In AZKi’s upcoming first full album without U, the virtual singer offers a variety of music genres while still sticking mainly to the sentimental pop-rock sound we’re familiar with. At first, the album leads you in with both emotional and energetic songs but by the end of it, a few remixed songs that lean towards an electronic sound are presented. While without U won’t be out until November 12 in type A and B—with only the artwork differing—we’ve already received a handful of full-length songs that have been pre-released on YouTube.

It is worth noting that despite AZKi being a digital character, her voice is actually sung by a real person and not digitally synthesized like other virtual singers such as Hatsune Miku.

A sorrowful yet empowering rock song Lie Lie Lie Lie explores unbearing lies, or depending on the perspective, the truth? This is most likely the song that will end up being our favorite from the album once it is out. We have composer T.S.I (Ichirou Iguchi) from the team SCRAMBLES to thank for this contribution.

Changing pace to something lighter, the ballad Sekai wa meguri yagate kimi no mono ni naru reveals AZKi’s sweet and gentle voice. This song was composed by “Same no Poki” (pronounced “sa-me”, meaning shark) who is known for heartfelt and aquatic-themed songs.

Then there’s also another ballad that has been pre-released by the name Frontier Locus which offers a more cheerful tone.

As for the rest of the songs from the album, they can be previewed in the album trailer.


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The virtual diva AZKi was reincarnated into the virtual world back in November 2018. Her objective is to “communicate with talented people and create a new world through the virtual world”. Due to her now being in the virtual world, her age will forever stay at 18 and never grow old.

AZKi was given life by Cover Corporation, an entertainment content and technology startup company focusing on “live entertainment with characters”, typically within the VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) space. The company essentially focuses on digital avatars that are controlled by people on the other side of the screen. This allows for almost seamless interaction with the characters, as they are able to respond and act exactly like a person.

without U

Type A

CD

  1. without U
  2. Kotonoha (コトノハ)
  3. Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie (嘘嘘嘘嘘)
  4. Jiko Allergies (虹を駆け抜けて)
  5. Niji wo kakenukete (虹を駆け抜けて)
  6. Chisana kokoro ga kimeta koto (ちいさな心が決めたこと)
  7. Sekai wa meguri yagete kimi no mono ni naru (世界は巡り、やがて君のものになる)
  8. Midnight Song
  9. Reflection
  10. Nonbirito, (NONBIRITO、)
  11. Frontier Locus (フロンティアローカス)
  12. Real melancholy (リアルメランコリー) (TEMPLIME Remix)
  13. Starry Regrets (BATSU Remix)

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Type B

CD

  1. without U
  2. Kotonoha (コトノハ)
  3. Lie, Lie, Lie, Lie (嘘嘘嘘嘘)
  4. Jiko Allergies (虹を駆け抜けて)
  5. Niji wo kakenukete (虹を駆け抜けて)
  6. Chisana kokoro ga kimeta koto (ちいさな心が決めたこと)
  7. Sekai wa meguri yagete kimi no mono ni naru (世界は巡り、やがて君のものになる)
  8. Midnight Song
  9. Reflection
  10. Nonbirito, (NONBIRITO、)
  11. Frontier Locus (フロンティアローカス)
  12. Real melancholy (リアルメランコリー) (TEMPLIME Remix)
  13. Starry Regrets (BATSU Remix)

Buy at CDJapan

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