Popular group EXILE has announced that they’ll be releasing a new album titled “EXILE JAPAN/Solo” on New Year’s Day.
“EXILE JAPAN/Solo” will be released through 2 CDs, which contains both EXILE’s album and ATSUSHI’s first solo album. The group explained that they chose New Year’s Day as their release date because they hoped that “people who listen to this album will be able to cheer up as soon as possible.”
Production for the album began after the Tohoku earthquake, as the boys felt inspired by the motto, “We want to do our best with everybody to make Japan high-spirited soon through entertainment.” EXILE has been supporting recovery efforts actively by donating money and drinking water, visiting devastated areas and soup-runs, and by releasing a charity song called “Rising Sun“.
“EXILE JAPAN” will have total of 15 songs including “Rising Sun“, “This is my life“, “Everlasting Song” (sang by NESMITH and SHOKICHI”), and “Anata e” (sang by ATSUSHI and TAKAHIRO). On the other hand, ATSUSHI’s “Solo” will contain 14 songs which include, “Itsuka Kitto…“, “You’re my ‘HERO’“, and “Ooo Baby.”
The album will be available in 3 different editions: ‘2CD + 4DVD’, ‘2CD + 2DVD’, and ‘2CD’.source