In a recent message to their devoted fan club members, Hey! Say! JUMP, the acclaimed J-pop group, has announced a significant change. They've decided to retire their iconic debut track, "Ultra Music Power," from future performances and are making alterations to their official YouTube channel.
The decision was first revealed through a video featuring all group members, stating their choice to remove "Ultra Music Power" from their future setlists. This is a pivotal shift in their career.
In the latest email, they explained, "Regarding our earlier announcement to retire 'Ultra Music Power' from our repertoire, discussions were conducted among both the members and our management. We have chosen to communicate this alteration through video content." It's essential to note that specific material related to "Ultra Music Power" on their official YouTube channel will only be accessible to the general public until October 16th, 11:59 PM.
"Ultra Music Power" is Hey! Say! JUMP's debut song, released in 2007, featuring the term "Johnny's" within its lyrics. It holds a deep historical resonance for the group. President Noriyuki Higashiyama has conveyed that the Johnny's-associated nomenclature, encompassing group names and affiliated entities, will be systematically phased out, marking a transformative period in their history.
This change signifies a period of transformation for Hey! Say! JUMP, ushering in a new and intriguing chapter for the group and their dedicated fanbase.