Yenra : Music : Utada Hikaru : Japanese music song writer and singer's debut American record album combines alternative, pop, dance, and funk


Singer song writer Utada Hikaru will offer a fresh new sound for music fans this Fall when her US debut album, Exodos, is released October 5 on Island. An enigmatic fusion of alternative, pop, dance and funk grooves, Exodos features witty lyrics and well-crafted melodies.

The first remix single on the album is a hypnotic dance track laced with electronic Asian-flavored beats. Another winning track is the sunny pop melody Easy Breezy, which will be the first radio single off the album.

Utada is also joined on her debut album by some outstanding special guests such as drummer Jon Theodore from Mars Volta, who delivers a groove on Kremlin Dusk, and master producer Timbaland who adds his funky touch to Exodus 04, Wonder Bout, and Let Me Give You My Love. Here's what they had to say about recording with Utada:

"She's above the typical trappings of pop music because her voice is beautiful and she writes her own music. She has discerning taste that sort of transcends the genre. It's not really classifiable." -- Jon Theodore of Mars Volta

"We did some great work together-Exodus is such a fabulous song and Utada is the best." -- Timbaland