Hikaru Utada is gearing up to digitally release their latest single, ‘Naniirodemonai Hana,’ on 12 February. This upcoming track, a mid-tempo piano ballad, is also poised to feature on their much-anticipated inaugural greatest hits album SCIENCE FICTION, set for release later this year.
In celebration of the new track, Utada commented, ‘It’s been a long time since I wrote such a candid love song; I hope it reaches anyone who feels afraid to believe in something.’
The song serves as the theme for Japan’s new TV series ‘The Gift of Your Heart (Kimi ga Kokoro wo Kureta kara),’ and part of the song was unveiled during the first episode’s premiere. Additionally, fans can check out a glimpse of ‘Naniirodemonai Hana’ in a special video of the show, unveiled on Fuji TV’s official YouTube channel.
Digital single ‘‘Naniirodemonai Hana’ – to be released on February 12 2024
Greatest hits album SCIENCE FICTION to be released in later 2024
Hikaru Utada SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024 – stay tuned for details
About Hikaru Utada
Since their debut on 9 December 1998, Hikaru Utada has achieved numerous remarkable milestones in their career.
Their debut single ‘Automatic/time will tell’ sold over two million copies, propelling them to become one of Japan’s top artists at 15. Just a few months later, their first album, First Love, shattered Japanese CD sales records that still stand unbroken today.
In 2022, their eighth album, BAD MODE, garnered high domestic and international praise and was crowned the best album of the year by the internationally renowned music media, Pitchfork.
The Netflix series ‘First Love,’ inspired by Utada’s eponymous single, achieved tremendous success in Japan and Asia.
On 9 December 2023, they celebrated their 25th anniversary since their major debut in unbelievable style, announcing the much-anticipated release of their inaugural greatest hits album SCIENCE FICTION, slated for 2024, as well as a nationwide tour, SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024.