Feel (Namie Amuro album)

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Feel
A grayscale close-up face shot of a woman, she hides her eyes by hands and smiles.
Studio album by Namie Amuro
Released July 10, 2013 (2013-07-10)
(see release history)
Recorded 2012–13
Genre Dance, EDM, electropop
Length 42:30
Language English, Japanese
Label Dimension Point
Producer Zedd, Ambience, DSign Music, Anthony Maniscalco, Ryuichiro Yamaki, Fredro, Adam Kapit, DaWood, Steven Lee, JD Walker, Nao'ymt, HyGradem, Mental Audio
Namie Amuro chronology
Uncontrolled
(2012)
Feel
(2013)
Ballada
(2014)
Singles from Feel
  1. "Big Boys Cry / Beautiful"
    Released: March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06)
Digital singles from Feel
  1. "Contrail"
    Released: May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)
  2. "Hands on Me"
    Released: July 3, 2013 (2013-07-03)
  3. "Heaven"
    Released: July 10, 2013 (2013-07-10)

Feel (stylized as FEEL) is second bilingual studio album (and eleventh overall) by Japanese recording artist Namie Amuro, set for release on July 10, 2013 through Avex sublabel Dimension Point. The album will be released nearly one year after her previous studio album, Uncontrolled (2012).

Promotion and release[edit]

The album was preceded by the release of her thirty-eighth single, "Big Boys Cry / Beautiful", on March 6, 2013. Both songs were used in commercials for Kose Esprique,[1] however, "Beautiful" was not included in the album. Two songs from the album, "Contrail" and "Can You Feel This Love", were used as theme songs for the television drama Soratobu Kouhou Shitsu and the news program Mezamashi TV, respectively. "Contrail" was released as Amuro's sixth digital single on May 19, 2013[2] and "Hands on Me" as Amuro's seventh digital single on July 3, 2013.[3] Both through Recochoku. In commercials for the album, the song "Alive" is used.

On 6 June 2013 on her official YouTube music videos included on DVD/Blu-ray were posted one per week.[4]

In support of the album, Amuro embarked on "namie amuro FEEL tour 2013",[5] which started on August 16, 2013, and finished on December 23, 2013.

Chart Performance[edit]

FEEL is Amuro's 11th album and 6th consecutive to debuted at number one on the Oricon's weekly albums charts, with 247,689 copies. In the first day of release, the album sold 111,458 copies, surpassing Uncontrolled in terms of first day sales, and was the top selling album by a solo artist in 2013, also placing sixth on the Oricon Yearly Chart for 2013.

Track listing[edit]

Official tracklist from Dimension Point site.[6]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Producer Length
1. "Alive"   Anthony Maniscalco, Erika Nuri, Marc Malouf, Shridhar Solanki A. Maniscalco, E. Nuri, M. Malouf, S. Solanki A. Maniscalco 3:27
2. "Rainbow"   Lukas Nathanson, Scott Effman, Lauren Dyson, Tiger L. Nathanson, S. Effman, L. Dyson Ambience 3:03
3. "Can You Feel This Love"   CH, Erina Ryuichiro Yamaki R. Yamaki 4:00
4. "Big Boys Cry"   Kanata Okajima, Nermin Harambasic, Anne Judith Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Hayley Aitken, Eirik Johansen, Jan Hallvard Larsen N. Harambasic, A. Wik, R. Svendsen, H. Aitken, E. Johansen, J. Larsen Mental Audio / DSign Music 3:22
5. "Hands on Me"   Anesha Birchett, Antea Shelton, Fredrik "Fredro" Odesjo, Adam Kapit A. Birchett, A. Shelton, F. Odesjo, A. Kapit Fredro, A. Kapit 3:15
6. "Heaven"   Emyli Anton Zaslavski, Emyli, Tommy Clint Zedd 3:31
7. "Poison"   Tiger, N. Tranquillo Nicole Tranquillo, A. Kapit A. Kapit 3:51
8. "La La La"   David Dawood, Natalia Hajjrar, Ana Diaz D. Dawood, N. Hajjrar, A. Diaz DaWood 2:59
9. "Supernatural Love"   Steven Lee, Rike Boomgaarden S. Lee, R. Boomgaarden S. Lee 3:23
10. "Let Me Let You Go"   Shelly Peiken, JD Walker S. Peiken, JD Walker JD Walker 4:02
11. "Contrail"   Nao'ymt Nao'ymt Nao'ymt 4:12
12. "Stardust in My Eyes"   Daniel Traynor, Karen Poole, Carmen Reece D. Traynor, K. Poole, C. Reece HyGrade 3:25
Total length:
42:24

Charts[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
Daily Albums Chart 1 111,458 (first day sales) 392,092 40 weeks
Weekly Albums Chart 1 247,689
Monthly Albums Chart 1 339,220
Yearly Albums Chart 6 382,684

Other charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Japan Top Albums 1
Billboard World Albums 2

Personnel[edit]

Personnel details were sourced from Feel's liner notes booklet.[7]

Visuals and imagery

Performers and musicians

Technical and production

References[edit]