Koda Kumi is getting ready to release single – “Koishikute” – and has revealed personal message discussing the upcoming release. The title song is described as a love ballad perfect for the winter months and Christmas in a song that depicts the heart-felt feelings between couples that appear only when they are far apart. Single “Koishikute” is scheduled to hit stores December 26th (previously announced as December 5th) – read on for release details and preview music video.

The new single is Koda Kumi’s 54th and second in 2012 since taking a step back from the music industry last December 2011 when she announced her marriage and subsequent pregnancy. She delivered a healthy baby boy on July 17th!

Koda Kumi released her first single of the year “Go to the top” – featured as the first opening theme for summer mech anime Total Eclipse which continues its run this Fall. For song “Go to the top” – Koda Kumi wrote the lyrics and teamed with CLARABELL to compose and produce the song. The single hit stores October 24th and gave the new family a #1 charting single on Oricon charts.

Koda Kumi will appear at the MUSIC for ALL, ALL for ONE 3-day concert event December 22nd-24th 3:00pm at Yoyogi National Stadium, Shibuya. Koda Kumi will perform December 23rd along with BENI, Leo Ieiri, JUJU, SHINee, and more. For a full list of artists check the event website (link below).

New single “Koishikute” comes in two editions and includes coupling song “Alone” which is a song Koda Kumi is said to have performed before her debut during auditions and was subsequently released as a single by Mayo Okamoto in 2005.

– Limited with bonus DVD that includes music video and making-of footage for title track.

– Regular CD-only.

The single had been scheduled for release on December 5th but appears to have been quietly pushed back to December 26th. Perhaps to avoid the week when AKB48’s 29th single "Eien Pressure" released.

Video message from Koda Kumi and preview music video for the title track follow below….

Koda Kumi – “Koishikute” – release date December 26th 2012

Limited [CD+DVD] (¥1890)

Regular [CD] (¥1260)

1. Koishikute
2. Alone
1. Koishikute (music video)
2. Koishikute (off shoot)
1. Koishikute
2. Alone




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