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WARPS Up HERO_sei with This New Single and Music Video Debut

11 Jun

HERO_seiJapanese-Chinese boys’ collective WARPs UP‘s new single HERO_sei is now out. It’s a mid-tempo ballad about living life your own way and is performed by a group who refuse to be confined by their own boundaries. The bold use of colours–of red, white and blue–contrasted against varied backdrops shows how they’re breaking free. Each tone is meaning, as red represents anger, white with sadness and blue with freedom. The progression is very telling.

This second original single released by the group’s two Chinese members LANGYI and MINGJUN, follows January’s single POWER_Shin. Previous songs by WARPs UP feature lyrics in English, Chinese and Japanese. This approach to reach a global market is an impressive achievement and helps make this group stand out.

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Rock on FAKY! On the Release of the Music Video Futakoito.

5 Feb

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Japanese girl group FAKY’s latest single, “Futakoito,” was released, and Vocaloid producer Aqu3ra couldn’t be happier. This visually gorgeous and poetic piece blends a few music styles together into a symphonic treat. Although no translation was made available at time of release, hopefully this can change in the coming weeks–or fans can wait for the release of Ox-Head Village, an upcoming horror movie by ‘Ju-On’ creator Takashi Shimizu. 

This filmmaker released a statement about the music video. “The lyrics in this song about ‘another me (myself)’ are indeed the hidden theme of this movie. In an era where social media allows any of us to become someone else, can the two sides of the ego coexist? Will you struggle and be sucked in? Can you hold on to the essence of yourself?”

“Thank you Aqu3ra for putting together the pieces of this movie. And thank you FAKY for collaborating with me once again!”

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Sing Along to Summer is Over feat. Mai Anna

31 Aug

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Honestly, according to the Gregorian Calender, we still have a few more weeks of Summer left. But as most folks equate Labour Day as transitional period, Kaz of J-Pop Group, INTERSECTION, has another take. His single, “Summer is Over feat.Mai Anna,” epitomizes the feeling of Summer’s end and reflecting on all of the memories and romance of the season. This release follows his single  “Drown feat. Hikari Mitsushima” which was released earlier this month. 

“I have produced this song with a producer Solomon Fox, who is a singer-songwriter in the U.S. This song was created at the end of summer as the title says when I was 19. My friend Mai Anna, who goes to the same school as me, joined to write the lyrics.

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Has ‘Kingdom’ Come with BiSH’ separate “Stacking” Music Video Release?

30 Jul

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By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

In addition to BiSH’s song being used in the newest premiere of the anime Kingdom (available to stream on Funamation), the musical sensation has released their single, “Stacking,” for fans wanting to simply hear it or see as a music video!

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Band Ja Naimon! Releases “Kimemaster” MV as Part of Pony Canyon Debut

9 May

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Jpop group Band Ja Naimon! (バンドじゃないもん!) released the music video attached to their upcoming single “Kimemaster! (キメマスター!)”. The all-female idol group was transferred from Warner Music Japan to Pony Canyon in January, 2016. “Kimemaster! / Kimochi Dake Sanka Shimasu (キメマスター! / 気持ちだけ参加します。)” will be available for purchase May 18th and is the 2nd major label debut for the group formed in 2012.

“Kimemaster” is directed by Daisuke Kondon with animation by Yuka Ota and Akane Okamoto of pH Studio Inc.


 
Band Ja Naimon! will be performing May 17 and 18th at the Akasaka Blitz (赤坂BLITZ) in Minato, Tokyo as part of the Band Ja Naimon! nationwide Tour 2016 ~Teppen Mezasouze! Mushashugyo-hen~. Doors open at 6:15 pm (18:15) with show at 7 pm (19:00).

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