Mika-chan will release her brand new single « Hanataba » on October 28th. The title track was written and composed by Tamaki Koji, and is described as a heartwarming ballad song that will change the hesitation and pain you have to face every day into joy and gratitude.
« Hanataba » will also be used as the theme and insert song for Fuji TV’s drama Otona Joshi to be premiered on October 15th.
Mika-chan commented, « my latest single, Hanataba was decided to release on October 28th. The song was newly written by Tamaki Koji-san. In hard times, when you are likely to feel discouraged, holding an « unchanging welcoming » hand which leads you to make the next step, and the one after that…I think that this gentleness was nicely transcribed in the song. And we have also determined that the song would be the theme song of the drama « Otona Joshi ». I’ll be glad if you could listen to it and enjoy along with the drama. »
Actress Shinohara Ryoko, who is the lead of the drama, also commented on the song: « With Nakashima-san singing to Tamaki-san’s song, I thought it would be a wonderful fit. I am already looking forward to how this mature ballad will add grace to the drama. »
The b-side of the single will be previously released song, « Ai no Uta », which was an insert song for TBS’ drama « Omotesando Koukou Gasshoubu! ». It was written and composed by Maekawa Shingo of Kariyushi58.
02. Ai no Uta
04. Ai no Uta（Instrumental）
05. Hanataba (Drama ver.)
・ Hanataba（MUSIC VIDEO）
Remember last year’s Premium lives Mika did for her fanclub members? Well, she’s doing another bunch of premium lives in August. They’ll be held in Tokyo again, only for fanclub members.
Date : August 7th, August 21st, August 28th.
Moreover, the first Premium Live was already held in Tokyo this past week, here is the setlist:
1. 愛詞 (あいことば) (Ai kotoba)
2. ピアス (Pierce)
3. BABY BABY BABY
6. IT’S TOO LATE
10. 僕が死のうと思ったのは (Boku ga shinouto omottanowa)
12. 命の別名 (Inochi no betsumei / Miyuki Nakajima cover)
13. SONG FOR A WISH
It’s been a while we haven’t updated the page so here are the latest Mika related news:
– The 2015 Concert tour “THE BEST”~DEARS&TEARS~ now over, it has been partially broadcasted on WOWOW TV. You can find extracts on Kumonoito.net’s facebook page. Note that the DVD and Bluray will be released on September 30th. (DVD: AIBL-9325 / Bluray: AIXL-62)
– Mika-chan is going to take part in « RockCorps supported by JT 2015 » that is to be held in the Fukushima Pref. on September 5th.
Anyone who gives 4 hours of their time at a RockCorps organized volunteer event in their local community is given a ticket to an exclusive concert put on by RockCorps. RockCorps has featured famous artists at their concerts, including Lady Gaga, David Guetta, Lil Wayne, T.I., Akon, Nelly, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West…
I think this is a wonderful attempt to promote participation in a social contribution through music. I’m very happy to be able to join this event. I’ll put my soul into each song with respect for the participants in the live show.
– She’ll also take part in a tribute concert to singer songwriter Nakajima Miyuki. The live event « Nakajima Miyuki RESPECT LIVE Uta-Enishi » will be held at Osaka Festival Hall on November 23rd and at Tokyo Nakano Sunplaza Hall on November 29th.
Uta-Enishi translates as Uta (song) + Enishi (relationship, bond, link)
Note that Mika sang a couple of Miyuki-san’s songs « 愛詞 Aikotoba » (37th single), « 糸 Ito » (premium live 2014) and « 命の別名 Inochi no betsumei » (premium live 2015)
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