Quotes by: Utada Hikaru

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Utada Hikaru
Native name 宇多田ヒカル
Born 宇多田 光
(1983-01-19) January 19, 1983 (age 33)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Other names
Utada Hikki Cubic U (retired)
Occupation
Singer songwriter arranger producer
Home town Tokyo, Japan
Spouse(s) Kazuaki Kiriya (m. 2002–07)
Francesco Calianno (m. 2014)
Children 1
Website www.utadahikaru.jp
Musical career
Genres
Pop R&B[1] dance rock
Instruments
Vocals guitar piano synthesizer programming
Years active
1996–2011 2016–present
Labels EMI Music Japan (Virgin, Foozay, Eastworld) (1997–2013)
Universal Music Japan (EMI R, Virgin) (2013–present)
Universal Music (Island, Mercury, EMI) (2004–2010; 2013–present)

I just want people to see that I do my own stuff, that I'm not stupid, and I can make fun of myself.
Utada Hikaru
It's just that, when I'm in Japan I could foretell to a certain degree what would be accepted, so I certainly don't come up with any crazy arrangements.
Utada Hikaru
And it was then that I realized wow, I'm able to write lyrics and sing and stuff like that.
Utada Hikaru
The same parts of my brain get as excited as when I study bio or read a novel and write a paper on it.
Utada Hikaru
I don't like going to the gym because I don't like being with people I don't know in that intense environment.
Utada Hikaru
No one told me I had to make something that would sell, but I personally want everyone to like my music.
Utada Hikaru
It's a fairly recent thing but I've become very fond of making drinks myself.
Utada Hikaru
When people ask me exactly how much time I spend in each country, I always tell them I have no idea.
Utada Hikaru
Actually, the fun part was not knowing what the heck I was going to be doing.
Utada Hikaru
I bought an espresso maker and coffee maker and make them myself every day.
Utada Hikaru
For the version of this CD released in Japan, a translation of the English lyrics is included, but there are lots of places where meanings are lost in the process of translation.
Utada Hikaru
Since I was doing all of it myself, I had to decide where I wanted to go with the songs, how to proceed with the chords, if the sound was alright, and all that detail on my own.
Utada Hikaru
But in Japanese, there's actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words.
Utada Hikaru
I do feel really determined, and that I have to pull myself together, but I don't really think like, my market has changed and my company has changed, and I'm going to make it BIG in America!
Utada Hikaru
The Japanese version comes with a translation, but that's different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they're interested.
Utada Hikaru
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