Perfume reveal the title of their 7th studio album, Plasma

New Perfume album news y’all.

Perfume’s 7th studio album is titled Plasma. A very on brand album title for both Perfume and Nakata Yasutaka. And although I’m sure the title is in referenced to the plasma which refers to physics, ions and electrons; my mind goes straight to blood.

At time of writing, the album covers have not been revealed. Shit better be fire though. Despite not being a fan of Future Pop, I didn’t hate the regular edition album cover. I liked the concept. I just couldn’t stand the dresses. And the limited edition cover was some Microsoft 95 screensaver looking ass bullshit. I can’t believe they used that cover for the vinyl release.

HENNYWAY.

We’re here to talk about Plasma.

Plasma will release in 3 editions. A limited Press edition, a limited edition and a standard. Technically, it’s releasing in 5 edition, as both limited editions have an A and a B version. And the Limited Press edition will also come with Plasma Bluetooth earphones, which is pretty cool. Hopefully fans who miss out on picking them up with the album will be able to buy the earphones separately as merch at tour venues. Oh yes. Perfume will be doing a plasma tour. Because, obviously.

The full tracklist for Plasma is yet to be announced, but it will feature 12 tracks. I am fully expecting everything we’ve gotten since “Saisei” to be on this album. Yep. Including cuts from the Polygon Wave EP. The singles have already been confirmed to be on this album. Which would mean that with “Saisei”, “Time Warp”, “Polygon Wave”, “Android&”, “∞Loop”, “Flow”, “Mawaru Kagami”, “Sayonara Plastic World” all occupying slots, we’re only getting 3 new songs. Yep. 3. Because one of those songs will for sure be the album intro, which is likely the music which is playing in this announcement video.

And one of the 3 new songs is absolutely going to end up being a digital single which will release in late June or early June. Which then means only 2 of the songs on the album will be unheard and new.

I could be wrong. Maybe we won’t get “Android&” or “∞Loop” at all. Shit. Maybe we won’t get “Saisei” and “Time Warp” either. But we so are.

We shall see.

As mentioned a couple of paragraphs up, Plasma has itself a tour, with dates and everything. And as per usual, every single one of these gigs is in a dome of some sort. I've gotta hand it to Perfume. They can still sell out a dome. Not every J-pop act who has been in the game for 10+ years can say that. Just ask Crystal Kay. She’d be lucky if she could book a Mister Donut and sell that out.

Plasma tour dates
August 8, 2022
Ariake Arena, Tokyo

August 21, 2022
Ariake Arena, Tokyo

August 31, 2022
Nippon Gaishi Hall, Aichi

September 1, 2022
Nippon Gaishi Hall, Aichi

September 6, 2022
Osaka-jō Hall, Osaka

September 7, 2022
Osaka-jō Hall, Osaka

September 17, 2022
Hiroshima Green Arena, Hiroshima

September 18, 2022
Hiroshima Green Arena, Hiroshima

September 24, 2022
Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka

September 25, 2022
Marine Messe Fukuoka, Fukuoka

October 1, 2022
The Big Hat (Nagano Wakasato Tamokuteki Sports Arena), Nagano

October 2, 2022
The Big Hat (Nagano Wakasato Tamokuteki Sports Arena), Nagano

October 7, 2022
Sekisui Heim Super Arena, Miyagi

October 8, 2022
Sekisui Heim Super Arena, Miyagi

October 29, 2022
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama

October 30, 2022
Saitama Super Arena, Saitama

November 5, 2022
Hokkai Kitayell, Hokkaido

November 6, 2022
Hokkai Kitayell, Hokkaido


Tickets aren’t available yet, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on Perfume’s social media accounts for when they push the button.

I’m not even going to ask nor entertain the idea of a world tour. Not with the world still being in a pandemic, and especially in light of Perfume pulling out of the Primavera Sound Festival. But hopefully at some point in the future it’ll happen and Perfume will get to play bigger venues.

Plasma will release on July 27, 2022. And as soon as the album covers and tracklist drops, you know I’mma post that shit.



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