Aimer’s New Album to Feature Song Produced by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

28.March.2019 | MUSIC

Aimer will release two new albums simultaneously on April 10: Sun Dance and Penny Rain. These will be the newest albums from the artist since daydream which dropped back in September 2019. The full-track list had already been unveiled except for one song, but details on that song have now been released.

It is titled Stand By You and was written and produced by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure. This is his third song written for Aimer following us and Kowairo from 2016.

A video was posted on Aimer’s official YouTube channel which plays a track-by-track preview of each song on both albums including Stand By You.

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    Japanese singer Aimer is known for her deep, husky voice which once you hear it, you’ll never forget it.

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    Seeing an actress star in a long-term music video project like this, which has been ongoing since October 2017, is a rare thing indeed. The current version of the new music video is just a teaser, but the full version is scheduled to be released on Aimer’s YouTube channel in the near future.

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  • TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Releases Music Video For ‘pet’ Anime Opening Theme

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    The anime adaptation of Ranjou Miyake’s sci-fi human drama series pet began airing on January 6. TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s newest single Chō no Tobu Suisō is the opening theme for the series, and his music video for it just dropped on YouTube.

     

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    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure is set to release his new single Chō no Tobu Suisō (The Water Tank the Butterfly Flies in). The single serves as the opening for the upcoming anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake’s Pet manga seriesー a Sci-Fi drama which is set to premiere in January 2020.

     

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  • Aimer to Perform Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song Main Theme

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    Japanese singer-songwriter Aimer, known for her deep and husky voice, is currently on her sold out 24-date tour Aimer Hall Tour 19/20 “rouge de bleu” which is taking her to 17 locations across Japan.

    Aimer revealed at her concert on Saturday 14th in Sendai that she will perform the main theme song for the upcoming anime film Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel III. spring song which will release as the final film in the planned trilogy in 2020. Aimer also performed the main themes for the previous two films, Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel I. presage flower (2017) and Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel II. lost butterfly (2019).

    The title of the song is Haru wa Yuku (“Spring Continues”). It will be produced by Yuki Kajiura who also produced the previous two main themes by Aimer, Hana no Uta and I beg you.

     

    I beg you peaked at No. 1 on Oricon’s Weekly CD Singles charts, so excitement is high to hear Aimer’s next collaboration with Kajiura.

     

    Haru wa Yuku will release on March 25, 2020 as Aimer’s 18th single. It will include a new song entitled marie which is being used as the image song for “The Habsburg Dynasty 600 Years of Imperial Collections,” an exhibition currently taking place at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo from until January 26, 2020 in commemoration of Japan and Austria’s 150 years of friendship.

    Aimer said: “I am both happy and privileged to be able to sing all of the main theme songs until the final film like this. I would like to thank Kajiura, as well all of the people associated with the series, and all of the people who love the series, from the bottom of my heart. I was overwhelmed when Kajiura presented me with this song. I knew we’d have to perfect it down to the tiniest details. But I also wanted to sing about love, and all of the emotions it comes with, succinctly in one answer, and so I sang with everything I had. I cannot stop hoping that ‘Haru wa Yuku’ is a sing that the people who have watched the story to the end will love.”

    Yuki Kajiura said: “I am so happy from the bottom of my heart to have been able to work on the three main theme songs of Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel with Aimer. Over the course of the series, her voice has added to its flavour, and has consistently tied together everything from the sound to the world and how the heroines are portrayed. And she has once again poured her soul into ‘Haru wa Yuku,’ the song of the final chapter. I hope people enjoy it.”

  • Memai Siren’s ‘pet’ Anime Ending Theme Produced by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Releases Next Year

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    It has been announced that Memai Siren’s new song image _____, which is produced and arranged by TK (Ling Tosite Sigure), will be released on January 22 next year.

    The song will be used as the ending theme for the upcoming TV anime series pet. The opening theme is entitled Chō no Tobu Suisō (The Water Tank the Butterfly Flies in) and sees TK from Ling Tosite Sigure taking the helm to perform the song.

    Both the anime edit version and full version of image _____ will be made available for digital download on January 6.

     

    Memai Siren said: “There’s a lot of things in pet we can relate to. It looks at the mountains and valleys of people’s hearts, and questions if what we’re looking at really is reality. We set out to create a song from the perspective of the storyーone that can support people. And with TK kindly on board to produce for us, we believe we have been able to elevate our expressive power like we never have. However, the reality in which I am writing this right now: is it just a memory? Or am I just rewriting something? Does this song even exist in the first place? I entrust the answers [to these questions] to you, the listeners.”

  • ‘Pet’ Anime Opening Theme to be Performed by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

    20.November.2019 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    It has been announced that TK from Ling Tosite Sigure will perform the opening theme song for the upcoming anime adaptation of the Remaster Edition of Ranjō Miyake’s Pet manga series. The song is titled Chō no Tobu Suisō (The Water Tank the Butterfly Flies in).

    A new promotional video for the anime was also released which features the song.

    Pet will premiere on TOKYO MX on January 6, 2020. Amazon will exclusively stream the series on Amazon Prime Video in Japan and overseas, with the first two episodes hitting the service on January 5, 2020 at 24:00 (January 6, 2020 at 12:00am).

    Speaking about being involved with the series, TK commented: “I have read [the manga] countless times. The story takes me somewhere else. It makes me feel like I’m in a dream. If you asked me how this song came about, it seems like my memory of it has been plucked from me.”

     

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  • Concert Review: TK from Ling Tosite Sigure Performs New Song ‘melt’ in Tokyo

    07.October.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure has embarked on a new tour entitled Bi-Phase Brain “L side”. His first show took place at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST in Tokyo. He was joined by guest act österreich who, like TK, has performed music for the Tokyo Ghoul anime series. österreich is the solo project by Japanese musician Kunimitsu Takahashi and this marked his first live performance since his band “the cabs” broke up in 2013.

    österreich was supported on stage by Mizuki Iida (cinema staff) and Ai Kamano on vocals, Katsuaki Sato (Gecko&Tokage Parade) on piano, Sohei Mishima (cinema staff/peelingwards) on bass, GOTO (DALLJUB STEP CLUBのGOTO) on drums, and Anzu Suhara on violin.

     

    All the members stepped onto stage, with Takahashi at the front who began the set on guitar with Zeitaku no Hone. The members displayed their instrumental mastery to flurries of applause. Takahashi himself was most into it of all, and his moved his whole body to song.  They followed this up with Munou, the opening theme for season two of the anime series Tokyo Ghoul by österreich. At the end of every song, Takahashi expressed his gratitude to fans with a heartfelt, “Thank you.”

    Iida joined the fray once more in the second half of the performance, announcing the debut of a new song. He sang it together with Kamano. It was an upbeat, complex track, with the latter half of the song having a more straightforward rhythm and rising melody. It was different from anything we’ve heard from Takahashi in recent years.

     

    Takahashi said: “Thank you to TK for inviting us here today. And thank you to Ishida, who has given us all of these opportunities.” The Ishida he refers to is Sui Ishida, the author of the Tokyo Ghoul manga. It was only fitting, then, that he perform Rakuen no Kimi, the ending theme to the last series of the Tokyo Ghoul anime. Thus marked the conclusion of österreich’s first ever live performance.

    It was then time for TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s set. He opened with kalei de scope, with a powerful ensemble beside him formed of BOBO on drums, Ichiro Yoshida on bass, Oko Haruna on piano, and Honoka Sato on violin. This was followed by an acoustic performance of haze, the ballad mementoFantastic Magic which garnered huge cries and applause when they started playing it, the chaotic Shandy with its incredible piano loop, and more.

    “This is my first time performing this one. I can’t do it alone, so I’m going to borrow some help,” TK announced, and was joined by Ai Kamano who also performed with österreich earlier that night. Kamano performed the vocal section which is normally sung by salyu. She accelerated the high tones of the chorus which was laced with TK’s iconic trance-like musical performance.

     

    Kamano also joined him for his new song melt, which was released digitally last Tuesday, taking the place of suis from Yorushika who is the original singer on this track. The music was hard-hitting apart from the beautiful lull of the guitar. It was a dramatic performance, coupled with the CG and live-action-combined music video.

     

    The last song of the set was a complete turnaround from melt. TK performed his early progressive hit film a moment.

    TK expressed his thanks to the crowd, and performed unravel for the encore, the iconic season one opening theme for Tokyo Ghoul, sending the crowd into the stratosphere. This was followed by P.S. RED I, another climactic hit with the crowd and a fitting end to the night.

    TK has two more shows left on this tour: DIAMOND HALL in Nagoya tomorrow, and Namba Hatch in Osaka the following day. Cö shu Nie will join him as the guest act.

     

     

    Photography Credits:

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure→ Takayuki Okada

    österreich→ Kana Tarumi

  • Watch TK from Ling Tosite Sigure’s Music Video For ‘melt’ Featuring suis From Yorushika

    02.October.2019 | MUSIC

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure is about to head on tour from October 3 where he will  hit up Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

    Before he hits the road, TK just dropped his new single melt (with suis from Yorushika) digitally on October 2. Check out the music video below.

    The video is directed by Kentaro Saisho and features gorgeous live-action visuals with lyrics woven together with CG. The song has the kind of distinct and unique melody that TK is known for, while suis adds a new layer to the track.

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