Morning Musume ’17 have announced the release of their 63rd single titled BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy.
Out March 8th, the single will be released in 5 editions: Regular A and B, Limited A and B, and a Special edition.
This single will be released on the 20th anniversary of their formation. Here’s a video of the announcement done on TheGirlsLive:
Unfortunately, Sato Masaki did not participate in this single due to her herniated lumbar disc.
Right off the bat there are three important details that stick out, starting off with the versions that will be available. Instead of the typical 6 editions, we’re instead getting only 5. This might disappoint a few but the addition of a Special edition is an interesting move. What does it contain?
Second, the fact that there are only two tracks instead of the typical three. We could be going for a “quality over quantity” situation, but it seems like a move that could mean that we are in for some solid songs.
Third, this will be the 1st single (not song, a track from AKB48’s album holds that honor) to feature the 13th generation members Kaga Kaede and Yokoyama Reina. It’s a perfect opportunity for them to show off their voices for those who haven’t been able to see them live, so I’m looking forward to hearing their voice in a catchy release.
While this single might not feature Maachan, it seems like expectations are high as Momusu celebrates their 20th year as a group. Make sure to stay tuned since we should be getting covers and more info in the coming weeks!