What can we expect from KOKIA in 2014? The following releases and performances have already been announced:
- January 22 - Yuri Hiranuma Figure Skating Music Compilation “PRISM”
KOKIA has translated the song Hana ni nare (‘become a flower’, original by Fumiya Sashida) into English by herself, and did the recording in London. The album features songs all used in figure skating, with Hana ni nare used by Yuzuru Hanyu, currently Japanese national champion.
(Source, official website)
- February 12 - COLOR OF LIFE live album
KOKIA’s first live recorded album, and a double album at that. The songs were recorded during her 2013 15th anniversary concerts COLOR OF LIFE back in April. The track list mostly features the tracks from the Where to go my love? album, but also some older songs and brand new ones. (More info here)
(Source, preorder: CDJapan, Neowing, Amazon, YesAsia)
- January 10 and 11 - New Year concert 2013 musical greetings vol. 3
For the third time in a row, KOKIA will be greeting the new year with a concert (with the performance on the tenth being an additional one after the original concerts sold out). The concerts will be held at the Suntory Blue Rose hall, Tokyo.
(Source, official front page translation)
- January 25 and 26 - KOKIA ‘flavored like this!’
KOKIA announced she would hold a live performance to sing old songs, songs she hasn’t performed in a while for whatever reason, or songs she has never sung live before. These performances will be held at Haremame (short for haretara sora ni mamemaite), Shibuya, Tokyo.
(blog entry translation, Mameromantic website)
- January 31 - smoothes feat. KOKIA
KOKIA will be performing with the jazz band smoothes at Roppongi STB Sweet Basil. Instead of singing her own songs, she’ll be singing jazz standards.
(Source, blog entry)
- May 17 and 18 - ~Release~ 2014 spring concert
KOKIA’s annual spring concerts will this time be held at the Tokyo International Forum on May 17 and 18. She wishes to pour out the feelings that have accumulated in her mind after last year’s events.