Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: January 18, 2022 at 14:29 PHT (GMT+8)
Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada is giving fans a treat for her upcoming birthday, tomorrow, January 19. She will be releasing her eighth studio album Bad Mode digitally tomorrow (on Spotify), January 19, and physically on Feb. 23, 2022.
In addition, Utada will also be holding an online concert called Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios, tomorrow, Jan. 19, 2022 (see below for detailed schedule and concert ticket links).
Bad Mode Album Information
The album contains songs highly recognized in anime, such as One Last Kiss (theme song for the 2021 anime film Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time) and Pink Blood (theme song for the 2021 anime To Your Eternity).
The full track list is as follows:
BAD MODE **
Kimini Muchuu (main theme for TBS Friday Night Drama Saiai) **
One Last Kiss (theme song for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time) **
PINK BLOOD (main theme for anime series To Your Eternity) **
Time (main theme for NTV Sunday Drama Bishoku Tantei Akechi Goro) **
Kibunja Naino (Not In The Mood)
Darenimo Iwanai (SUNTORY Tennensui CM Song)
Find Love (featured in Shiseido's Global Campaign "POWER IS YOU")
Face My Fears (Japanese Version) / Hikaru Utada & Skrillex (opening theme for action role-playing game Kingdom Hearts Ⅲ)
Somewhere Near Marseilles
**Has music videos in the limited edition version of the album
Beautiful World (Da Capo Version) (theme song for Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time)
Kireina Hito (Find Love)
Face My Fears (English Version) / Hikaru Utada & Skrillex (opening theme for action role-playing game Kingdom Hearts Ⅲ)
Face My Fears (A.G. Cook Remix)
For the physical release in February, the regular CD will cost JPY 3,300 (with tax) while the limited edition will retail for JPY 6,800 (inclusive of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray, plus tax). The limited edition also includes an original postcard plus the concert Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios (with behind the scenes footage).
Click here for the pre-order of the physical CD.
The online concert Hikaru Utada Live Sessions from Air Studios will be available starting tomorrow, Jan. 19, 2022 7:00 pm (JST) until Jan. 23, 2022 11:59 pm (JST).
At the concert, Utada will unveil the full version of the Bad Mode music video. For now, here's the short version as a teaser!
For viewers outside Japan, tickets to Utada's concert are available on the following platforms:
Ticket Purchase: https://ib.eplus.jp/hikaruutada_airstudios
For more info: https://eplus.jp/ib-inquiry/
Available in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
Ticket Purchase: https://intl.stagecrowd.live/hikaruutada_0119/
For more info: https://intl.stagecrowd.live/inquiry_hikaruutada_0119/
Available in: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, South Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
For more info: https://link.bilibili.com/p/help/index#/contact
Available in: Mainland China
But wait, there's more! Utada fans can also look forward to the vinyl edition of Bad Mode which will go on sale starting Apr. 27, 2022. Previous albums on vinyl such as First Love, Distance, and Deep River will go on sale once more on Mar. 10, 2022.
Source: Official Press Release, Sony Music Philippines