Saturday, October 22, 2016

Utada Hikaru is back! "Fantôme" new album

Finally here!
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.

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