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Hikaru Utada Releases New Track Following Coachella Performance

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This weekend saw J-pop superstar Hikaru Utada gracing the stage of Coachella for their festival debut alongside 88rising during their Head in the Clouds Forever performance, and they served up a bunch of amazing treats for fans. In addition to performing memorable tracks from their career, including hits from the Kingdom Hearts series, the singer premiered a new track titled “T” during the 80-minute ensemble showcase.

The new song is now available as part of the Head in the Clouds Forever companion compilation, and you can listen to it through a few different sources here. 

Here’s the full tracklist:

  1. “Best Lover” – 88rising, BIBI
  2. “froyo” (feat. Warren Hue) – 88rising, BIBI, and Rich Brian
  3. “T” – 88rising, Hikaru Utada, Warren Hue

More on the performance from the press release:

Marking the first time in Coachella’s history that a record label has been given an official performance slot to showcase artists, 88rising assembled some of the most iconic Asian artists from around the world and across generations. Artists included (in order of appearance): Warren Hue (Indonesia), MILLI (Thailand), BIBI (Korea), NIKI (Indonesia), Rich Brian (Indonesia), Hikaru Utada (Japan), Jackson Wang (China), and CL & 2NE1 (Korea). A full set list from the show is available below. 

The program notably featured the long-awaited return of the “Queens of K-Pop,” 2NE1, who reunited for the first time on stage in 7 years to perform their seminal hit “I AM THE BEST.” Head In The Clouds Forever was supported by an inspiring cast of dancers, featuring choreography from  world-renowned dance crew The Kinjaz and Madison Olandt. Symphonic sounds from a 15-piece orchestra also amplified NIKI’s performance, and immersive visuals directed by multi-disciplinary visual artist Curry Tian and Daniel “Cloud” Campos effortlessly tied the program together.

Did you get a chance to check out the Coachella stream as it went down?

Source: Sony Music Press Release