Japanese title: Blue ~光と闇の中で~
Romaji title: Blue ~Hikari to Yami no Naka de~
English title: Blue ~In the Light and the Darkness~

Release date: 2017.01.29 (pre-sales) / 2017.02.14 (official release)

Catalog nr: SONI-0008
Label: SONIA RECORD

First press: no, but you'd get a DVD at her live show on the 29th (MV FULL and DVD interview)


«Blue ~Hikari to Yami no Naka de~» is Azusa Kobayashi‘s 3rd album. 

It was first announced on instagram and her official blog. She also mentioned that the album will start pre-selling at her live show Kobayashi Azusa Birthday One-man LIVE
Respiration~Hikari to Yami no Naka de~ on January 29th, before getting an official release on the 17th of February.

Instagram post about the plans of a new release

Instagram post about the plans of a new release

Posting a selfie saying she'll do her best recording today

Posting a selfie saying she'll do her best recording today

Azusa's new album is going to be styled after the 1990s visual kei scene; in the vein of groups such as Lareine and Malice Mizer. MAYU and EMIRU, both formerly of the visual kei group Lareine, perform on the record. Unlike songs by Kobayashi so far, this mini album is reminiscent of the 90's visual kei scene. MAYU is a recording member, and EMIRU also participated.
EMIRU is the track producer, in charge of editing, arrangement, and programming. He has overseen mixing and mastering and supervised music in his newly opened METAMORPHOSE STUDIO TOKYO.
In this concept project, MAYU's songs "Darkness" and "Sakura" (covered by Azusa for this release) have been specially arranged for this release!

Naoki (formerly of Kagrra,) was in her backing band a couple of years ago, which can explain why she is taking this route.

Promo poster

Promo poster


TRACK LIST


01. Blue
02. Jealousy
03. Darkness
04. 月が照らす欠片(Tsuki ga Terasu Kakera; NA)
05. 藍のワルツ (Ai no Waltz; Indigo Waltz)
06. さくら (Sakura; Cherry Blossoms)


CREDITS


Blue

Lyrics & Music: TBA | Music & Arrangement: TBA

 

Jealousy

Lyrics & Music: TBA | Arrangement: MAYU

 

Darkness

Lyrics & Music: MAYU | Arrangement: MAYU

 

月が照らす欠片 (Tsuki ga Terasu Kakera)

Lyrics & Music: TBA | Arrangement: MAYU

 

藍のワルツ (Ai no Waltz)

Lyrics & Music: TBA | Arrangement: MAYU

 

 さくら (Sakura)

Lyrics & Music: MAYU | Arrangement: MAYU


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