Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just a few more daaayss....

Just a bit longer until the release of Welcome To Sa-World.. and it looks like SAWA's out promoting!

A couple of tracks are being released for chaku-uta, Throw him away and Danger Zone.. Danger Zone being released the day the album comes out. You get it for free from the QR code on the first press stickers. :)

She's recently given a TV interview, no video yet, but here's some pics from it:

She's also got a bunch of lives planned and up on the main website, a slew of magazine and web interviews and some more TV appearances.

Can't wait to hear it!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Happy Bahsday PlanetSAWA

I hadn't realized until I recently updated the first post for a commenter request.. but it's been a year already!

Thanks to those that read, and comment! (..and especially my three followers, haha :P) I know sometimes this blog is a bit redundant.. but I do try to keep all info all in one place, and as soon as I find it!

I'm kinda surprised I've stuck with it this long, mostly 'cause I'm so easily distracted (lol) but SAWA's yet to disappoint me and so I'll keep sticking with it!

So... just a little under two more weeks 'til we explore Sa-World. What attraction are you anticipating most... is it the MerryGoRound?

I can't believe she had this up her sleeve all this time...........!

Hopefully one day we'll get to hear all the tracks from the demo album!


do not scroooolll if you're not wanting to see any pics from the album.. possibly...

The first press stickers for Sa-World!

Tower Bonus:

HMV Bonus:

Other Bonus:

Thank you rewak for the lovely b-day banner!

Friday, June 18, 2010


First off, check out sa-world for a newly updated website! It's all themed for SAWA's first full albuuuum..

The polls broke recently, sorry about that, however I did catch the winners of the Whatcha Wanna Hear one... with a tie: Lovefool and the original Discovery!

Perfume's recently done a short cover of Lovefool.. but they're not the first! The song has been covered soooo many times.. including SAWA. Her cover was released in between her first and second mini-albums for a Wired Cafe Music Recommedation compilation entitled Precious.

Both SAWA's and Perfume's versions are enjoyable.. however I don't really think anyone really can touch the original. The Cardigans are a really great band who were uber-popular in Japan for their sound and have been quite influential to many J-pop artists. (I recommend their Super Extra Gravity album.. it's one of their darker ones.. less jangly and bouncy, but it's a good 'un.. Then of course their First Band On the Moon album was good all the way through!)

The (sa-world ver.) of Discovery is far as I know.. the same version as the one on TIME&SPACE. However, the original version, seen in the promo vid below, was more of an intro without any real lyrics. It makes a lovely intro on my SAWA playlist. :I SAWA + Yukihiro Fukutomi always make sweet stuff.. she mentioned in her latest blog something about him.. wonder what they're up to...

Thanks to mao2222222 for the nippon no asoko de promo vid. :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I'm a president

Newest song sample played by Lady SAWA, I'm a president!

I'm reaaaaally liking this.. It's like.. ahhh.. a combination of so many things. Are You Ready For Love? trumpety things.. It's quite Shibuya-kei as well.. It's actually slightly creepy with the organ/synth riff thing.

For some reason it reminds me of older No Doubt stuff!

Way to go SAWA + Jazzin'park on this one!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Is The Wait Driving You MAD? ☄

So... I think it's safe to say everyone's getting quite hyped for the new album..!

It's been strange and cool to see SAWA quickly rise out of obscurity, and rocket straight into everyone's hearts! I hope things continue to fall in her benefit. Everyone seems to be on the edge of their seats to see what she's gonna do with this relesase!

We've seen the lovely album sleeves and one promo shot .. There will be more coming soon! In the newest issue of MARQUEE mag, she's got a 10 page section, with an interview and more photos!

Right now I think everyone's pretty much just anxious for previews. We've recently heard Throw him away! which is a lovely Shibuya-kei tinged tune that she's written with Yukihiro Fukutomi (Discovery, Sing It Back) Then also course, the title tracks (except the new Swimming Dancing!)

So anyway, to kill some time, I've added some little polls to the side. First off I figured I'd start with the most easiest.. question: What's your favorite mini-album? I may add some broken down ones later including what's your favorite track on each, or maybe what's your favorite on the new album.. We shall see.

I'm also adding one determing which SAWA rarity you'd like me to upload to the blog first! She's done tons of tracks inbetween mini albums, and there are a couple of tracks that had alternate versions. All in fun!

Hope everyone's not suffering through the wait.. and hope everyone's not overplaying their old SAWA in preparation for the new (I've done that to Stars countless times..... @_@).

Will post more news as it comes!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Throw him away!

The new Glico CM featuring one of SAWA's new tracks Throw him away! has been released today. You can see it on Glico's website or you can listen to it here. She's been using it as an intro for sa-world RADIO for a few weeks now!

SAWA's discography has also been updated with the new album today, so we now know which covers go with what edition. More info on the DVD was revealed there as well. The 'behind the scenes' stuff consists of two documentaries, one 10 minutes and one 30 minutes! That's almost as exciting as new music!