i☆Ris have announced that their new single Summer Dude will be released on August 18. This will be the group’s first release under their new five-member formation.
i☆Ris is a Japanese seiyu voice actress and all-female idol music group who made their debut in 2012. In 2019, the group held their first ever overseas concert in Shanghai. They embarked on their 5th live tour “FEVER” in 2019 and are currently in the midst of their 6th live tour “Carnival” in Japan with all tickets sold out.
In March of this year, Azuki Shibuya graduated from the group, bringing the number of members down from six to five. Summer Dude will be the group’s 20th single and their first since Shibuya left the group. It’s described as a summery, happy, and uplifting track.
In promotion of the release, i☆Ris also posted a new photo with all five members looking grown-up and flashy in summery outfits. It gives us a hint that the group may be heading in a new direction, and we look forward to seeing where exactly they go with their new formation.
Saki Yamakita (i☆Ris Leader) | Comment
“This is our first single to be released with five members. We’ve changed things up completely and are serving woman energy. For the first time ever, the colours of of our outfits are different from our member image colours. There’s also another song on the single written by me and performed by everyone. It’s safe to say that we’ve done things a lot differently this time around, so it feels fresh! The single has three songs: one summery, one exciting, and one inherently i☆Ris, and all are different from each other. I’ve made it clear a bunch of times now, but this is our first single with five members, so I think now is the opportunity for us to be able to say we’ve been in service a while! <laughs>”
Release Date: August 18, 2021
CD+Blu-ray: ¥2,500 (Before Tax) [EYCA-13464/B]
CD+DVD: ¥2,200 (Before Tax) [EYCA-13463/B]
CD-Only: ¥1,500 (Before Tax) [EYCA-13465]
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