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Let's Goal!: Barairo no Jinsei

Let's Goal!: Barairo no Jinsei is the thirteenth studio album by Japanese singer and songwriter Mai Kuraki. It was released on August 14, 2019, via Northern Music.

Let's Goal!: Barairo no Jinsei
Let’sGOAL.jpg
Standard edition cover
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)
Recorded2018–2019
StudioNorthern Music
Genre
LabelNorthern Music
Producer
Mai Kuraki chronology
Kimi Omou: Shunkashūtō
(2018)
Let's Goal!: Barairo no Jinsei
(2019)
Singles from Let's Goal!: Barairo no Jinsei
  1. "Kimi to Koi no Mama de Owarenai Itsumo Yume no Mama ja Irarenai"
    Released: March 20, 2019
  2. "Barairo no Jinsei"
    Released: March 20, 2019

PromotionEdit

SinglesEdit

A double-A side single, "Kimi to Koi no Mama de Owarenai Itsumo Yume no Mama ja Irarenai"/"Barairo no Jinsei" was released as the lead single from the album on 20 March 2019. Both songs served as the theme song to the Japanese animated television series, Case Closed. The single was a commercial success, peaking at number four in Japan and selling over 35,000 copies nationwide.

ToursEdit

Meet and greet tourEdit

In support of the album, Kuraki embarked on the meet and greet tour entitled 20 Shūnen Arigato! Medal Juyoshiki, which began on 25 May 2019 in Abeno-ku, Osaka.

Date City Country Venue
25 May 2019 Abeno-ku, Osaka Japan Abeno Cues Mall
26 May 2019 Tokyo Venus Fort
15 June 2019 Nagoya, Aichi Asunal Kanayama
16 June 2019 Chiba LaLaPort Tokyo Bay
17 August 2019 Zama, Kanagawa Harmony Zama

20th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2019 "Let's Goal!: Barairo no Jinsei"Edit

The concert tour, entitled 20th Anniversary Mai Kuraki Live Project 2019 "Let's Goal!: Barairo no Jinsei" is planned to begin on August 17, 2019.

Date City Country Venue Opening act
17 August 2019 Zama, Kanagawa Japan Harmony Zama N/A
24 August 2019 Kobe, Hyogo Kobe International House
25 August 2019 Kyoto, Kyoto ROHM Theatre Kyoto
31 August 2019 Hanyu, Saitama Hanyu City Industrial and Cultural Hall
7 September 2019 Okayama, Okayama Okayama Civic Hall
8 September 2019 Mihara, Hiroshima Mihara Performing Arts Center Popolo
14 September 2019 Yasugi, Shimane Yasugi General Culture Hall Artepia
16 September 2019 Takamatsu, Kagawa Sun Port Hall Takamatsu
28 September 2019 Kumamoto, Kumamoto Kumamoto Prefectural Theater
29 September 2019 Miyakonojō, Miyazaki Miyakonojō Art & Culture Hall
6 October 2019 Sapporo, Hokkaido Sapporo Education and Culture Hall
20 October 2019 Nagoya, Aichi Aichi Arts Center All at Once
22 October 2019 Osaka, Osaka Grand Cube Osaka
26 October 2019 Tokyo Tokyo International Forum
11 November 2019 Sendai, Miyagi TOHKnet Hall Sendai TBA

Commercial performanceEdit

On August 13, Let's Goal!: Barairo no Jinsei debuted at number three on the Oricon Daily Albums Chart with 8,949 copies sold.[1] It also debuted at number three on the Oricon Weekly Albums Chart, with 19,998 copies sold in its first week.[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Let's Go!"
  • Mai Kuraki
  • Kenichi Ide
  • Holly Moma
  • Yukiko Kaneda
3:17
2."Kimi to Koi no Mama de Owarenai Itsumo Yume no Mama ja Irarenai" (きみと恋のままで終われない いつも夢のままじゃいられない)
  • Kuraki
  • Daisuke Nakamura
4:35
3."Long Distance"
  • Kuraki
  • Nakamura
3:28
4."Missing You"
4:32
5."Wishing on a.."
4:18
6."I Will"4:16
7."Can't Stop My Feeling"3:24
8."Body Talkin'"
3:11
9."Change"
  • Kuraki
  • Keenan
  • Andrew Burford
3:32
10."Jump! Jump!"
  • Kuraki
  • h-wonder
4:13
11."Barairo no Jinsei"
  • Kuraki
  • Tokunaga
3:45
12."Shiawase no Tobira" (幸せの扉)
  • Kuraki
  • Nakamura
3:18

PersonnelEdit

  • Kenichi Ide - producer, composer
  • Daisuke Nakamura - producer, composer
  • H-Wonder - producer, composer
  • Benbrick - producer
  • Akihito Tokunaga - producer, composer
  • Josef Larossi - producer, composer
  • Andreas Romdhane - producer, composer
  • Omega - producer, composer
  • Fernando Garibay - producer, composer
  • One Above - producer
  • Hiroshi Asai - producer
  • Mai Kuraki - executive producer, vocals, composer
  • Daikoh Nakato - executive producer
  • Maana - backing vocals
  • Shinichiro Ohta - backing vocals
  • Kanna Inoue - backing vocals
  • Yoshinobu Ohga - guitars
  • Tokiko T Nishimuro - chief director
  • Shun Sato - director
  • Takayuki Ichikawa - recording engineer, mixing
  • Masahiro Shimada - mastering
  • Tetsuo Sato - art director, designer
  • Hidemi Arai - art director, designer
  • Sunao Ohmori - photographer
  • Hitoko Gotoh - stylist
  • Keizo Kuroda - hair and makeup artist
  • Kaoru Chujo - visual contents
  • Hideyuki Kouno - print coordinator
  • Asumi Narita - creative coordinator
  • Miho Saito - artist and relation
  • Asako Watanabe - artist management
  • Manami Yoshita - artist management
  • Being, Inc. - media promotion, distribution
  • Toshinori Masuda - supervisor
  • Holly Mama - composer
  • Yukiko Kaneda - composer
  • Jeff Franzel - composer
  • Paul Carter - composer
  • Kanata Okajima - composer
  • Tamra Keenan - composer
  • Jake Torrey - composer
  • Benjamin Ingrosso - composer
  • Ramiro Padilla - composer
  • Nick Long - composer
  • Andrew Burford - composer

ChartsEdit

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[2] 3
Japanese Hot Albums (Billboard Japan)[3] 5

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Japan August 14, 2019 CD (Standard edition) Northern Music [4]
2CD (Limited edition: Blue) [5]
2CD (Limited edition: Yellow) [6]
2CD (Limited edition: Black) [7]
2CD (Limited edition: Green) [8]
2CD (Limited edition: Red) [9]
CD (Musing & FC edition) [10]
TBA Digital download Being Inc.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/d/2019-08-13/
  2. ^ a b "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2019-08-26" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums: 2019/8/26". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Let's GOAL!~薔薇色の人生~【通常盤】". Musing. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Let's GOAL!~薔薇色の人生~【初回限定盤 Blue】". Musing. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "Let's GOAL!~薔薇色の人生~【初回限定盤 Yellow】". Musing. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Let's GOAL!~薔薇色の人生~【初回限定盤 Black】". Musing. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "Let's GOAL!~薔薇色の人生~【初回限定盤 Green】". Musing. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "Let's GOAL!~薔薇色の人生~【初回限定盤 Red】". Musing. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "Let's GOAL!~薔薇色の人生~【Musing&FC盤】". Musing. Retrieved August 23, 2018.