LiSA is set to release her next single “ASH” on November 29th. The single will be her 13th in total. The music video for the title track, “ASH,” was just released on YouTube.
The song is being used as the second opening theme to the popular anime series “Fate/Apocrypha” which began broadcasting in October. The lyrics and composition were completed by SID’s vocalist Mao and bassist Aki which has attracted much attention.
LiSA’s new music video breaks away from full colour and is replaced with monochrome imagery (hence “ash” = grey) with red being the only standout colour in the entire clip. The ends of LiSA’s hair are also a conspicuous red. The deliberate imagery carried by the conscious use of colour expresses a burning will (red) penetrating through dark times (grey). It’s a song signifying a sliver of hope that screams to never let go of your wishes – to keep moving forward.
The music video will be released on DVD with the first press limited edition versions of the single.
【LiSA 『ASH』-YouTube EDiT ver.-】
▼Comments from SID band members (“ASH” Lyrics & Composition)
Mao: My name is Mao, the vocalist of SID, and I was in charge of writing the lyrics for “ASH.” “ASH” is a song about staying resilient in the face of adversity. I tried to keep the lyrics faithful to both LiSA’s singing voice and the world of “Fate/Apocrypha.” I hope lots of people will come to love the song. Thank you so much!
Aki: I’m Aki, SID’s bassist! I composed the music for ‘ASH.’ The song captures the dramatic story of “Fate/Apocrypha” as well as show both the strong and subtle sides of LiSA’s voice. It’s a fast-paced rock song. I hope everyone looks forward to hearing it!”
▼Comment from LiSA
LiSA: I’m LiSA and I was put in charge of the opening theme for “Fate/Apocrypha.” The first anime song I performed as LiSA was my 1st single “oath sign” for “Fate/Zero.” It’s been 6 years since then, and I’m overjoyed to be returning to the Fate series once more. “ASH” is a song about being ready to fight for your wishes and desires. I pray for each and every one of you to look forward to the song along with the characters’ story in the Holy Grail War.
LiSA is currently on her 13 venue nationwide hall tour, LiVE is Smile Always～LiTTLE DEViL PARADE～ “Soshite Parade wa Tsuzuku”. 2017 is nowhere near over yet for LiSA.