Back in December 2003, Hirahara Ayaka debuted with her single “Jupiter”. 15 years later and Hirahara Ayaka will be releasing a 15th anniversary album titled “Dear Music – 15th Anniversary Album”.
Included on the album is a new song titlted “Smile Song” which was written by Hirahara and composition by Ikimono-gakari’s Mizuno Yoshiki and arrangement by Kameda Seiji.
The album also include jazz and classic covers.
Hirahara commented on her 15th anniversary, “Compared to the time when I debuted at 19-years-old with “Jupiter”, I felt that matured year after year. Because I have been singing year after year, I feel that with every year, I am thankful to be performing musically and I feel thankful to the great people I have worked with.”
About her new song “Future”, “I think that love symbolizes a future for me. I wrote about love as a theme, while listening to the melody by Mizuno Yoshiki, the song became a live and the power of the lyrics makes it an amazing song. Kameda Seiji’s arrangement is wonderful and I think that the “Future” of Hirahara Ayaka was expressed through this one song”.
Release Date: May 09, 2018
1.これから | Korekara
4.You’ve Got A Friend
5.（You Make Me Feel Like）A Natural Woman
6.Chim Chim Cher-ee
8.Night In Tunisia (Concert Tour Version)
9.I’m Beginning To See The Light
10.Look With Your Heart ～こころでみつめて～ | ~Kokoro de mitsumete~
11.Love Never Dies ～愛は死なず～ | ~Ai wa shinazu~
12.The Sound of Music ～サウンド・オブ・ミュージック～ | ~Sound Of Music~
13.The Lonely Goatherd ～ひとりぼっちの山羊飼い～ | ~Hitori bocchi no yagikai~
14.Time To Say Goodbye (Concert Tour Version)