Back in late August, I told y’all about Namie Amuro’s special project with Vogue Japan and Gucci. To promote the stylish collaboration, Namie recorded a new song called “Ballerina.” We’ve already heard the first half of it, but now the whole thing’s out with an official music video.
Does anyone remember that Dreamcast game, Rez? “Ballerina” is Rez-meets-Blade Runner on acid. Namie is the new Eastern Empress of High Fashion who continues to defy Father Time with her robot beauty and do what we all wish J.Lo would with her music career.
If you’re wondering where all this crazy electro dubstep epicness came from, the music belongs to the 2009 single, “Fire Power,” from American DJ, Wolfgang Garter. Namie just sings over a slightly remixed version of the original. Funny how current “Ballerina” still sounds despite technically being over three years old.
“Ballerina” will officially be released for digital download in Japan on October 23rd. It follows another digital single, “Neon Lipstick,” which dropped on the 16th and was used in a commercial for cosmetics brand, ESPRIQUE (coz Namie stays getting those endorsement deal dollars).
No word on an official physical single yet, but Namie’s got time. She’s still got her dome tour to do, and her latest album, Feel, is the highest-selling for a Japanese solo artist this year.
What an unstoppable, still relevant Queen. When will other J-divas?