Hot on the news that SCANDAL are due to make their UK debut in 2015, comes details regarding their forthcoming album HELLO WORLD.

HELLO WORLD will feature the singles ‘Departure’ and ‘Yoake no Ryuseigun’ as well as new single release ‘Image’, which is being used as the official song for the Nestlé Cup International Women’s Club Championship 2014 (the international association football competition organised by the Japan Football Association and the Nadeshiko League).

A lyric video for ‘Image’ has also been released which includes footage of the band in the studio.

HELLO WORLD will be SCANDAL’s sixth studio album following on from the release of Standard in 2013. The new album will be issued in 4 different flavours: Complete Production Edition (which features a T-Shirt), Limited Edition (including an additional DVD), Regular Edition and the Analog Edition. All versions of the album will include a ticket to enter a lottery to attend a release event for the album in December.

The only Scandal we’re interested in covering. Ha ha! Oh never mind…

This lays the groundwork for their 2015 concerts titled ‘SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」which will see SCANDAL embark on a series of gigs in Japan from January through to April. Following the domestic tour, the band go overseas for concerts in the US, France, UK, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

01 Image
02 Your song
03 love in action
04 Departure
05 Graduation
06 夜明けの流星群
07 お願いナビゲーション
08 Runners high
09 本を読む
10 缶ビール
11 Winter story
12 おやすみ
13 Place of life(feat. Tetsuya Komuro)

The new single ‘Image’ will be released on 19th November. HELLO WORLD is due for release on 3rd December.