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Hotel Lobby

Exodus cover
Hotel Lobby (ホテル・ロビー)
Utada Hikaru
Utada Hikaru
Other Information
Production: Utada & Teruzane skingg U
Recording: Goh Hotoda at The Hit Factory, NYC, and by Yamamoto Yasutaka at Bunkamura, Tokyo.
Mixing: Goh Hotoda at The Hit Factory, NYC
Programming: Utada Hikaru and Pete Davis

Hotel Lobby is a song by Utada that appears as track seven on Exodus. It has been described as one of Utada's favorite songs from the album. A remix has been commissioned for Hotel Lobby by Kurtis Mantronik, though no new information has been heard about this since April 2005; it was rumored that this song would be released as the last single off of "Exodus", but was quietly cancelled.

Utada Quotes

  • "It's talking about a 'working gal'...In Japanese if I had made a song like that, people would have said, 'Oh my GOD! What is she saying? It's bad influence for the kids!', but in English it's a story-telling process, and it's okay." --Utada Hikaru
  • "All through high school I lived in hotels, and for me hotels came to represent false appearances and isolation. In 'Hotel Lobby', I tell a story about a prostitute. When I became famous, I felt so overprotected and pampered and fussed about all the time that I fantasized about being unprotected, like the girl in the song. I used to feel lost in a strange lifestyle that I couldn't escape from. So I can relate to this character, even though we have different lifestyles." --Utada Hikaru