A Very Merry Christmas

Alright, fears temporarily dispelled. The full version of album track "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - FYI" has made its way to Utada's iLike page. Please, don't let the melancholic opening strings fool you--the song quickly opens into a delicious mid-tempo swaying stomp. Quite an "instant…


Snipz And Dipz

Utada Hikaru, This Is The One snippets: Part Deux. "Apple and Cinnamon" simply cannot overcome its ridiculous title's embarrassing repetition throughout the song. It's catchy and melodious, though I'm left cringing at its blatant awkwardness. Let's hope the track in full proves otherwise? On the…


FYI FTW

Utada Hikaru. Two new snippets, This Is The One. GO. First up: "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence-FYI," which heretofore eradicates the commonly held theory that J-Pop contains the most ass backwards, redonkulous song titles known to man. I swear, sometimes the woman simply throws me for a loop. Here…


I Did It For Leather

Like Utada's new video for "Come Back To Me," BoA's new video for "I Did It For Love" features no actual plot. Like Utada's new video, BoA's new video features a male interest. Unlike Utada's new video, BoA's new video features a sleek dance number in the same league as a modernized Janet Jackson…


This Should Not Be The One.

Here is the video for Utada's mediocre American re-debut, "Come Back To Me." Honestly, I'm quite angry with the entire Utada project at this point. You'd think: With Anthony Mandler as the producer, an apparent increase in funding for the project (aside from the newly released album cover which…


Come Back To Mix

Yeah, yeah...I know. Another classic case of Good Pop and Bad Fonts. Such a pretty picture, mired by such an utterly tragic choice in font style and positioning. If I could borrow a line directly from the single in question: "I wish that I could Photoshop all our bad memories..." Le sigh. But…


Getting Back To Hikki

Though "Love, Etc." is still heavily on repeat, I thought I'd get out some of my pre-release giddiness while I'm still feeling extra giggly inside. Tee hee. Utada's This Is The One is due to be released in just two short months, with the release of lead single "Come Back To Me" set to impact…


Video Killed The J-Pop Star

According to her blog, Utada recently shot the video for "Come Back To Me" a few days ago with director Anthony Mandler. The video is now in the editing process, which means we should be seeing a debut sometime mid-to-late February. And now for a recent picture: Right then. Let's hope she nixed…


Utada: Hitting The Boob Tubes

According to Video Static, Anthony Mandler will be directing Utada's comeback single, "Come Back To Me" for the States. For those unaware of Anthony Mandler's past works, this is massive, exciting news. Mandler was also the creator responsible for videos including Rihanna's "Disturbia" (which was…


Utada: Loves To Dance, Winona Ryder

Press releases shouldn't excite me as much as they do, and yet I always fall for the impossibly high expectations set by these forsaken products of the hype machine. Island Records has just released an official press release regarding Utada's second English album. For those of you phased by the…


Utada: Keeps Coming Back

OH. MY. GOD. IT'S HERE. A belated birthday gift, for sure! I cannot believe it...I really can't! Utada makes her majestic return to the American scene with "Come Back To Me," the first single from her upcoming sophomore English album. What can I say? Hikki's bringing it back all the way to her…


Utada: Come Back To Me

Now this is the stuff of birthday celebration! FMQB has officially confirmed that Utada's next American release will be "Come Back To Me," due to impact radios on February 10 on Island Records! Come back to me? We're already here, Hikki...We're already here! That's right ladies and gentlemen, the…