Masked Electronic Duo AmPm to Write New Song For A6

26.April.2019 | MUSIC

AmPm is an electronic music duo that has kept the global music market in mind since their debut back in 2017. Their debut track Best Part Of Us has enjoyed its majority of Spotify streams from overseas fans. They have also collaborated with several international artists such as Ayden and Frida Sundemo.

 

The masked duo are now set to write the song All For You for Japanese boy band V6 which will be featured on their upcoming double A-side single Aru Hi Negai ga Kanattanda. The track will feature AmPm’s iconic mysterious dance sound and English lyrics backed by V6’s utterly addictive harmonies.

 

AmPm commented the following on the release: “This track has been the hardest to make out of any songs we have worked on to date. In the end, and through trial and error, we believe we have brought together Chocoholic’s strength, who is the main track-maker of the song, and Arner and Chiris’s gentleness, who are in LA and who we worked together with.”

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  • Music video of the love song, “Right Now,”written by V6 member, Shimizu Shota, has been released

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    V6’s 50th double A-side single, “Super Powers / Right Now” will be released on January 16th. The music video of this song has now been released. The concept of the song is “a love song for adults” and was written by Shimizu Shota. It is a dark/sexy song with a tricky beat and is a song where you can feel the “new sound” of Shimizu Shota. The song depicts the game of love from a man’s honest perspective.

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    This “ONE PIECE’s original illustration sleeve” is a special sleeve that includes an illustration depicting the members of “the wheat straw clan” and V6. The members of the clan and V6 are making the same pose in the illustration. This valuable illustration shows that it is possible to create a strong power by gathering everyone’s spirit together.

     

    Shimizu Shota’s comments (“Right Now” – lyrics, music and arrangement)

    I am very happy that I could write a song for V6. And I am very pleased that the members of V6 directly asked me to write a song for them.

    I am so happy that idols which have been watching since my childhood are dancing in tune to this song that I wrote. I want to go back to my childhood and tell myself that I am going to write a song for them in the future.

    I tried to write a song which elevates the charm of the group and I hope that many people will watch them dancing.

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    Titled Faded Love, the song once again features vocals from Michael Kaneko with whom they joined creative hands with for the international hit Best Part Of Us. Kaneko’s voice calmly intertwines with the mysterious sounds of the synths. It’s almost a vivid reminder of Best Part Of Us. The song will serve as their final track of the year and is a perfect match to the winter season.

     

    Comment: AmPm
    “The reason we released this song at the end of the year is because everyone including ourselves hasn’t necessarily had a [completely] happy year; everyone must have had at least one painful experience. We released it during this season because we want people to take that experience into the next year. We pray that people can look back over this year and face the new one with a positive attitude. We hope this song can help support everyone a little.”

     

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    Sundemo subsequently came to meet music producer Joel Humlen and released her For You, Love EP in 2013 across Europe from Paelophone Records. NME described her vocals on the EP as being “sweet but sad, like a lollipop dropped on the floor” while The Guardian called them “breathy, icy.”

     

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    Japanese electronic duo AmPm made their debut with Best Part Of Us in March 2017 which has garnered over 1.7 million streams on Spotify worldwide.

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  • Boy Band V6 Performs TV Anime One Piece’s New Opening Song ‘Super Powers’

    26.September.2018 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC

    Japanese boy band V6 will perform the new opening theme song Super Powers for the hit anime series One Piece.

    The song was written specially for the series and is described as expressing a world of adventure delved in eagerly with friends. The titles “super powers” refers to the abilities that each character wields, and that if everybody brings their strength together they can create an even bigger power. The lyrics too use keywords like “friends,” “courage” and “adventure,” and the music has a refreshing sound and fast-paced melody that’s sure to motivate listeners. Details surrounding the CD release have yet to be announced.

     

    The One Piece anime adaptation will enter its 20th anniversary next year. V6, too, will celebrate 23 years since their debut. This is an extremely rare and valuable collaboration to see V6 providing a theme song for any series.

    V6 Members’ Comments

    Masayuki Sakamoto

    “When I heard that it was decided we would perform the theme song I was overjoyed. The lyrics to ‘Super Powers’ contain the message that if friends bring their strengths together they can create an even bigger power. I think it’s a song that One Piece fans are loving.”

     

    Hiroshi Nagano

    “It’s been 23 years since V6’s debut, and it will be 20 years next since since the One Piece anime started. I’m so happy with the timing – being able to do the theme song to an anime we have grown with for the most part. I hope we can get lively together in the run up to the 20th anniversary.”

     

    Yoshihiko Inohara

    “We are extremely honoured to have been allowed to intrude on the world of One Piece in our song. It has a fast-paced melody so I think it fits very well as an anime opening.”

     

    Gô Morita

    “The melody is powerful and the lyrics are very straight foward. This is One Piece, something loved by a lot of people, so I hope people will be interested in this song too.”

     

    Ken Miyake

    “The series was one I loved already. I’ve been waiting since the anime started. I never thought we’d be responsible for one of the theme songs, so I was over the moon. The theme of the song is ‘living life with comrades with all  your might.’ It expresses the world of adventure depicted in One Piece. The story in the anime starting in October I think it one people cannot overlook, so I definitely want them to listen to the theme song too!”

     

    Junichi Okada

    “I’ve liked the series since I was a kid; I still buy and read Jump Magazine to this day. The lyrics are littered with words like ‘comrade,’ ‘courage’ and ‘adventure.’ I think it’s a song that will feel very much One Piece.”

    Comment: Yuta Kano (“One Piece” Producer, Fuji TV)

    “I was kindly able to watch V6 in concert a little while back, and what I saw was that there was wide range of people enjoying them [in the crowd]. Their songs are also high quality, and they have a great number of famous songs. I felt they they are a rare artist who are able to bring people together. I thought to myself I wanted to request them to do a theme song for One Piece, so I gave the offer. I feel that the completed song is a cool song that has both that Sunday morning excitement and freshness! I would be happy if this becomes one of V6’s new anthems in their discography!”

     

    You can catch V6’s new song Super Powers on One Piece from October 7.

     

    ■Information

    “Super Powers”

    CD details TBA.

     

    V6 Official Website: https://avex.jp/v6/

    One Piece Official Website: https://one-piece.com

     

    ©Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha・Fuji TV・Toei Animation

     

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