URBANGARDE vocalist Yoko Hamasaki has revealed the jacket image of her new solo album Blue Forest, scheduled for release on June 15.
Bringing a new sound and performance style from her work in the internationally popular "trauma techno-pop" group (URBANGARDE has performed multiple times overseas in Europe and America), Hamasaki shows her mature, sensual side in the music video for "I LIke Chopin", directed by Eisuke Naito (known for his films LITCHI ☆ HIKARI CLUB, PUZZLE).
Hamasaki produced the intensely personal Blue Forest herself, and the album will be available in a series of special editions in Japan:
TOWER RECORDS: Blue Forest Acoustic Ver. CD
HMV: Blue Forest Instrumental Ver. CD
VILLAGE VANGUARD: Blue Forest w/Music Video DVD
Hamasaki will promote the album's release with a limited number of live performances in June, titled "Into the Forest～Dark Blue Door":
June 18 Osaka - Club Vijon
June 19 Nagoya - X-HALL
June 30 Tokyo - Roppongi Super Deluxe
Check out the video for "I Like Chopin" HERE.