Aimer Releases Music Video For ‘Stand By You’ Written by TK

11.April.2019 | MUSIC

Aimer finally dropped her highly-anticipated two new albums Sun Dance and Penny Rain simultaneously on April 10.

On April 8 it was announced that the singer would release three music videos from the new records on her official YouTube channel three days in a row. The final video to be released is for Stand By You from the album Penny Rain.

 

The song was written and produced by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure. This is TK’s third collaboration with Aimer following us and Kowairo in 2016. The video was directed by Japanese film director Kyotaro Hayashi. The powerful visuals perfectly match the emotional music written by TK.

 

Be sure to check out the new video alongside the already-released We Two and Monochrome Syndrome.

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    Photography Credits:

    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure→ Takayuki Okada

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    Marie Antoinette in Court Dress by Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1778 (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien)

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    TK from Ling Tosite Sigure is readying himself for his tour to Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya this October. But before he hits the road, he has just announced that his new single melt (with suis from Yorushika) will be released digitally on October 2, right before the tour begins.

    As the title reveals, the track features suis from Japanese music group Yorushika, who was invited on board with a direct offer from TK. The song will be released in just under a month, but TK has given fans a tease over on his official Instagram and his band his band Ling Tosite Sigure’s Twitter page. The song draws a silhouette of ephemeral forbidden love, woven together with the unmatched beauty of TK’s melodies and suis’s vocals.

    Speaking about working on the song with TK, suis commented: “I am deeply honoured to have been invited on board a song so sensational I have no idea why I was chosen. I’m the type of person whose soul is touched when it comes to songs, so my chest felt tight the entire time when recording began. Every time I listened to the track it felt like I was doing something wrong. I felt really troubled. I hope the people who listen to the song feel the same way.”

    TK also commented: “I wrote this song on the fly. Every element of it came to me at once: the visuals of the music video, the words, the melody. In that time I wanted something that wasn’t me, something that sounded different from my usual image. I called it melt, and suis’s vocals elevated that transience that much more, like it’s close to you and melts and then heads off far away. I’m looking forward to the people who usually listen to Yorushika getting to hear suis in a different light. And the video is wonderful, it’s something completely new. I hope it reaches faraway [people].”

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