VERY recently dropped from Avex is the promotional video for the latest Dream Ami digital single “Koi no Tsubomi (恋のつぼみ)”. The song is a cover of Koda Kumi’s 2006 single of the same name (check out the original version). Further, “Koi no Tsubomi” serves as theme song for the drama Busu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru 2019 featuring E-girls/Flower member Sato Harumi and EXILE/Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS member NAOTO. Ami lends a bit more of an organic feel to the song with strums of acoustic guitars and cross stick snare hits. Less dance oriented than the original, the arrangement lets Ami feel luxurious with fuzzy sweaters and boatloads of floral arrangements. The PV also offers its fair share of trick shots (you thought that was a digital mat?) and of course Ami at her cutest stacking up sugar cubes or sailing toy boats in her cups of tea. “Koi no Tsubomi” will get its release concurrently with Busu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru 2019 on September 17, 2019.
Ami Nakashima (中島 麻未 Nakashima Ami), known as Ami or Dream Ami, is a Japanese singer, dancer, model and television personality. She is a former member of the Japanese girl groups Dream and E-girls. She debuted as a member of the eight-member group Dream in 2002 at the age of 14, and she had remained throughout several line-up changes until the group stopped their activities. She gained fame after becoming part of the collective girl group E-girls in 2011. In 2015, she debuted as a solo artist with the single “Dress o Nuida Cinderella”. Ami graduated from E-girls on June 5, 2017 to concentrate her efforts on a solo career. Apart from music activities, she is widely known for her regular appearances on Japanese television and various media, and was ranked as one of the most popular Japanese female idols by Nikkei in 2016 and 2017.
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