STUDIO APARTMENTやくしまるえつことのタッグといった新展開を経ての新作は〈NY〉がテーマ。北川勝利×北園みなみ製の“Night And Day”や中塚武による“マジカル・ファンタジー・ツアー”などビッグバンド調の楽曲を筆頭に、あちこちに敷かれたジャジーな意匠を上品に歌いこなした一枚に。スウィング・アウト・シスターが提供した優美なブルーアイド・ソウル風の“Dream A Dream”にも、トキメキが止まりません!


[English Translation]
Kana Hanazawa "Blue Avenue"

After breaking fresh grounds collaborating with musicians like STUDIO APARTMENT the beatmaker/producer duo and Etsuko Yakushimaru the singer/composer/writer/producer, Kana Hanazawa chose New York as the theme for her new album "Blue Avenue". This album includes big band-ish tracks such as "Night And Day", a collaboration track between Katsutoshi Kitagawa (of pop band Round Table) and Minami Kitasono (singer-songwriter) or "Magical Fantasy Tour" by Nakatsuka Takeshi, followed by an array of jazzy tracks sang tastefully by Kana. "Dream a Dream", an elegant blue-eyed soul track contributed by Swing Out Sister will leave you breathless.