SEKAI NO OWARI Release Music Video for New Song ‘Illumination’

06.December.2018 | MUSIC

4-piece pop band SEKAI NO OWARI have dropped a music video for their new track Illumination.

 

 

Strength and gentleness is portrayed through the carefully considered use of colour in the music video. We see four girls wearing colourless grey dresses which have hidden within them a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours. They are surrounded by three groups of dancers which are split into red, blue and yellow.

 

The beautiful coordination of colour and the lyrics are expressed through the dance moves which serve to only deepen the meaning of the words.

 

Be sure to check the video out for yourself!

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    SEKAI NO OWARI is currently on their Japan tour “The Colours”. From July 24 to 25 they performed at Makuhari Messe, leaving the venue on a very high note. 

    After four years since the release of Tree, they released their albums Eye and Lip on February 27, 2019. In April, they followed up on the album releases with their Japan tour The Colours, which is their biggest tour to date with 28 performances in 13 venues across the country. This autumn, they will be touring Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing under the same live tour title, and much more. This is the most jam-packed schedule from SEKAI NO OWARI that anyone has ever seen. 

    Over the two days at Makuhari Messe, approximately 32,000 fans attended to watch SEKAI NO OWARI.

     

    A statement by vocalist Fukase:

    We are performing at 24 locations for this tour. After a while it suddenly hit me that this is the biggest tour SEKAI NO OWARI has ever been on. It makes me happy to think that we managed to up our game to a whole new level without even realising it. Thank you for your support. After a year or so, we will be reaching our 10th anniversary, so we are thinking of what we could do to celebrate. Thank you and please continue to support us,” he said, thanking the fans. 

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    It has been announced that the new song Mitsu no Tsuki -for the film- by four-member rock band SEKAI NO OWARI will be used as the main theme for the upcoming film Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku (“You Shine in the Moonlit Night”) which hits theatres in Japan on March 15, 2019.

     

    The song is a special arrangement of the original track Mitsu no Tsuki included on the band’s upcoming album Lip which is being released simultaneously alongside another new album titled Eye, both of which are set to hit shelves on February 27, 2019.

     

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    SEKAI NO OWARI’s discography will also be released on streaming services at midnight tonight (JST) – the entire back catalogue from their first album EARTH to their latest single Illumination. A special website has also gone live for Eye and Lip. Links below.

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