[Photo] From left to right:
Uki Satake, Hirona Murata, Kanae Yoshii,
Umika Kawashima, Sayaka Nishiwaki

Performance girls’ group 9nine is going to release new single “colorful” on February 6! It’s a powerful message song which encourages the listeners. The song has been adopted as a theme song for the movie version of the popular animation “STAR DRIVER” titled “STAR DRIVER THE MOVIE” which will open on February 9. It will be the first movie theme song for the group.

On March 10, they’re going to hold solo live at Nakano Sunplaza. We’ve asked the group which is getting much popular about their new single in the questions and answers style. You can feel the shining smiles of the members from their words.

Q. What is the best part of the new single “colorful”?

Hirona Murata : It’s really an aggressive, cheerful and powerful song. I hope the listeners would be stronger by its words which could help you step forward. The song will make you happy even when you’re down and want to try again tomorrow. I’ve put all my feelings into the line “You’ll be alright no matter what happens in the future, for sure!” in the A and B melodies. I wish my feelings would reach you directly. I’m thinking about 9nine when I sing the song. My favorite line is “The one who cares most about you is always close to you at anytime”. When you listen to the song, please have someone you care in your mind.

Q. What was most impressive at the shooting of the music video of “colorful”?

Uki Satake : We made poses while singing. Each member was unique and I enjoyed watching them. We had Thai lunch boxes before the shooting, which gave us 100% energy. You’ll probably see that on our happy faces in the video.

Q. As the line from the song “You’ll be alright for sure!” what makes you feel “alright” when you’re in trouble?

Umika Kawashima : Going back to my parents’ home. I believe what you need most when you’re in trouble is rest, so I go back to my hometown Saitama and cool down by breathing the air there. I can get relaxed by seeing the face of my favorite pet dog Vanilla.

Cooking can also do me a good. When I’m cooking, I can forget all my worries and just enjoy my time. I guess cooking is good because when you’re cooking, you get so concentrated that you don’t have time to think about anything else. I can finally think about what I should do about the trouble when I’m full with what I’ve cooked and relaxed.

Q. In some of the photos on the cover of the new single, you’re showing cool faces. What were you thinking when you made faces for the photos?

Kanae Yoshii : They often tell me I look cool and mature (actually I’m not cool at all). That’s why I’ve been trying not to look too cool and cold. But this time I tried to look mature on the contrary. The role model of being mature is Namie Amuro.

Q. How are you feeling for the live at Nakano Sunplaza to be held on March 10?

Sayaka Nishiwaki : Nakano Sunplaza is a special place for all of us. Sometimes we’ve been there to see other artists’lives and other times we’ve attended school entrance or graduation ceremonies there. I still can’t believe we’re going to hold live at that special place. I’d like to make the live successful believing in the members and those who’ve supported us, for we’ve set our goals higher when we started the year 2013. I hope our ties with those who’ve always supported us would be stronger at the live.

I’d be happy if you could feel at the live that the members as well as the fans are indispensable for 9nine. Let’s make the day special with everyone from 9nine family!


New release

2/6/2013
Single「colorful」

〈1st Limited Edition A〉CD+DVD
SECL1273~1274 1,500yen(tax in)
(CD)
01.colorful
02.やさしい雨 (Yasashii Ame)
03.少女トラベラー (Shojo Traveler / tofubeats remix)
04.colorful (Instrumental)
05.やさしい雨 (Instrumental)

〈1st Limited Edition B〉CD+DVD
SECL1275~1276 1,500yen(tax in)
(CD)
01.colorful
02.やさしい雨 (Yasashii Ame)
03.少女トラベラー (Shojo Traveler / tofubeats remix)
04.colorful (Instrumental)
05.やさしい雨 (Instrumental)

〈Regular Edition〉CD ONLY
SECL1277 1,200yen(tax in)
(CD)
01.colorful
02.やさしい雨 (Yasashii Ame)
03.少女トラベラー (Shojo Traveler / tofubeats remix)
04.colorful (Instrumental)
05.やさしい雨 (Instrumental)

〈Limited time Edition〉CD+DVD
SECL1278~1279 1,600yen(tax in)
(CD)
01.colorful
02.やさしい雨 (Yasashii Ame)
03.少女トラベラー (Shojo Traveler / tofubeats remix)
04.colorful (Instrumental)
05.やさしい雨 (Instrumental)

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