To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises

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"To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises"
Single by Cute
A-side
  • "To Tomorrow"
  • "Final Squall"
  • "The Curtain Rises"
ReleasedMarch 29, 2017 (2017-03-29) (Japan) [1]
Genre
Label Zetima
Cute singles chronology
"Mugen Climax / Ai wa Marude Seidenki / Singing (Ano Koro no Yō ni)"
(2016)
"To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises"
(2017)

"To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises" is the 31st single by the Japanese female group Cute released on March 29, 2017, on the Zetima label.

Contents

It was Cute's final single, as the group disbanded in the summer of 2017. [2] [3]

Background

The single was announced on January 5, 2017 at the group's New Year's Concert at Nakano Sun Plaza. At the concert it was announced that the single would be released on March 22. [2]

On January 30, the Hello! Project official website posted an announcement that the release date would be postponed "due to production circumstances". [4] This alerted the group's fans and aroused speculations about whether the single would be released. [5]

Release

The album was released in seven versions: four limited and three regular editions. All the regular editions will be CD-only, while all the limited editions included an additional DVD. [1]

Track listing

CD (all editions)

CD
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."To Tomorrow"TsunkuTsunku4:08
2."Final Squall" (ファイナルスコール)Shock EyeShock Eye4:35
3."The Curtain Rises"Tsunku (rap arrangement by U.M.E.D.Y.)Tsunku4:08
4."To Tomorrow" (Instrumental)  4:08
5."Final Squall" (Instrumental)  4:35
6."The Curtain Rises" (Instrumental)  4:08
DVD (Limited Edition A only)
No.TitleLength
1."To Tomorrow (Music Video)"5:14
DVD (Limited Edition B only)
No.TitleLength
1."Final Squall (Music Video)"5:30
DVD (Limited Edition C only)
No.TitleLength
1."The Curtain Rises (Music Video)"4:43
DVD (Limited Edition SP only)
No.TitleLength
1."To Tomorrow (Dance Shot Ver.)"4:16
2."Final Squall (Dance Shot Ver.)"4:41
3."The Curtain Rises (Dance Shot Ver.)"4:14

Charts

Chart (2012)Peak
position
Japan (Oricon Weekly Singles Chart)2
Japan (Oricon Daily Singles Chart)2

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