Official J-pop News

Electronic, FEMM, J-pop -

Japanese mannequin rap duo FEMM release new single 'Keep It Cool' today. The track flirts with elements of UK garage, 2-step and has a fresh, jazzy take on future bass. Following on from FEMM's recent dance releases 'Come&Go', 'Peach' and 'Dead Of Night', the track is accompanied by a music video set in the virtual city of New Tokyo in the year 20XX. The single is available now to download, stream and add to playlists now and its music video is available to watch below: FEMM's biting breakthrough girls' anthem 'Fxxk Boyz Get Money' went viral in 2014 and caught...

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Anime Music, J-pop, Sumire Uesaka -

Quirky Japanese pop singer Sumire Uesaka has today released the title track to brilliant new single EASY LOVE. The song is the opening theme to new anime series Don't Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro, which begins in April and stars Uesaka as the voice of its titular character Ms. Nagatoro. The full six-track EASY LOVE release, Uesaka’s 11th single to date, will be available to download and stream from 16:00 GMT on 20 April, 2021. EASY LOVE sees Sumire Uesaka pen the lyrics with popular lyricist Kyasu Morizuki (Orange Charamel, Do As Infinity, AAA) collaborate to capture "the fluttering heart...

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Electronic, FEMM, J-pop -

With a combination of deathly cool and dark humour, Japanese mannequin rap duo FEMM have found fans among teenagers and influencers around the world. This highly artistic duo have adopted cutting-edge dance, mixed-reality XR technology and 3D avatars to create ground-breaking videos with avant-garde beauty that have been highly acclaimed in the United States and Europe. FEMM have released their brand-new single Sugar Rush's breath-taking music video today, which premiered via Notion Magazine. Sugar Rush refers to becoming stuck in the perilously sweet molasses of love, losing all grip on reason and rationality – it's a love song, but a...

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Electronic, J-pop, J-rock, SCANDAL -

Timeless Japanese pop-rock band SCANDAL begin their 15th anniversary year with new single 'eternal', available digitally worldwide from 3 March, 2021. The release will be supported overseas with a limited-edition (100 copies!!) tape cassette from London's JPU Records, featuring two tracks and lyric translations. Both physical and digital versions of the SCANDAL single are available to pre-order from today. UPDATE: the limited edition cassette has sold out ahead of the release date. 'eternal' sees the band join forces with long-time SCANDAL producer Satori Shiraishi to create an innovative, festival anthem fitting for a 15th anniversary. Shiraishi has worked with SCANDAL...

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Anime Music, BACK-ON, J-pop, J-rock -

BACK-ON, one of the most popular Japanese rock bands overseas, will celebrate their 15th anniversary with self-cover best album FLIP SOUND, out digitally on 17 February worldwide. A special two-disc international edition of the album will be released from London's JPU Records in April, boasting lyric translations, transliterations and content from BACK-ON available on a physical format for the first time. FLIP SOUND will feature 15 of BACK-ON's biggest and most recognised global hits re-recorded, giving new and old fans the chance to hear classic tunes reborn with a modern edge. It will include their anime anthem STRIKE BACK, which...

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