Out this Week | Toshiki Masuda’s “Diver”, IDOLiSH7’s “Mr.AFFECTiON” and more

THTFHQ Out this Week

The Hand That Feeds HQ kicks off a new weekly series. Out this Week will cover the releases hitting stores each week so that you do not miss a beat. What is out this week? We guide you below.

January 8, 2020 (Wednesday)

As it is usual in Japan, Wednesday is when almost all music releases drop.

This Wednesday we have 4 key releases making their way into the stores: Toshiki Masuda‘s Diver, IDOLiSH7‘s Mr.AFFECTiON, Jun Fukuyama‘s P.o.P -PERS of Persons- and Uncle Bomb‘s Five Leaves.

Toshiki Masuda “Diver”

Toshiki Masuda "Diver"

Title: Diver

Label: Toy's Factory

Music genres: Rock/Pop-Rock/Jazz

Toshiki Masuda releases his 1st full-length album with the ambitious pop-rock driven, Diver. Expectations are high for this release after a strong debut in 2019. It is expected that this album will perform well on Oricon’s Daily and Weekly charts.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

IDOLiSH7 “Mr.AFFECTiON”

IDOLiSH7 "Mr.AFFECTiON"

Title: Mr.AFFECTiON

Label: Lantis

Music genre: Pop

IDOLiSH7 are back with a new single – with its title track featured in-game in the BLACK OR WHITE event that just wrapped up -, changing a bit their visuals and sound at the same time.

It has been a while since i7 last released a single so fan excitement is through the roof with the release of Mr.AFFECTiON.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

Jun Fukuyama “P.o.P -PERS of Persons-“

Jun Fukuyama "P.o.P -PERS of Persons-"

Title: Mr.AFFECTiON

Label: PONY CANYON

Music genres: Pop/Electro-pop

Been a while since Jun Fukuyama last released music. He kicks off the year with the release of P.o.P -PERS of Persons-, 2nd full-length album that continues to explore electro-pop.

The collaboration with KEN THE 390 is attracting a lot of attention to this release.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

Uncle Bomb “Five Leaves”

Uncle Bomb "Five Leaves"

Title: Five Leaves

Label: Kiramune

Music genre: Pop/Rock/Jazz

Uncle Bomb are back with a new mini-album, a year after the release of dimension (December 2018).

If you are one to enjoy Jazz, rock and pop, Five Leaves will certainly catch your eye (and ears!).

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

January 10, 2020 (Friday)

Fridays are starting to be the chosen week day for music from 2D groups to release music. Franchises like Tsukipro and Readyyy! have been exploring Fridays, avoiding the overcrowded Wednesdays. This week the only release featured on Friday is Readyyy! Project‘s Readyyy! song collection The Beginning Place.

Readyyy! Project “Readyyy! song collection The Beginning Place”

Readyyy! Project "Readyyy! song collection The Beginning Place"

Title: Readyyy! song collection The Beginning Place

Label: WAVE MASTER

Music genre: Pop/Electro-pop

Fans of Readyyy! Project‘s groups – SP!CA, Maten Rocket, Just 4 U, RayGlanZ and La Veritta – will get to listen new music this month.

With the franchise celebrating its 2nd anniversary this year, the release of Readyyy! song collection The Beginning Place, compilation album with a lot of goodies – a special leaders’ track and audio commentary and unreleased tracks – comes at just the right time.

Check THIS article for more details on the release.

New Out this Week article drops next Monday.

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