Legendary J-pop band ARASHI’s new album ‘This Is 嵐’ out now, first full LP released to a US market

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Legendary J-pop band ARASHI‘s brand new album This Is 嵐 is out today. Listen here: https://smarturl.it/ThisIsARASHI

The exciting album marks the first to be released to a US market, just ahead of their impending hiatus set to begin at the end of 2020. The band will perform a momentus farewell New Years Eve live stream concert from Toyko. More info HERE.

This Is 嵐  features previously released tracks “Party Starters” (produced by Sam Hollander, Panic at the Disco, Fitz and the Tantrums),”IN THE SUMMER” and “Whenever You Call” (produced by Bruno Mars) which went on to become the band’s biggest streaming single to date. Watch the video: 

The band contemplated not releasing an album prior to the hiatus, but ultimately decided to move forward in creating an LP, explaining “…we wanted to create an album that would be a stepping stone for ARASHI, when looking to the future… We all hope to be able to convey that this album is not a stop, but rather a move forward. This is what current ARASHI is. This is what ‘This is 嵐’ is.”

Pop sensation ARASHI are Japan’s biggest J-pop band, dominating the scene for over two decades and breaking records across the board. In 2019 the iconic group’s 5×20 All the Best!! 1999-2019 became the best-selling album of the year globally, putting them in the top spot over BTS and Taylor Swift. The career-spanning compilation album, which celebrated the quintet’s 20th anniversary, sold a record-breaking 3.3 million copies globally, earning the band a Guinness World Record.

THIS IS 嵐
TRACK LISTING

1. SHOW TIME
2.Turning Up
3. I Can’t Wait For Christmas
4. Whenever You Call
5.いつか秒針のあう頃 (Itsuka
Byoshin No Au Koro)
6. IN THE SUMMER
7. カイト (Kyte)
8. BRAVE
9. Party Starters
10. Do you…?
11. The Music Never Ends

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