Stuff I like...anime and the occasional K-drama or J-drama
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Utada Hikaru is back! "Fantôme" new album
After years of waiting, Utada Hikaru has a new full album. I just got it yesterday in the mail. Had to open my CD player after years of disuse. The automated opening mechanism of the CD player lid didn't work anymore so I had to manually nudge the lid open. Listening to it... it is pure Utada. It's more instrumental, less bumpy and electronic or rockish. It's a little bit more subdued than her previous albums. I did look on the internet to check out the translations of the lyrics. The lyrics involve a lot of references to a lost loved one which probably involves the somewhat recent suicide of her mother. It is not all melancholy, but sort of gives a wistful, sometimes playful feeling. Going to listen to it some more.