Japanese pop icon Hikaru Utada is celebrating 25 years of musical excellence in 2024 with the release of a new best album titled “SCIENCE FICTION” and an accompanying nationwide tour across Japan.
Marking a quarter century since Utada’s record-shattering debut with the single “Automatic/Time Will Tell” on December 9th, 1998, “SCIENCE FICTION” will showcase the musical highlights of the singer-songwriter’s prolific career. Described as a “treasure trove encapsulating the essence of [Utada’s] sensational career,” the compilation album promises to take fans on a journey through the artist’s expansive musical universe.
To preview the imaginative world of “SCIENCE FICTION,” Utada unveiled an atmospheric video trailer set to their smash hit “One Last Kiss” from the “Evangelion” soundtrack. Awash in trippy, futuristic visuals, the video offers a tantalizing glimpse into the creative direction of Utada’s impending greatest hits collection.
In support of the album, Utada also announced the “SCIENCE FICTION TOUR 2024,” their first nationwide concert tour in six years following 2018’s “Laughter in the Dark” trek. While specifics are still forthcoming, the tour is positioned as “an exhilarating experience for both seasoned fans and newcomers alike” as Utada revisits their biggest songs in celebration of a groundbreaking 25-year career.
With a refreshed website and sleek visuals setting the stage, 2024 is slated to be a monumental year for Utada and their global fanbase. Stay tuned for further details on the pop visionary’s 25th anniversary best album “SCIENCE FICTION” and accompanying Japanese tour as the singer ushers in the next era of their storied musical legacy.