Shiina Ringo releases new single in May

Shiina Ringo is scheduled to release a new single under her own name on May 27, reports The single, titled "Ariamaru Tomi", serves as the opening theme for the TBS drama, Smile, which stars Matsumoto Jun and Aragaki Yui. Bounce describes the single as her first solo release in 5 1/2 years. Technically, that’s correct, since 2007’s "Konoyo Kagiri" was billed with her brother Junpei and conductor Saito Neko. Shiina recently released the live DVD Ringo EXPO 08 to cap a series of releases commemorating the 10th anniversary of her debut.