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One Member of WARPs UP is now INTO1 SANTA with a New Single

26 Nov

into1santaFollowing Uno Santa (宇野賛多)’s soaring popularity on the mega-hit Chinese show ‘CHUANG2021’, where he formed the boyband INTO1, this Japanese artist has rebranded himself as with the anglicised INTO1 SANTA just in time for the upcoming holiday. He’s also  released new single ‘I’m from…’ on November 25.

This young man personally selected the concept for the song, which features autobiographical lyrics that tell a personal story where he tells how he managed to achieve his dreams. The video shows gratitude to the family, friends and fans who have supported him along the way. He said, “This song tells my story. As the title ‘I’m from…’ suggests, it is based on my past experiences. These experiences could only have been achieved with the support of my family, friends and all of you, and they have allowed me to become who I am today – and to love myself.

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BE:FIRST is Topping the Charts and They’re Not Ready to Say nor Sing, “Bye-Good-Bye.”

22 Nov

BE:FIRSTSince releasing their debut album, ‘BE:1’ in August this year, Japanese group BE:FIRST, has been nothing short of unstoppable. Signed to renowned Japanese rapper and artist, SKY-HI’s management company and label, BMSG, this band is a seven member dance and vocal group who has continuously swept up No.1 spots on various music charts, and music videos receiving over millions of views., This time, the group has reached another successful milestone. Just one year after their debut, their official YouTube channel reached over 300 million total views earlier this week.

All the music videos on BE:FIRST’s YouTube channel thus far have received tremendous numbers of views. Their pre-debut single ‘Shining One’ surpassed 32 million views as of 14 November 2022. Their second single, ‘Bye-Good-Bye’ is about to hit 30 million views any day. Besides the music videos, dance performance and dance practice videos, in addition to live performance videos, are popular among fans. Their music videos can be found on YouTube and their latest is as follows:

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You Heard it Right, The Last Rockstars is Japan’s Mega-Band Consisting of….

14 Nov

The Last RockstarsYoshiki, Hyde, Sugizo and Miyavi are joining forces to give fans worldwide a show that’s very likely to blow the roofs of concert halls away. Their new star-studded band The Last Rockstars is ready to perform, and to get Japanese music lovers a taste, they’ve released a teaser music video. Simply titled “The Last Rockstars” (lyrics by YOSHIKI, composed by YOSHIKI) and “PSYCHO LOVE” (lyrics by YOSHIKI / HYDE, composed by HYDE) are available to view, and the full tracks are coming very soon!

The band will also unleash their debut live performances on January 26 & 27 that Ariake Arena and January 29 & 30 at Tokyo Garden Theatre; fan club presale is available now. U.S. shows on February 4 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and February 10 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles are on sale now.

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NAQT VANE is VANE with their Second Debut Single

4 Nov

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Led by producer/composer Hiroyuki Sawano, who has provided music for movies, anime, TV shows and artists, the new team music project NAQT VANE released their second digital single, ‘VANE’, on November 2, 2022.

The song shares the same concept as NAQT VANE themselves: Creating an uplifting tailwind to encourage those who have a challenger spirit. Vocalist Harukaze’s strong yet gentle voice offers unflinching support, with an inspiring message for those of us who are trying hard to live our best life. In Japan, ‘VANE’ has been selected as the theme song for the historic Women’s Ekiden long-distance road relay, which is celebrating its 37th year.

Based on the concept that “the song that paves the way will never die”, the music video shows an ever-flowing stream of images referencing elements of “place” such as cities, commuter towns and countryside regions, along with symbols of “time” such as morning, noon and night. While the video to NAQT VANE’s debut single ‘Break Free’ used CG to portray a rich graphical world, this time vocalist Harukaze’s performance is front and center, and not to be missed. As if directly referencing the lyric “It’s raining outside, touching my raw nerve”, the video was shot outdoors in the pouring rain, and Harukaze’s deeply emotional side and artistic nature, which had remained veiled until now, have finally been revealed

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NAQT VANE’s “Break Free” is Now in English!

7 Oct

Break FreeThe English version of NAQT VANE’s debut song ‘Break Free’ was released on September 30. This English version was produced in tandem with the original Japanese version released earlier in September, so that music fans around the world could enjoy the message of hope behind the song’s lyrics.

NAQT VANE launched in September as a fresh new team project breathing a wind of change. Their debut single ‘Break Free’ carries an encouraging message of “a new self” and “liberation” and is dedicated to everyone living in the era of the wind – a flexible world of freedom and diversity with a lifestyle unbound by material things or status. The project combines the unmistakable music of producer Hiroyuki Sawano, whose compositions for anime, movies and TV shows are beloved by fans in Japan and around the world; and Harukaze, a highly skilled musician with a unique singing voice whose worldview was shaped by her school days spent in the United States.

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