Utada News : Island Records Press Release
Posted by seraphim on 2004/6/17 0:42:06 (1706 reads)

Huge news!!

Island Records has released a press release for UTADA. It states that Utada's debut Album is titled, EXODUS, and is confirmed, once again, to be out Fall 2004.

Other song titles mentioned are:
"Kremlin Dusk" with drummer Jon Theodore from Mars Volta
"Exodus '04", "Wonder 'Bout", and "Let Me Give You My Love" produced with Timbaland

It is also stated that the "young star composes, writes and arranges all her songs, infusing her music with seductive, witty lyrics and well-crafted melodies."

Well, we already knew that she composes, writes, and arranges all her songs but their description tells us that her US material will definately not be anything like her Japanese material.

From : Yahoo! Finance

Press Release
Source: Island Records

Remember This Name: Utada
Wednesday June 16, 6:32 pm ET
Exciting singer/songwriter to release U.S. debut on Island Records this fall
'One of the brightest young pop stars in the world.'
- Christopher John Farley, Time Magazine

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In Fall 2004, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Utada will introduce the U.S. to her enigmatic fusion of alternative, pop, dance and funk grooves with EXODUS, her U.S. debut on Island Records. The stylish young star composes, writes and arranges all her songs, infusing her music with seductive, witty lyrics and well-crafted melodies. She is joined on her debut album by some outstanding special guests that reflect her varied tastes: drummer Jon Theodore from Mars Volta delivers an infectious groove on "Kremlin Dusk," and master producer Timbaland, who adds his funky touch to "Exodus '04," "Wonder 'Bout" and "Let Me Give You My Love."

Raised in New York in a musical family (her father is a musician/producer and her mom was a beloved traditional-style Japanese singer in Japan), Utada was fed a diverse musical diet of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, The Police, and Dr. Dre, all of whom left their mark on Utada's musical style. At age 13, she was approached by Toshiba EMI to write several Japanese pop songs, resulting shortly thereafter in her first major album for the label in 1999. The release sold over 10 million copies in Japan, catapulting Utada to superstar status at just 15 years of age. So watch out U.S. ... Utada fever is one the way this fall!

For more info:
Karen Wiessen/Island Records

Aliza Rabinoff/Shore Fire Media
718-522-7171 ext. 28

The press release is also available on http://www.utada.com
and here on the Island Records artists news page

Also, the Japanese version of this Press Release is available on http://www.utada.jp
or here

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