Hemenway / 3rd Digital Single “Yasashii Kotoba” & Performance at eggman

Friday, March 8, 2013

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Hemenway’s 3rd digital single of the 10 consecutive monthly release series is a ballad number with a bittersweet story. This new single “Yasashii Kotoba” written by Isaac sings about how winds and scenery of spring bring memories back and it’s hard not to reminisce about a loved one in the past. The song depicts an earnest hope to turn back the time and say ‘tender words (yasashii kotoba in Japanese)’ to her. This bittersweet tune was first presented at Hemenway’s very first solo live held in March 2012 and it has been waiting for the right time to be released. Perfect for a spring song, “Yasashii Kotoba” will be released on 3/20/2013(Wed), just around the time cherry blossoms will be in full bloom in Japan.

After their tour around Okayama, Tottori and Shimane, Hemenway came back to Tokyo all the more powerful. Their performance at “NOID” held at shibuya eggman on 3/6, as the 2nd stage of the 10 consecutive monthly live series, was indeed bursting with so much energy and passion. In the midst of the powerful up-beat numbers such as ‘Gensou to Dance,’ ‘Escape,’ ‘Listen’ and ‘By My Side,’ ‘Yasashii Kotoba’ most certainly warmed and soothed the hearts of the audience as Isaac mentioned, “Everyone has a bittersweet memory or two that comes back with spring. I want you to think about that memory as you listen to this song.” Hemenway’s stage was followed by Prague and Charm joined in for the encore number ‘Sakusen C’ as it was a collaboration song that Charm participated in the recording for, which is also a song in Prague’s next album “Aru Kagaribini Tsuite” to be released on 3/27/2013.

Hemenway will be on their way to Kagawa for a rock festival which they participated in last year. They will also swing by Kobe later in March. Can’t wait to see them even more powered up at next stage at eggman in April!

Release Information:
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“Yasashii Kotoba”
Release Date: 3/20/2013(Wed)
*Digital release only
*URLs for worldwide release (IODA + iTunes Asia) are as below

Korea:

http://www.melon.com/cds/album/web/albumdetailmain_list.htm?albumId=2178705

http://www.ollehmusic.com/#/AlbumDetail/f_Album_info.asp?album_id=80346596

http://music.bugs.co.kr/album/362067

http://mnet.interest.me/album/284491

http://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=372711

http://music.daum.net/artist/main?artist_id=239469

http://music.cyworld.com/album.asp?aid=15183674

[North Americas] US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Canada: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301

[South Americas] Argentina: https://itunes.apple.com/ar/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Brazil: https://itunes.apple.com/br/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Chile: https://itunes.apple.com/cl/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Colombia: https://itunes.apple.com/co/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Peru: https://itunes.apple.com/pe/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301

[Europe] Austria: https://itunes.apple.com/at/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Finland: https://itunes.apple.com/fi/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
France: https://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Germany: https://itunes.apple.com/de/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Italy: https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Netherlands: https://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Spain: https://itunes.apple.com/es/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Sweden: https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Switzerland: https://itunes.apple.com/ch/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
Russia: https://itunes.apple.com/ru/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301

[Oceania] Australia: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301
New Zealand: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id610768301

[Asia] Hong Kong: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Taiwan: https://itunes.apple.com/tw/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Macau: https://itunes.apple.com/mo/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Singapore: https://itunes.apple.com/sg/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Malaysia: https://itunes.apple.com/my/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Thailand: https://itunes.apple.com/th/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Philippines: https://itunes.apple.com/ph/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Vietnam: https://itunes.apple.com/vn/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Cambodia: https://itunes.apple.com/kh/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Laos: https://itunes.apple.com/la/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Brunei: https://itunes.apple.com/bn/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278
Sri Lanka: https://itunes.apple.com/lk/album/yasashii-kotoba-single/id613629278

*amazon URLs
amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Yasashii-Kotoba/dp/B00BO2WBJG
amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yasashii-Kotoba/dp/B00BR0KZ7K
amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/Yasashii-Kotoba/dp/B00BQR8AO4
amazon FR: http://www.amazon.fr/Yasashii-Kotoba/dp/B00BRLX75G

Live Information:
[“SANUKI ROCK COLOSSEUM” ~BUSTA CUP 4th round~] Date: 3/20/2013(Wed/Holiday)
Time: PASS PICKUP 9:00 / OPEN 11:00 / START 11:30
*Hemenway’s performance is 14:50~ at Takamatsu MONSTER
(Time Table: http://www.duke.co.jp/src/time.php)
Ticket: Presale 3,900 yen (1 drink included)

“Heijitsuyato Omotte Namennayo!”
Date: 3/21/2013(Thurs)
Time: OPEN 18:30 / START 19:00
Venue: music zoo KOBE Taiyo to Tora
Ticket: Presale 2,300 yen(tax in) / At-door 2,800 yen(tax in) *1 drink minimum
Info: music zoo KOBE Taiyo to Tora +81-78-231-5540
Artist Lineup: Hemenway / QUATTRO / UNLIMITS / Haiku Youlit / my-Butterfly

“The ROOTLESS ~BLACK/WHITE Tour~”
Date: 3/28/2013(Thurs)
Time: OPEN 18:00 / START 18:30
Venue: ell.FITS ALL
Ticket: Presale 2,500 yen(tax in) / At-door 2,800 yen(tax in) *1 drink minimum
Info: ell.FITS ALL +81-52-211-3123

3rd stage of 10 consecutive monthly live series @eggman
Date: 4/2/2013(Tues)
Time: TBA
Venue: shibuya eggman
Artist Lineup: Hemenway, The ROOTLESS, etc
Info: shibuya eggman +81-3-3496-1561

Official Website: http://www.hemenway.jp
Official Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Hemenway_jp
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Hemenway.Official
Official YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/hemenwaySMEJ

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