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Old 21st February 2021, 12:26 PM
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@Zeke is so much on point. I respect her decision to not overly work like she did in the past. I’m even ok with the decision to release this album, but if what they want is her career to spark again, that’s not how it is done. Don’t wanna throw shade into her, but Namie has shown how best albums are done in the modern times. It seem like she (or the people managing this) are stuck in 2007 (and offering was less tho lol).

I’m excited for the announcement today! What could it be? Covers?? I kinda have hope the covers offer something interesting at least.
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Cover is here !
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Old 21st February 2021, 12:54 PM
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she changed her Twitter profile photo—likely part of the album cover.

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Old 21st February 2021, 12:54 PM
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It's so pretty!
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That cover is gorgeous!
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It's gorgeous! I really love the cover.
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Old 21st February 2021, 12:56 PM
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Really Really love the cover ��
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Old 21st February 2021, 12:57 PM
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I wish this was the cover for a studio album! It's just so pretty.
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Old 21st February 2021, 12:58 PM
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it's a gorgeous photo, but seems to be lacking the concept/thought that went into the cover of the first A BALLADS. ('seems' is the operative term here.)

also, she posted a snippet of what appears to be a new video (she uses the video camera emoji) directed by [defeated sigh] Kazuyoshi Shimomura.
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Old 21st February 2021, 01:04 PM
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^i'm excited for whatever that video is going to be! She added "soon" emojis under the clip.
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Old 21st February 2021, 01:07 PM
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^i'm excited for whatever that video is going to be! She added "soon" emojis under the clip.
me too, the kimono(?) gives me huge part of Me vibes. I hope it doesn't look cheap.

so that's the extent of what we're getting today right? no track list reveal like yesterday?
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Old 21st February 2021, 01:10 PM
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Gorgeous cover, lovin' it!
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Did I misread the tweet?
Sorry I thought you were talking about the next YouTube video >_<
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I saw the cover without text on Instagram and was immediately like “it’s the cover”. The color scheme gives it away. Even if it is probably more boring, at least the cover up is a stylistic follow up to its predecessor (even if the album itself may not be).
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The cover is ok, don´t like it that much, but now all hope is gone for the original A BALLADS concept...
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Old 21st February 2021, 02:06 PM
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Cover is pretty. I assume we will get different covers for each version?
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Old 21st February 2021, 02:06 PM
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I’m excited for the announcement today! What could it be? Covers?? I kinda have hope the covers offer something interesting at least.
LOL

The whole aesthetics/colors are nice, and hey it’s not PINK. But it’s just more of the same. I’m done already.
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Don’t like her lips and lenses.
Other than that cover is okay. at least it’s not pinkish
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a simple beauty shot...kinda disappointed but oh well!
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