Announced on the group’s Twitter, Chuning Candy (Chunican) member Yuuri will have her solo debut with a new single (the photo above is the artwork). The new song will have its debut on their radio show Chunapa on July 22nd.
BEGIN is participating in YouTube’s #YouTubeMusicWeekend and will be streaming their 25th anniversary concert “Sugar Cane Cable NETWORK TOUR 2015-2016 Ryōgoku Kokugikan” on July 17th 13:30 (Okinawa time). The band has been releasing a lot of YouTube content with special video clips for Uta no Hi and looks like they wasted no time in continuing this new tradition. It’s a free concert so be sure to set your reminder!
This. Is. Interesting. Set for an August 25th release date, “HONEY meets ISLAND CAFE presents HY Ocean Blue Sound -The Surf Remixes-“, will feature 7 summer tracks from HY. The remix album is a collaboration with the popular women’s beach lifestyle magazine HONEY. We’re interested to see how this turns out.
On July 7th Kiroro’s Tamashiro Chiharu released a new single and music video for her song “Inochi no Ki”. The song (translated to “Tree of Life” is about a sakura tree at the Yomitan junior high school that Chiharu attended and the MV features students from the school. The single is currently available in various streaming services.
Anly announced a new midsummer digital single “Cancel Machi no Koi” to be released on August 4th and that she will be touring in November for her Loop Pedal Set. Anly’s previous single, “Star Wink”, was released in January and she had to cancel her Okinawa concert in June due to the pandemic. The good news is she’ll finish her Loop Pedal Set tour in Okinawa on December 10th!
ORANGE RANGE’s “HEALTH”
It looks like the boys pulled out all the stops for their new single “HEALTH” released June 30 as they continue to commemorate their 20th anniversary. There’s a highly produced promotional webpage and MV for the song.
The band tweeted that an announcement was forthcoming and I figured it was an upcoming new single but was pleasantly surprised that a free online live was included. It’s set to take place on Saturday, July 10th, on the Isotopes Movie YouTube channel. The live concert will be to celebrate the opening of Toyopla Studio and an MV for their first digital single “Cider!!”.
We’re sad that BEGIN’s song festival “Uta no Hi” was postponed due to the pandemic restrictions so instead they’ve gone to YouTube and social media (LINE, Facebook, and Twitter) . For 9 days (started on June 19th) they will have a special stream available from 9PM and will also release videos from their catalog. Each day will feature a song(s) or a special video: For example, “Shimanchu nu Takara” was day one’s special and the band released 8 video clips on YouTube. Looks like they’ve disabled sharing the videos outside of YouTube 😤 so here’s the link to their channel: BEGIN ch.
Check out their website for the “Uta no Hi Concert 2021 Postponement Special” schedule.