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New Koda Kumi and Namie Amuro Songs

Two of my favourite Japanese singers Koda Kumi and Namie Amuro are bringing out new albums. Well, Koda Kumi has already released hers this month,  her 12th album WALK OF MY LIFE came out on 18th March. Namie Amuro is set to release her 11th/12th album (sources differ) _genic on 10th June.*

Koda is celebrating her 15th anniversary this year (she debuted in December 2000 with the single Take Back). I'd like to have WALK OF MY LIFE as a late birthday present and I also might buy _genic in the future, I'll listen to an album preview first, if I can .

I planned to feature some of their new songs on here but there aren't many from Namie's _genic yet since it's not out till June, so I'll post a slightly older Namie song as well.

 Please note that both Koda and Namie's record company Avex don't tend to post many full videos or audios, so the songs aren't the full versions.

Update 14/9/18: Avex videos are now blocked from being shown on third party applications. If you click on the videos you can watch them fine on YouTube. :)


Koda Kumi


First up is Kumi's MONEY IN MY BAG:







And then the trailer for Dance In The Rain:






Also here's the TV spot for WALK OF MY LIFE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jwY3fs1r4A




 Namie Amuro

Note: This one works on the blog.

This is SWEET KISSES which was on the BRIGHTER DAY single and released last November.





Update 14/9/18: Below video is no longer available. :(


And here is Stranger (it's a teaser from _genic, on repeat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU4yKdfv4nM 



This is the teaser spot video. Unfortunately it'd only 15 seconds long! But on the upside Genic sounds good!






Namie also featured on Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai's single I'm Not Yours which came out February. I don't know Jolin; will check more of her music out. Watch the video for I'm Not Yours here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7wRb9adQUc



That's all for now. When I come across more new Namie songs from the upcoming album I'll do another post. :)


Do you like these songs? Have you bought/are planning to buy either album?




*These are the Japanese release dates. The albums are released in other Asian countries around the same time and you can buy them from www.yesasia.com. If you'd prefer a digital version you can also purchase some Japanese releases from iTunes. I didn't think they used to be as easily available on iTunes UK but I just checked and they have quite a lot of Koda and Namie music now, so presumably _genic will also be available to buy there. :)

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