully, she doesn’t adopt another “kar que que” (legs apart) skanky look for her cover.

    I wonder if Akina will don another kimono for this cover or will she just use the gold outfit?

  6. Sorry for rambling here. Thanks for the tip, Hamu. I think 中村獅童 is better looking than Kimura chan, so there’s hope for the aunties! Ha! Ha!

  7. this is wonderful news and most well-timed. what a clever move for Kouhaku! BUT, NO MORE GIM GIM PLEASE!!! Jamez, you very suay chwee later scully she decked from head to toe in gold then HOW!!!??? i will cry…

  8. oh dear~~~ then she will have outperformed her own 貘皮 look man!!!
    Anyway, 中村獅童 & 木村拓也 have different clout la. But I would say 中村獅童 is more repectable in the sense that he is a kabuki actor ^^

  9. I was just thinking about the promotional video that she shot and the photos that were shown in the newsletter. All “kim kim” one what. What I hope is no “shalada …”

    Let’s speculate on the songwriter. Who would use such “chim chim” kanji. There’s one person that springs into mind. I hope it is 中島みゆき.

  10. my late post…I was stuck in school for project the whole of yesterday…and I only get to know about this news just today.. I missed the “shock”!!!! anyway, good to hear about this…and Desire as a SIDE B is definitely a good marketing move to ensure Akina will appear on Kouhaku this year!! yeah~~ the new song…maybe it would be like 二人静?期待!

  11. OMG another version of DESIRE?

    and if it’s really a 中島みゆき song, i think i may have to faint.

  12. according to rumours on the Minoru BBS, the side A song is written by these people:

    「落花流水」
    作詞:松本隆、作曲:林田健司、編曲:坂本昌之

    however, this is unconfirmed as this stage. So DJ Suzy, pls dun faint!! haha~~

    I think this title is meant to suit the drama and in fact, if you read from a Japanese language point of view, it sounds very scenic, got water and flower..hahain the japanese context and not in the mandarin context…

    well, anything is better than nothing..

    of course lar, Faithway should update this news first leh~~ they claimed in their site now that they will only released CONFIRMED news…well…

  13. actually, even in chinese, it makes poetic sense, if there was a comma in between, Luo Hua, and Liu Shui. =)

    Suzy – yours is good faint or bad faint? hahaha.

    i wouldn’t mind if it’s a Miyuki composition. pretty good ‘cos she hasn’t done one by her. and i like 松本隆!

  14. I wonder if Ranbi likes 松本隆 too? I don’t mind him but I don’t really pay attention to lyrics, I don’t really care that much. All I know is that he used to write many songs for Seiko, hence … Is that why you like him?

    When he wrote for Seiko, they were mostly sunny girlie songs, and I think he only wrote for one Momoe single … another chim chim title … one of Hamu’s fav “愛染橋”.

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