alan’s next single “Gunjou no Tani” (Ultramarine Valley) will be released on February 2nd; this will be her last single preceeding her upcoming as yet untitled album. The song was originally written for the victims of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. And no, I did not get lazy with the images – this is the first alan single to not have two different covers for the limited and regular editions.
alan’s fourth single representing fire in her elements series, “Red Cliff ~Shin Sen~“, will be released October 15th. This Japanese version of the song was used in the Japanese release of the John Woo movie Red Cliff.
Well, talk about being really late about releases now that I’m mostly computer-less: alan releases her wind single “Kaze no Tegami” tomorrow, and I just heard it today.
One of the first things that struck me about this single was that the cover was gorgeous. No more of that one eye open, one eye close thing in the same pose – instead we get two gorgeous poses alan in a beautiful layered dress – it’s definitely an improvement.
alan’s single “Sora Uta” will be released August 13; it is the second in her series of five singles that focus on Chinese elements.
Before I say anything else – five Chinese elements, seriously? I totally didn’t get that just looking at the releases, and listening to/watching Natsukashi Mirai, I didn’t figure out. It’s actually a little cheesy. But thankfully, avex paired these releases with gorgeous photoshoots, videos, and songs (so far), and this gives alan more promotion, so why not.
Filed under: alan, Japan, Jpop, Otsuka Ai, Perfume, Television, Yanawaraba | Tags: Save the Future
NHK is launching its Save the Future campaign to raise awareness for global warming. For three days, June 6 to 8, there will be different types of programming on the channel all relating to the issue.
Following the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, China, alan is releasing an impromptu single “Shiawase no Kane ” with a Chinese version, “Ai Jiu Shi Shou” (Love are Hands). It is only available online at internet music retailers; proceeds for the song will be donated to the Chinese Red Cross for the disaster relief.