Utada Hikaru - "Gold – Till the day we see each other again" + General Discussion

What a brilliant album, from a brilliant person. It feels like its been ages to wait for it, but it was worth it!! The run of the first 10 tracks is flaw free!

unrelated, but I wish Utada's tags were fixed on last.fm dd IM BOILING LADIES
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Here’s a diazepam
We can each take half of
Or we can roll one up
However the night flows

Are the lyrics translated in full somewhere?
There's a page for each of the new songs on lyrical-nonsense.

Full video is out! And the live session is being uploaded!!
I continue to love this era where we get fully-subbed-by-Utada music videos.

I was looking around for a setlist of the Air Studios sessions and...they did Hotel Lobby and About Me?!? SHOOK.

And finally, a very insightful interview with Billboard (one that feels specially for the queer fam) that I wish was caught on camera. Suddenly feels like we're so spoiled this era.
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I think this is easily my favorite Japanese Hikki album since Heart Station. Their decision to return to stranger soundscapes than we got on Fantôme and Hatsukoi was very much the correct one. Their songwriting is always world-class, but it really shines for me when supported by more experimental production. This album slots in nicely next to Exodus / ULTRA BLUE / Heart Station in that sense.

"Find Love" really is the anthem I need right now.
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Absolutely stellar album, and I'm glad I never hammered those singles so they still feel fresh. I think my prediction that this will end up as my favorite Utada project will pan out, I can't wait to get to know these songs even better.

Also, my shoddy musical attention span means songs over 10 minutes are usually a no, unless they're really gripping (and most of those are Prince jams or epic Bjork remixes). I let all 12 minutes of Marseilles play through without being tempted to hit "next" once. Passed the test!
Wow. The album is absolutely stunning. I'm relieved we finally got here after a 3 year long singles run ddd but it is easily in the top end of their discography. Love all the warm R&B and jazz blended with their brand of delicate electronic pop. My immediate reference points for the production were somewhere between Distance and Exodus but so much more expansive. Every song is immaculately produced and constantly changing shape, building and falling apart.

Somewhere Near Marseilles gets a bit indulgent but it's lush. A career high. Not In The Mood is my #1 right now too. What kind of trip hop masterpiece?
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