It was recently announced that 96neko / 96猫 will be releasing her second mini album, “7S” (pronounced “sevens”), on November 23. Such news wouldn’t normally be featured on a blog about Oku Hanako, but on October 21, these were tweeted:
奥華子さんとの収録終わりました。 みんなでたくさん話し合ってこだわりまくった！完成楽しみ(๑′ᗨ‵๑) そして奥さんと猫ちゃんトークした！結論、猫は最高の癒しやのう〜♪ https://t.co/vFKRKaMXJC—
96猫 (@96__neko) October 21, 2016
奥華子 (@okuhanako) October 21, 2016
It seems the two finished recording something on that day. According to the announcement by Sony Music Japan, it was a new recording of MOTHER. I’m hoping for a duet this time, but she will definitely be on the piano at the very least.
The song will be track 6 of 11, with an instrumental version as track 11.