Skip to main content

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. :)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Weekly Music Video

This week's video is Love Lies by  Khalid featuring Normani (from American girl group Fifth Harmony). Khalid (full name Khalid Donnell Robinson) is an American singer who started out by posting music to Soundcloud and then featured on Alina Baraz's single Electric in early 2016. He released his debut single Location in July 2016, which is one of his biggest hits to date. His debut album American Teen came out in March 2017.

Khalid's other singles include Young, Dumb & Broke. Love Lies and OTW with rappers/singers Ty Dolla $ign and 6LACK.

Love Lies was released on Valentine's Day (14th Feb) and is from soundtrack of  the American film Love, Simon. I've only seen the video in the last month though). It's the first single Normani has released outside of Fifth Harmony, who are currently on hiatus.



For more on Khalid visit these links:

Official site: https://khalidofficial.com/

Offical FB: https://www.facebook.com/thegreatkhalid/

Capital Xtra feature: http://www…

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant

Earlier this month I did a post on the new series of Teen Mom UK. At the end of of the post I mentioned that a new show had started in America called Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant. It's now due to start in the UK next week, so here's more about the programme. :)

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant is the latest in the Teen Mom franchise which started with the 2009 series 16 and Pregnant. It follows 5 girls- Ashely, Brianna, Kayla, Lexi and Jade. Their ages vary from 17 to 21.


Lexi Tatman

The clip of Lexi was the first one I saw. She's 17 and  a cheerleader from Colorado. Her baby son's father is Kyler Lopez and she split-up with him before finding out she was pregnant. When you see Lexi cheerleading while pregnant it reminds me of Farrah Abraham (from Teen Mom OG) in her 16 and Pregnant episode!

Here are Lexi's social media links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lexi_tatman

Instagram: http://www.thepictaram.club/instagram/achually


Brianna Jaramillo

Brianna is 18 and  lives in W…

So Sharp: Dance Squad

So Sharp: Dance Squad is an American reality TV series about the University of Louisville Ladybird Dance Team run by Todd Sharp. It's set in Louisville, Kentucky. As you'll know if you follow this blog, I'm a fan of dance reality shows such as Dance Moms and Bring It! So I was interested when So Sharp started in the UK a few weeks ago.

Todd is head coach along with Sheryl Knight, a former Ladybird herself. Todd has also coached the Floyd Central Dazzlers. The team have won 15 national championships so far.

As with the other dance reality shows, there's a lot of drama! Marissa Hall is close to Todd and describes him as like a father to her. She is considered one if the best dancers and her close relationship with Todd rubs some people up the wrong way, particularly Michelle Carpenter. Rose Crombie is one of Marissa's main rivals but according to the Decidr article about the team (see below) they're close. Gabrielle Iannone struggles sometimes with the choreograp…