The details on Maeda Atsuko’s graduation song, “Yume no Kawa“, have finally been revealed!
“Yume no Kawa” will be included in AKB48’s upcoming 27th single, “Gingham Check” (August 29th), which will be released 2 days after Maeda’s graduation. It will be sung by 10 members: Maeda, Kojima Haruna, Takahashi Minami, Itano Tomomi, Minegishi Minami, Shinoda Mariko, Oshima Yuko, Kashiwagi Yuki, Watanabe Mayu, and Matsui Jurina.
This song holds a message from Maeda to the members and vice versa. “She listened to her phrases over and over, and sang them many times until she was satisfied with it. She’s usually very particular about recording, but it was as if those feelings were even stronger,” a person concerned explained.
Maeda’s last music video as an AKB48 member will be directed by Takahashi Eiki, who has worked on many of the group’s videos in the past. During the scene where Maeda parts ways with the members while riding a small boat, Oshima was unable to control her tears from flowing.
AKB48 will perform “Yume no Kawa” for the very first time on tonight’s (August 17th) episode of TV Asahi’s ‘MUSIC STATION‘.