CANDY TUNE Releases First Album ‘CANDY TUNE’
CANDY TUNE, the newest group from KAWAII LAB, released their first album on March 7. KAWAII LAB is continuing to introduce Japanese idol culture to fans around the world.
The seven-member group is comprised of members Rino Fukuyama, Mizuki Kirihara, Natsu Minami, Nanako Ogawa, Bibian Murakawa, Shizuka Miyano, and Kotomi Tachibana. Just like candy, which comes in tons of different flavors and shapes, the members will bring their own unique personalities and quirks to their pop tunes as they carry on KAWAII LAB’s mission of sharing Harajuku style with the world.
Two songs on the group’s first album CANDY TUNE were produced by Naoki Kubo and Suu, former members of SILENT SIREN–the sweet and playful Kiss Me Patissier and the inspiring song hanamaru. Hirotaka Hayakawa, who has produced hit songs for countless artists, also contributed. Nanairo Prologue tells the story of the seven members moving forward across a rainbow-colored bridge, and Mikan na Seishun (Unfinished Youth) has a fast-paced sound sure to be a hit with new fans. The group’s artist photo and the jacket art for the album were provided by Yuko Takayama (yenter).
CANDY TUNE will hold its debut concert titled KAWAII LAB. SESSION ~CANDY TUNE~ on March 14 at Spotify O-EAST. To commemorate the special occasion, IDOLATER and FRUITS ZIPPER will also perform. The three groups will perform the FRUITS ZIPPER hit track Watashi no Ichiban Kawaiitokoro together during the event, and tickets are now on sale.
Additionally, new interviews with the members and behind-the-scenes footage have been uploaded to CANDY TUNE’s official YouTube channel.
CANDY TUNE – CANDY TUNE (1st Digital Album)
Streaming: March 7, 2023
Streaming URL: https://kawaiilab.lnk.to/CANDYTUNE
Available to stream on all major subscription music streaming services
M1 Kiss Me Patissier
M3 Nanairo Prologue
M4 Mikan na Seishun
M5 Kiss Me Patissier -Instrumental-
M6 hanamaru -Instrumental-
M7 Nanairo Prologue -Instrumental-
M8 Mikan na Seishun -Instrumental-
[Debut Concert Details]
Event Title: KAWAII LAB. SESSION ~CANDY TUNE~
Venue: Spotify O-EAST
Date: March 14, 2023
Time: Doors open 17:30 / Show starts 18:30 / VIP Event Ends 22:30
Performers: IDOLATER / FRUITS ZIPPER / CANDY TUNE
Admission: VIP ¥5,000 / General ¥3,000 / Day-of ¥3,500
The idol group CANDY TUNE consists of seven members: Rino Fukuyama, Mizuki Kirihara, Natsu Minami, Nanako Ogawa, Bibian Murakawa, Shizuka Miyano, and Kotomi Tachibana.
The group was formed by the KAWAII LAB project, started by ASOBISYSTEM to promote Japanese idol culture around the world. CANDY TUNE will make its debut in March 2023.
Just like candy, which comes in tons of different flavors and shapes, the members will bring their own unique personalities and quirks to their pop tunes as they carry on KAWAII LAB’s mission of sharing Harajuku style with the world.
<What is KAWAII LAB?>
KAWAII LAB is a new project by ASOBISYSTEM aiming to promote Japanese idol culture to the world. The company works to discover, train, and produce idols with the potential to be active on the world stage.
KAWAII LAB is produced by Misa Kimura, a model and TV personality. A fan of idols for many years, Kimura was formerly the leader of the idol group Musubizm.
Other KAWAII LAB. groups include IDOLATER, a culture-holic idol group consisting of finalists from ASOBISYSTEM’s first national audition in 2018, and FRUITS ZIPPER, a group transmitting NEW KAWAII from Harajuku to the world debuting in April 2022.
In March 2023, the project launched a new idol group.
KAWAII LAB. will continue to promote Japanese idol culture to the world, launching and developing new idol groups, not only in Tokyo but in other cities as well!