Natsuki Kawanishi to Release New Single ‘Waratte Iyouyo’


On August 9, singer-songwriter Natsuki Kawanishi will release her new song Waratte Iyouyo (Let’s Smile). The release comes five months after her last song.

The song will serve as the theme song for the short drama and anime series Shinya Yuuki Exposed at Night ~The Dark Secrets of a Counselor for the Families of Murder Victims~, inspired by a series of popular postings on the Puri Shosetsu byGMO app. The earnest lyrics promise to inspire those coping with lost love, and ahead of its release, a teaser trailer for the music video has been uploaded to YouTube. The full video will be revealed on August 9.

In addition, an event to celebrate the song’s release will be held at Studio Freedom in Shibuya on August 10. In collaboration with KDDI’s αU app, which provides metaverse and Web3 services to creators, visitors who download the app will receive a free NFT of the song’s jacket cover.

In December, Kawanishi will hold her first solo concert, Natsuki Kawanishi ONE MAN SHOW “SPOTLIGHT,” in Tokyo and Osaka. The Tokyo event will be held at Spotify O-WEST on December 3, while the Osaka event will take place at Matsushita IMP Hall on December 16. General ticket sales have begun for the Tokyo show, while pre-sale tickets are now available for the Osaka performance.

<Comment from Natsuki Kawanishi>
“I wrote this song to support a dear friend who was suffering from a broken heart. The lyrics are filled with my own experiences and with real things I’ve said to my friends in the past, so I think I was able to show who Natsuki Kawanishi really is. I hope this track can help you to move forward when you feel trapped, whether you’re experiencing heartbreak or not.”

<Song Information>
Waratte Iyouyo (Let’s Smile) – Natsuki Kawanishi (Digital Single)
Release Date: August 9, 2023
Streaming URL:


<Release Event Information>

Natsuki Kawanishi’s Waratte Iyouyo Release Event by αU Lab Vol.1 (Mini Concert)
Date: August 10, 2023
Venue: Studio Freedom
Doors open 19:00 / Event starts 19:30
*This is a free invitation-only event for fan club members.

For more information, visit the singer’s official website.


<Solo Concert Information>

Natsuki Kawanishi ONE MAN SHOW “SPOTLIGHT”

■Tokyo Performance
December 3, 2023
Venue: Spotify O-WEST
Doors open 12:00 / Show starts 13:00
Admission: Pre-sale Standing ¥3,000 (Tax Included / Drinks Separate) / Day-of Standing ¥3,500 (Tax Included / Drinks Separate)
Info: HOT STUFF PROMOTION 050-5211-6077 (Weekdays 12:00〜18:00)

Tickets On Sale Now



■Osaka Performance
December 16, 2023
Venue: Matsushita IMP Hall
Doors open 17:00 / Show starts 18:00
Admission: Pre-sale Reserved Seat ¥4,000 (Tax Included) / Day-of Reserved Seat ¥4,500 (Tax Included)
Info: Kyodo Information 0570-200-888 (11:00~18:00 *Not available on weekends or holidays)

Pre-sale Tickets Now Available
On Sale: August 2 ~ August 9, 2023