Title: Distance

Release date: 2013.09.25

Catalog nr: KART-0005
Label: Kart Promotion Lmd.

First press: no


«Distance» is Asuza Kobayashi‘s debut mini-album, released 16 years after her departure from Country Musume.

Six tracks are featured on the album, including ‘Hyakunen no Ketsumatsu’, ‘Mirai no Kioku’ (both with a rock-like sound), and ‘Kaze-iro no Sora’ (pop sound). 

Since 2008, Azusa has been performing at small venues, away from the spotlight. This album is «Five years of my thoughts, feelings, and histories are neatly packed in this album.«

Azusa said in an interview: «Usually, I am not so great with carrying conversations and expressing my feelings, so I wrote the lyrics as if I was jotting down my inner thoughts and ideas on a notebook. [I recommend] ‘SACRED DOLLS’ which has the boldest sound of all tracks. The song was written from a doll’s perspective, as if I was a doll myself

Live concerts were held on the 18th and 27th of September at Nishikawa-guchi Hearts in Saitama Prefecture to promote the album.


TRACK LIST


01. Distance
02. 風色の空 (Kaze-iro no Sora; Wind Colored Sky)
03. 100年の結末 (Hyakunen no Ketsumatsu; Epilogue of 100 Years)
04. Always in your heart
05. Sacred Dolls
06. 未来の記憶 (Mirai no Kioku; Memory of the Future)


CREDITS


Distance

Lyrics: i.jacaranda | Music: Azusa Kobayashi | Arrangement: Noboru Takahashi

 

風色の空 (Kaze-iro no Sora)

Lyrics: Azusa Kobayashi, Onoriku | Music & Arrangement: Noboru Takahashi

 

100年の結末 (Hyakunen no Ketsumatsu)

Lyrics: Shioto | Music: Takeshi Adachi | Arrangement: Takuya Yoshikawa

 

Always in your heart

Lyrics: Azusa Kobayashi, Onoriku, Shihoto | Music: Azusa Kobayashi | Arrangement: Noboru Takahashi

A music video was made for this track:

 

Sacred Dolls

Lyrics & Music: Azusa Kobayashi | Arrangement: Noboru Takahashi

A music video was made for this track:

 

未来の記憶 (Mirai no Kioku)

Lyrics: Azusa Kobayashi, R | Music & Arrangement: Nozomi Matsui

A music video was made for this track:


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