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Hikaru Utada’s “Time” music video set for world premiere on YouTube

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Singer Hikaru Utada, best known to western audiences for her work on the Kingdom Hearts series, will premiere a music video for digital single “Time” over at YouTube on July 28.

Hikaru Utada will premiere a fresh music video for digital single “Time”, the popular theme song of NTV (Nippon TV) network’s Sunday drama series Bishoku Tantei Akechi Goro (Gourmet Detective Goro Akechi). “Time” will see its world premiere on Hikaru Utada’s official YouTube channel on Tuesday, July 28 at 21:00 JST (8:00 EST / 5:00 PST). The video was shot at Hikaru Utada’s London home, with a minimal crew & maximum attention to safety in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has effectively locked down the world.

“Time” was directed by Anthony Gaddis & Eric Tilford, the duo who worked with Mac Miller on songs “Good News” and “Everybody”. The entire process was done remotely in three countries, with the video shot in London, the production done in Los Angeles, and the supervision & release from Japanese label SMEJ (Sony Music Entertainment Japan).

You can watch a teaser trailer above in anticipation of the world premiere of “Time”! In addition, a new Canvas will be released on Spotify, ahead of the video. You can download “Time” now on popular streaming providers Apple Music (+ the iTunes store) and Spotify through this link. Lyrics to the song are also available at this link.

Hikaru Utada  "Time" Promo Cover - Photo Credit: Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Hikaru Utada “Time” Promo Cover – Photo Credit: Sony Music Entertainment Japan

About Hikaru Utada:

Hikaru Utada Promotional Photo - Photo Credit: Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Hikaru Utada Promotional Photo – Photo Credit: Sony Music Entertainment Japan

Hikaru Utada is best known in the west for singing the opening theme songs to Square Enix/Disney collaboration Kingdom Hearts (“Simple and Clean“), Kingdom Hearts II (“Sanctuary“), and Kingdom Hearts III (“Face My Fears” in collaboration with EDM star Skrillex).

Be sure to follow Hikaru Utada on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Visit Hikaru’s Official Website at

Check out The Natural Aristocrat’s Music News Articles section to keep up with breaking news from around the globe. Relive Anime NYC 2019’s SACRA Music Panel by watching Nashma Amir sing an English cover of “Lapis Lazuli” by Eir Aoi (Sword Art Online II’s acclaimed singer of opening theme”Ignite”).



Sword Art Online ‘Ignite’ singer Eir Aoi plays Zepp Osaka Bayside, Nov. 14



Sword Art Online (SAO) "Ignite" singer Eir Aoi plays Zepp Osaka Bayside, Nov. 14 - Photo Credit: Eir Aoi via Facebook
Photo Credit: Eir Aoi via Facebook

Singer Eir Aoi, known for a multitude of SAO’s most popular opening/closing themes is currently on tour in Japan and playing Zepp Osaka Bayside next Thursday, November 14.

Sword Art Online’s Eir Aoi is soaring over to Osaka next week as part of her AAI EIL Live House Tour 2019. The singer known to SAO fans for opening themes “Ignite”, “Innocence” and closing themes “Iris”, “Niji No Oto”, and “Ryuusei” is playing a gig at Zepp Osaka Bayside on Nov. 14th at 19:00 JST / 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 18:00 JST / 6:00 PM. Further information about the venue for overseas fans currently visiting Japan can be found at this link.

2014 hit single “Ignite” currently enjoys 25 million+ views on YouTube, just a taste of the incredible popularity of SAO owns worldwide. Meanwhile, “Innocence” has a comparable 16 million+ views.

In a SAO dream collaboration, Eir Aoi played a set back in May at the Sacra Music Festival with LiSA, the singer of SAO’s most famous and first opening theme “Closing Fields”. They sang Opening Themes “Ignite” and “Rising Hope” together during the show.

SACRA MUSIC FEST. 2019 -New Generation- is currently available on Blu-ray from Sony.

Sword Art Online Music Timeline:

– “Innocence” was Eir Aoi’s first song featured on SAO (Opening Theme on Episodes #15-25)
– “Niji No Oto” was the Closing theme on film, Sword Art Online: Extra Edition
– “Ignite” featured on Sword Art Online 2 (Opening Theme on Episodes #1-14)
– “Iris” was similarly featured as the first Closing Theme of Sword Art Online: Alicization
– “Ryuusei” was featured as the Opening Theme for Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online

Eir Aoi is also known for her work on anime shows Kill la Kill, Fate/Zero, and The Heroic Legend of Arslan and TV programs like Rank Okoku. She’s been keeping busy in 2019, releasing album Fragment this past April and a plethora of singles. Most recently collaborating with anime Fate once again for “The dream of falling stars” and “Yume”.

After Osaka, Eir Aoi will play two more shows before touring concludes. On Thursday, November 21 at Fukuoka at DRUM LOGOS and Hiroshima at BLUE LIVE Hiroshima. The tour’s chronological order can be found at Eir Aoi’s official website.

Follow Eir Aoi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for the latest updates from the singer herself!

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Kim Wilde to play free concert in La Garde, France on July 29



Kim Wilde Promo Photo from MCA Records - Photo Credit: MCA Records via
Photo Credit: MCA Records /

Legendary singer Kim Wilde will bring her magnetic, spellbinding voice for a free concert in La Garde’s Place de la République on Monday, July 29.

English pop icon Kim Wilde will play a free gig for fans this summer over in the south of France, in the midst of her Return of the Aliens tour. Showtime begins at 9:30 p.m. (21:30) for locals excited to hear the soothing, dulcet tones of Wilde’s uplifting vocals live. The action goes down in the French city of La Garde’s inviting Place de la République on July 29.

No matter where you are, all it takes is five seconds of “Looking out a dirty old window” to perfectly recall the magic that made Wilde top the charts effortlessly. The “Kids in America” and “You Keep Me Hanging On” vocalist is embarking on a European tour this May to support 2018 record, Here Come The Aliens.

The extra terrestrial themed namesake was Wilde’s 14th studio album to date and the first since 2013’s Wilde Winter Songbook. Kim is set to begin touring on Saturday, May 25 with Stockholm, Sweden at Zinkensdamms IP as the first lucky stop. The blonde-locked Wilde will be touring across her native U.K., Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium from May 25 to November 24, 2019.

Here Come The Aliens, released in March 2018, was produced by Kim’s brother (and long-time producer) Ricky Wilde and featuring a beautiful cover by niece (and backing vocalist) Scarlett Wilde. The album featured singles “Pop Don’t Stop”, “Kandy Krush”, “Birthday”, with deluxe edition adding single “Amourese des Reves” to the mix.

Scarlett Wilde’s charming art had a distinct ‘retro cinema poster’ flavor to it. What you’d expect when hearing the album title for the first time without looking, a homage to sci-fi’s past.

Kim Wilde 2019 Europe Tour Dates:

Saturday, May 25

Zinkensdamms IP
Stockholm, Sweden

Tuesday, June 4

Night For Christina 2 2019
Fulham, UK

Thursday, June 6

Roskilde Kongrescenter
Roskilde, Denmark

Friday, June 7

Ebeltoft, Denmark

Saturday, June 8

Skive Festival 2019
Skive, Denmark

Saturday, June 15

Let’s Rock Scotland 2019
Dalkeith, UK

Friday June, 21

Almased Arena
Uelzen, Germany

Saturday, July 6

Forever Young 2019
Naas, Ireland

Thursday, July 18

Honberg Tuttlingen
Tuttlingen, Germany

Saturday, July 20

sommernachtstraum 2019
Munich, Germany

Friday, July 26

Studley Castle
Redditch, UK

Monday, July 29

Place de la République
La Garde, France
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Saturday, August 31

Zeltfestival Ruhr
Bochum, Germany

Saturday, August 31

Zelt Festival Ruhr 2019
Bochum, Germany

Thursday, November 14

Podium de Vorstin
Hilversum, Netherlands

Friday, November 15

Theater Heerlen, Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Heerlen, Netherlands

Saturday, November 16

Tilburg, Netherlands

Sunday, November 17

Podium Victorie
Alkmaar, Netherlands

Wednesday, November 20

De Oosterpoort
Groningen, Netherlands

Thursday, November 21

Musis Arnhem
Arnhem, Netherlands

Friday, November 22

The Hague, Netherlands

Saturday, November 23

Music Club Kampen
Kampen, Netherlands

Sunday, November 24

Oostende, Belgium

Kim Wilde: Official Websites, Social Media Pages

Follow Kim Wilde on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Visit Kim’s official website for the latest News, Tour Dates, and Fan Memorabilia.

Kim’s official fan site is located at featuring galleries of classic and current photos of the pop icon.

Scarlett Wilde: Official Websites, Social Media Pages

Follow Kim’s niece/backup vocalist/cover artist Scarlett Wilde on Twitter and Instagram. You can purchase Scarlett’s official art prints at

Scarlett is a singer-songwriter in her own right, following in the family footsteps for generations since Marty Wilde.

Ricky Wilde: Social Media Page

Follow Kim’s brother and producer Ricky Wilde on Twitter.

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