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alan – Natsukashi Mirai ~longing future~
June 13, 2008, 6:11 pm
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alan’s third single, “Natsukashi Mirai ~longing future~” will be released July 2nd. It was used as the theme to NHK’s Save the Future theme song.

The song is, yes, another beautiful power ballad from alan, but it’s a bit more upbeat than her previous singles. Like her debut, the song uses her unique Tibetan vocals at parts, and, yes, features the erhu! The song was produced by famed produce Sakamoto Ryuichi (the guy who did “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”, you know?).

The PV is gorgeous this time and looks like it has a higher budget than her first two PVs – not that those weren’t pretty decent for an avex artist already! I also really like the covers this time. Hopefully, the quality treatment of this single along with the tie-in with NHK will make this single more successful.

The single features two b-sides. One is a new original song called “Seed of Green,” a ballad that is keeping up with the save the environment theme of this single. The other is a choir version of “Natsukashi Mirai ~longing future~.” The choir version doesn’t seem to feature alan’s vocals, but it’s a nice twist on the song.


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