Awesome City Club release their new digital mini-album close:to

Awesome City Club released their new digital mini-album close:to on Wednesday, March 13. All of the songs have been used in collaboration projects, including hikari,the theme song for the Wednesday drama series Nursing Aide At Your Side currently airing on Nippon Television in Japan.

The mini-album close:to includes several songs with the theme of “you and me”, so the spelling of the title is intended to reflect the closeness of the band and the listener.

However, using Japanese wordplay, the title is pronounced “closet”, as each song is like a beloved item of clothing that the band have stored carefully in a wardrobe.

The mini-album compiles Awesome City Club’s tracks following their fourth full-length album Get Set, released in 2022.

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1. hikari (Nippon Television Wednesday drama Nursing Aide At Your Side theme song)
2. Iolite (TBS Tuesday drama ‘Kissing the Ring Finger’ insert song)
4. Setting Sail ~MODERN LOVE • TOKYO~ (Amazon Original drama Modern Love Tokyo theme song)
5. yume yume yume (Amazon Original drama Modern Love Tokyo episode 7)
6. Good Morning (TV Asahi Good! Morning theme song)

In April, Awesome City Club will celebrate its ninth anniversary with its first solo concert tour in two years, Awesome Talks—One Man Show 2024. The tour starts with a show at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA in Tokyo on Friday, April 19, followed by a show at Sankei Hall Breeze in Osaka on Sunday, April 21.

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About Awesome City Club

Awesome City Club Promo

Formed in 2013, Awesome City Club is a Japanese band with male and female twin vocals.

They released their first mini-album, ‘Awesome City Tracks’, in April 2015, which ranked at No.1 on the iTunes Rock Chart. Since then, they have released multiple albums that defy genre boundaries.

In 2021, the band members appeared in the movie We Made a Beautiful Bouquet and released the spinoff song Wasurena, streamed over 1.1 billion times across various streaming platforms and related videos.

The same year, they won an Excellent Work Award at the 63rd Japan Record Awards, followed by their debut appearance on NHK’s prestigious year-end music show, ‘72nd NHK Kouhaku Uta Gassen’.

Awesome City Club released their fourth full-length album, Get Set, in March 2022. In the fall of that year, they received acclaim for Setting Sail ~MODERN LOVE • TOKYO~, their theme song for the Amazon Original drama Modern Love Tokyo, as well as the song yume yume yume for the seventh episode of the same series.

In April 2023, they released Iolite, written as an insert song for the TBS Tuesday drama Kissing the Ring Finger. Their recent hit hikari was selected as the theme song for the Nippon Television Wednesday drama Nursing Aide At Your Side which began airing in January 2024.

As Awesome City Club evolves, they continue to take on new challenges, growing both as a band and as individuals.

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