Nakashima Mika has recently revealed the details for the new concept album, “RELAXIN’. » The album is described as a “healing collection”, and will be released on March 4th in two versions.
The concept of the album is to have a selection of remixes along with relaxing music picked from Mika’s discography. Poems that have been written by the singer herself will also be included – read by Mika herself, as well as many of her past released songs can be found in different arrangements and remixes.
The limited edition comes with a DVD and a separate photobook.
1. relaxin’ with MIKA #1
2. 桜色舞うころ feat. 溝口肇 (Sakurairo Mau Koro feat. Hajime Mizoguchi)
3. relaxin’ with MIKA #2
4. 初恋 (acoustic ver.) (Hatsukoi)
5. relaxin’ with MIKA #3
6. 雪の華 (silent) (Yuki no Hana)
7. relaxin’ with MIKA #4
8. Over Load (Hidefumi Kenmochi Remix)
9. relaxin’ with MIKA #5
10. AMAZING GRACE (’05)
11. relaxin’ with MIKA #6
12. 一番綺麗な私を (Reggae Disco Rockers Remix)(Ichiban Kirei na Watashi wo)
13. relaxin’ with MIKA #7
14. Memory feat. DAISHI DANCE
15. relaxin’ with MIKA #8
16. 接吻 (Dennis Bovell Lovers Dub #2) (Seppun)
17. relaxin’ with MIKA #9
18. A MIRACLE FOR YOU (2011)
19. relaxin’ with MIKA #10
20. aroma (live)
1. Making of 一万人の雪の華 (Ichimanin no Yuki no Hana)
Singer Mika Nakashima (31) has started a national tour (29 places for a total of 31 performances) today, Jan 25th in Harmony Hall Zama (Kanagawa Prefecture)
After marriying Kunihiro Shimizu (28), a volleyball player from Osaka in December 25th, this was Nakashimas’s national tour opening. The singer received her marriage blessings from her fans « For your marriage, congratulations, » to which she spontaneously answered « Thank you. I’m happy. Even though I’m a bride. » Furthermore fans asked « please show us your ring! » Nakashima obliged and left the audience in owe.
Nakashima also practiced aerial yoga onstage, hanging from a 7 meters ribbon of cloth. The singer completed a thrilling performance, and sang a total of 20 hit songs, from « WILL » to the very famous « ORION. »
– Intro –
01. CANDY GIRL
– Greeting MC –
04. Medley (LOVE IS ECSTASY ~ 初恋 ~ GLAMOROUS SKY ~ 一色 ~ 見えない星 ~ LIFE ~ Over Load ~ STARS)
– Interlude (LEGEND BGM) –
– MC –
– Interlude –
12. I DON’T KNOW (MICA3CHU)
14. SHUT UP (MICA3CHU)
15. Fed up
16. ALL HANDS TOGETHER – Band introduction –
– Interlude –
– Encore –
19. Amazing Grace
– MC –
20. A MIRACLE FOR YOU
Today December 20th, Mika Nakashima held her very first concert event « Ichimannin no Yuki no Hana » at Nippon Budokan to celebrate the launch of the singer’s double best albums « DEARS » and « TEARS. »
2500 sets of tickets (5000 persons total) were won through a lottery event, whereas 5000 fanclub members applied for pre-release tickets and another 5000 persons applied for general sales, a total of 10 000 people joined force in Nippon Budokan that day. The event that was labelled as a « special live, » included songs such as classics from Nakashima’s repertoire « Aishiteru » « ORION » or « STARS. » Nakashima asked the audience to enjoy the performance in her usual greetings MC. The singer also commented on her recent marriage to volleyball player Shimizu Kunihiro « sorry for making such a fuss! I thought I should tell. I’m very happy. »
During the second half of the event, the audience was asked to sing Nakashima’s famous song « Yuki no Hana. » The audio source was therefore recorded and will be released in the future and the chorus will be credited as 10 000 singers.
Starting from January 25th, the singer will embark on a national tour to promote her newly released albums DEARS and TEARS.
01. 愛してる (Aishiteru)
03. ALL HANDS TOGETHER
05. ひとり (Hitori)
07. 僕が死のうと思ったのは (Boku ga shinou to omotta no wa)
08. GLAMOROUS SKY
09. LAST WALTZ
10. 雪の華 (Yuki no Hana)
11. A MIRACLE FOR YOU
Mika-chan officially registered her marriage today the 25th of December! A message was sent through her agency to confirm the news:
Excuse me for being personal, but I’m pleased to inform you that I made the registration of marriage today, December 25th, with a pro volleyball player, Shimizu Kunihiro-san whom I have been seeing for three years.
I became acquainted with Shimizu-san through a friend of mine.
He is a reliable and gentle person and had always been supporting me.
From now on, I will support Shimizu-san as a wife and I will not forget this feeling of thankfulness and I would like to build a happy family always caring about each other.
I would be really grateful if you continue to keep warm eyes on us in the future.
Shimizu-san tweeted his fans about the news earlier as well:
As you all may know, I, Shimizu Kunihiro am pleased to inform you that I made the registration of marriage today, December 25th, with Nakashima Mika-san.
From now on, I’ll build a happy family supporting each other and I’ll do my best to win Olympic berth that I’ve been dreaming. Your continuing backup is appreciated.
Congrats to the couple!
It has been announced on Nov 25 that singer Mika Nakashima (31) and volleyball player Shimizu Kunihiro (28) would tie the knot on Dec 25.
The two had been reported dating for three years, through common friends while watching volleyball games in August 2011.
Both parties greeted their respective families and decided on applying for marriage on Christmas of this year. Nakashima therefore commented « this will be my most favorite year. » As soon as a concrete wedding date is settled, it’ll be announced formally.
Nakashima recently released two best albums « DEARS » and « TEARS » on November 5th for the first time in nine years. Her life as a singer is therefore compiled on two albums and she’ll also start a new private life as a wife. The singer will also be able to properly greet her fans on December 30 at her very first Budoukan concert as a newlywed. « Yuki no Hana » is to be sung in chorus by about 10 000 people, it is likely to become Nakashima’s fans blessing.
We wish those two the best in their upcoming life as husband and wife!