Ayumi Hamasaki

Great video! Love the summery visuals and palette and Ayu looks stunning, especially in the gold outfit.

This is… quite the bop isn’t it ? I’ve had it on repeat several times over the last few days. It just has this mood of euphoria without going into tacky dance territory and the oriental sounds against the Show Me Love type synth sound so good. AND the whole thing sounds current but at the same still 'feels' very Ayu. In love with this whole release.
Couldn't have said it better myself!

The song's been stuck in my head since I've first heard it! I'm in love with the Eurodance feels!
I didn’t intend to offend, as that’s a term I’d I hear quite regularly across the U.K. applied to objects/food/things in general (I certainly would not use it for people though), but I do understand, after looking it up, that the term doesn’t have the same connotations in America (not just as applied to people) and so I’ll be mindful to avoid using it going forward as there is a broad spectrum of countries represented here. Don’t hesitate to PM if you’d like to discuss further. Thanks for raising this!
Apparently, this is the "Summer TA Party 2022" setlist.

01. Summer Again
03. Survivor
04. until that Day…
05. Out of control
06. About you
07. blossom
08. crossroad
09. fated
-Greatful days
-Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
-too late
-Summer Love
-You & Me
11. Sky High
12. NOW & 4EVA

13. The Show Must Go On
14. July 1st

Nice to see 'crossroad' pop up. One of my favourites.
I love all her collaborations with TK, so I like it! I was expecting a ballad.

She also posted this on her blog. I think January is the soonest we can expect a new album, but I'm guessing it'll be a bit later. I hope she's ok.

Things were going rather smoothly until the Mask, but a few days ago I was at a complete standstill.
I decided to redo all the songs I had been working on, but something was not right.

I know why, but I can't find a way out and I can't get out.

I've been in pain and hate meeting people for the past few days. I don't want people to see how weak and insecure I am.

I have to do something about it little by little, and I feel like I'm creeping forward little by little, telling myself that it won't start if I say I don't like it.

I was forced to face the music halfway and my stiff head and body were not moving, but yesterday, after taking a sauna, working out, getting a massage, covering my head with sake, laughing with each other, and sweating surprisingly much, the things that had been in agony finally flowed out of me. I felt like all the agony was finally flowing out of me, and I think I was able to spend a little more positive time today.Today, you know. LOL.

But to be honest, I can't say that production is going smoothly. I can't keep dragging my broken heart around day in and day out, so I just have to get on with my life, but with a wound so fresh, the ups and downs are still so intense that it's hard to just snap out of it and move on as if I've forgotten everything.

But tomorrow is another photo shoot.

I have to do what I have to do, I know. I'm going to do it.
I'm going to do my best.

I'm going to concentrate all my energy on tomorrow's shooting so that I can get good results.