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Old 6th April 2022, 02:19 PM
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ayumi hamasaki NEW SINGLE "Nonfiction" Release 2022.04.22



"The digital single 'Nonfiction' to commemorate the 24th anniversary of debut will be released on April 22nd!

A dance tune with a strong lyric that asks everyone living in the present age, fascinating with a new frontier track that includes an R&B groove!"


Official message via google translate!

Source: https://avex.jp/ayu/news/detail.php?id=1099079

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Official music video


Official lyrics
Spoiler:
「Nonfiction」

words : ayumi hamasaki
music : Hisashi Koyama
arrangement : tasuku


Zzz... 浮かない顔してるのは
鏡のあなた自身
この頃ちょっと狂いすぎてる
だから嘘はすぐにめくれる

引き換えに犠牲にした
モノとかあるのかなって
マジで言ってんなら
Are you kidding me

成功が人生のゴールですか?
その成功って何ですか?
枠にはまらないのは罪ですか?
その他大勢なら安心ですか?

So oh 独りは確かに孤独だけど
自由も無限だった
制限されるにつれ分かったのは
なんにしろ孤独は消えない

正直もんがバカをみる
なんて良く言ったもんだわ
鵜呑みにするなら
You're full of shit

人の幸せが嫉ましいですか?
見えてるのは全てでしょうか?
画面上だけで決めてませんか?
果たしてそれはリアルでしょうか?

You say 「No!」「No!」
what you don't believe
生きるのは誰だってしんどい
I say 「Yes!」「Yes!」
what I do believe
We gotta be careful what's fiction

What you do believe

成功が人生のゴールですか?
その成功って何ですか?
枠にはまらないのは罪ですか?
その他大勢ならOK?

人の幸せが嫉ましいですか?
見えてるのは全てでしょうか?
画面上だけで決めてませんか?
果たしてそれはリアルでしょうか?

You say 「No!」「No!」
what you don't believe
完璧じゃないから美しい
I say 「Yes!」「Yes!」
what I do believe
We gotta be careful what's fiction


Video production credits
Spoiler:
Directed by Hideaki Sunaga

Dancer:ZIN , KAZUMA , TOMOKI , PEY , HIKARU , MIDORI , iseki , Minami , RISATO , YUKI , SATSUKI

Choreographer:MATSU GORI , ZIN
Stylist:Kei Ito
Costume Design:Hirosumi Saito
Hair:Yoshiyuki Sukegawa
Make:Ryuji
Nail:Yui Yamazaki , Eri Nakatani
Dancer Management:Mariko Takezawa
Dancer Stylist:Yuko Honda
Dancer Costume Design:Hirosumi Saito
Dancer Hair&Make:Tomoko Naka

Director of Photography:Koji Matsuura
Steadicam:Taro Kimura
Chief Camera Assistant:Shunsuke Hamada [koki123]
DIT:Hitoshi Watabe [koki123]
Lighting Director:Ryohei Watanabe [DOING]
Special Equipment:Toshiyuki Ichihara [SCREW]
Production Designer:Kozen Fujiwara
VFX Artist:Isamu Nakashima [CONCEPT LAB.]
Colorist:Yasutaka Ishihara [SONY PCL]
Online Editor:Toyokatsu Tanno [IMAGICA EMS.]
Production Manager:Masato Kudo[KUDOBE]
Production Manager:Hirona Abe [NAGAIHOSHI]
Producer:Takuya Morohoshi [NAGAIHOSHI]
Production:NAGAIHOSHI


Chart positions
Spoiler:
Oricon Daily Digital Singles Chart
1st day: #1 – 2,596 downloads
2nd day: #10 – N/A
3rd day: #18 – N/A

Oricon Weekly Digital Singles Chart
#12 – 3,665 downloads*

*after only 3 days of sales
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Old 6th April 2022, 02:27 PM
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The cover is horrible lol But I’m so glad we’re getting new music and I’m sure we’ll get some singles until autumn. She announced the album quite a lot in advance so I hope she delivers
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Old 6th April 2022, 02:30 PM
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Happy for a new song soon !!
Cover is nice but very retouched (thanks photoshop lol)
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Old 6th April 2022, 02:32 PM
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SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL !!!
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Old 6th April 2022, 02:33 PM
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The cover photo very like Namie Amuro

But I want quickly to hear new song
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Old 6th April 2022, 02:42 PM
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Omg I can't wait to listen to it. And knowing she is releasing a new album in autumn... aaaaahh. Can't wait!!
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Old 6th April 2022, 02:53 PM
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The cover is horrible lol But Im so glad were getting new music and Im sure well get some singles until autumn. She announced the album quite a lot in advance so I hope she delivers
Most of the digital singles from avex are terrible and ugly...
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The cover photo very like Namie Amuro

But I want quickly to hear new song
it reminds me of this
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Old 6th April 2022, 03:28 PM
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I saw this on insta from someone and instantly thought it was fake, someone's bad attempt at photoshoping her face onto another body. Graphic design was never a strong side of j-pop, but at least they tend to get the styling and a picture right, but this, this is so BAD. LOL Cool that we'll have new music, although the description "dance tune" doesn't sound very promising. But yay for new music!
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I like the cover. I'm really glad she used this look for the single because my first thought after seeing the new photo from the caf was "please use this look for a single/EP/album cover".
I would've placed the font elsewhere, but I still think it's nice.
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The cover gives me random anisong singer vibes lol
Glad for the new music!
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Old 6th April 2022, 04:00 PM
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I saw this on insta from someone and instantly thought it was fake, someone's bad attempt at photoshoping her face onto another body. Graphic design was never a strong side of j-pop, but at least they tend to get the styling and a picture right, but this, this is so BAD. LOL Cool that we'll have new music, although the description "dance tune" doesn't sound very promising. But yay for new music!
Exactly this. Even the hair looks bad lol Like Ayu you’re one of the richest women in the world, you can afford getting a decent hairdresser that knows how to properly use a curling iron. I just hope that the album cover is creative and not just a “beauty” shoot (I don’t find this beautiful hence the use of “ “ ). Mind you, I wouldn’t complain if it was a pic of an object/landscape and not her on the cover.
Edit: omg, how much I missed complaining about her releases. God bless she’s back

Music wise, I’m glad she’s trying new genres. I’m sure it is going to be a bop which is exactly what we need.

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Old 6th April 2022, 04:06 PM
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Promo pic is better than this cover :/
And R&B! I hate it :/
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Old 6th April 2022, 04:18 PM
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I don't know how many people here already heard the song (from the concert), but I'd personally say that it's not really much of an R&B track at all. I think the description is rather misleading in that sense.
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Old 6th April 2022, 04:21 PM
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God this cover is so awful. The promo pic is sooo much better. But anyway, I’m so happy to have new music. Can’t wait to hear it !!!
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I love the song tbh I'm so happy about this release, it's my jam and I agree it's not R&B at all.

If you don't want to listen the song but you want to hear a live audio preview: https://twitter.com/AyumiBol/status/1511684726603583493
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Old 6th April 2022, 04:36 PM
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I love the song tbh I'm so happy about this release, it's my jam and I agree it's not R&B at all.

If you don't want to listen the song but you want to hear a live audio preview: https://twitter.com/AyumiBol/status/1511684726603583493
It sounds NEXT LEVEL electric + Party Queen vibe
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Old 6th April 2022, 04:36 PM
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^thank you!
https://mobile.twitter.com/lastangel...22963002490883 Found this on Twitter, even though it’s fan made it would’ve been a great cover
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^I don't think that's fanmade. As far as I'm concerned, it's an exclusive wallpaper that attendees were able to download.

Ayu just uploaded it to Twitter, as well: https://twitter.com/ayu_19980408/sta...xgvPR1Zkg&s=19
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Old 6th April 2022, 04:48 PM
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Really??? I love this one
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