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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.

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:

 Namie Amuro

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

And here is Stranger (it's a teaser from _genic, on repeat): 

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:

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 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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