Clearly, the story of Wada Ayaka as a musical artist is not finished. The former Hello! Project leader gifts us with a new song “Une idole” with lyrics written by the idol herself. Sung in French with a few phrases in Japanese and English, “Une Idole” keeps our eyes busy with images of the singer’s trips to Paris and Egypt. The PV gives us the privileged viewpoint of Ayaka’s travel companion as she finally visits the places she sang about as backup to Mano Erina waaaay back when. The electronica track keeps the singer well within her range for a trance inducing melody that will worm its way into your head. Honestly, I like “Une Idole” much more than I was prepared to like it, and we should all be excited for what the future holds for Wada Ayaka. She just might become the next eternal idol.
Wada Ayaka (和田彩花) was born on August 1, 1994 in Gunma Prefecture. Ayaka joined Hello! Project as part of the first generation of Hello! Project Eggs in 2004. On April 2009, she was promoted as the initial member of the idol group “S / mileage” (later renamed “Angerme”) and appointed as the group’s leader. On May 2010, she made a major debut with “Yumemiru 15” and won the 52nd Japan Record Award for Best Newcomer in the same year. Ayaka graduated from Angerme and Hello! Project on June 18, 2019 after a 15 year stint with the organization. In parallel with idol activity, Ayaka went on to university and now studies art at graduate school. Her special skill is talking about art, and her favorite painter is Edouard Manet. Ayaka’s favorite art fields are Western modern paintings, contemporary art, and Buddha statues.
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