OMFG!!! just heard a preview clip and Akina’s “DIVA” (a track Akina is greatly pleased with) sounds like a mega cross-breed of Britney, Madonna, & Namie Amuro!
She sounds as different as she looks on the cover, and suddenly the cover makes sense! the album is produced by a “popular overseas creative team” (no names released yet) the recording was apparently extremely difficult for Akina, and we can expect alot of English. i hope she pronounces them correctly and no more “NORS WEARS SOUSEN EAS” but judging from the preview clip, the woman has been practising hard!! Song titles look mega tempting, what with “X Lady”, “With”, “Give Take”… – reminds me of Femme Fatale!!
This is definitely a new sound from Akina, very current, and now I can’t wait for more. 脫胎換骨！！
the album is going to carry a varied range, including R&B, Dance, new experimental “high tempo” remixes, and “emotional track numbers”, Here’s the tracklisting for the limited edition press:
01. GIVE TAKE
03. thinking of you
06. X lady
10. Going home
01. DIVA -michitomo remix-
02. Heartache -michitomo remix-
the 2 remixes will be done by a Japanese photographer + musician (composer, arranger, producer, remixer) – Michitomo. here’s his website and here are some of his works. if the remix he did for Big Bang’s “Candle” is anything to go by, i’m having it my way – club, disco, dance!! the limited press also includes a remix of a song not available on the normal press “Heartache”. which leaves me thinking – is she going to release “Heartache” as a single? finally, a limited edition worth buying without batting an eyelid!
Akina, if you’re reading this – thank you for stalking our blog, and thank you for giving us what we want! LOVE YA!!!! good luck with the opening show tonight!
question: why are the remixes on a DVD and not CD? is she going to have MV for them? i very scared now…
For those who can’t preview the clip, I’ve made a video. enjoy!