Remake of Morning Musume。’s First Indie Single Now Available Digitally Worldwide

news - 09.11.2017 23:23
source: Press Release
To celebrate the 20th anniversary from their indie CD debut, Hello! Project’s Morning Musume。has released a digital remake of their first indie single, Ai no tane, sung by Morning Musume。’17 and Morning Musume。’s first generation members. Ai no tane (20th Anniversary Ver.) is now available for purchase on iTunes worldwide at

All five of the original members will be singing in the single. First generation leader Nakazawa Yuko commented, “20 years ago on November 3rd, Morning Musume。released their first indie single, Ai no tane. Morning Musume。from 20 years ago and Morning Musume。’17 20 later will sing a new Ai no tane, which started Morning Musume。. Morning Musume。was able to continue on to their 20th year because of all of the fans over the years. Thank you!”

Ishiguro Aya stated, “I was very surprised and happy when I first learned of this! Ai no tane is a song all five of us are very attached to, so I am extremely happy to be able to sing this song with the current members. We’d like to thank all of our fans over the past 20 years!”

Iida Kaori commented, “Since the year Morning Musume。formed, every year, November always reminded me of Ai no tane. It’s been 20 years, but the memories of the time still are with me very strongly. We’ve all grown up and we’re able to express Ai no tane differently. I actually recorded a month after I gave birth, so it will have my motherly feelings too.”

Abe Natsumi reflected, “20 years since Ai no tane was released... It makes me think a lot of the past 20 years. I was able to sing with newfound feelings while reflecting and feeling nostalgic of the time back then.”

Fukuda Asuka said, “Congratulations to the 20th anniversary of Morning Musume。! I’m very honored to be a part of this collaboration. It was the first time in 18 years that all of the first generation got together at the music video shoot, but strangely enough, everything felt like it was back then. The song features the energetic voices of the current members along with the 2017 sound; it was so interesting and very fun to be a part of this.”

Regarding the collaboration, current Morning Musume。’17 leader Fukumura Mizuki commented, “This song started Morning Musume。, and it’s the reason why we are still active today. I sang this song with the gratefulness to our seniors and everyone who has supported us over the years. I still can’t believe this collaboration between the first generation members and Morning Musume。’17! I hope everyone listens to this song a lot!”

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