Wagakki Band release their new song & music video “Oki no Yuuta” ahead of their upcoming album

04.February.2017 | MUSIC

In the run up to their new album “Shikisai,” which will hit shelves on March 22nd, Waggaki Band, the famous group that fuses rock with traditional Japanese performing arts, have released the track “Oki no Yuuta” from the upcoming release. The band also released the official music video to the track earlier this week. The long awaited video has received praise from fans, who have been commenting things like “Beautiful,” “Gorgeous,” and “I can really feel the vibe of the four seasons in this video.”

“Oki no Tayuu” is another name for “albatross.” The song is themed around the concept of travelling through time and through the seasons and is written from the perspective of an albatross travelling around the world, the biggest of the migratory birds. It’s a song that makes us aware of what it’s like to live life as a human; the music video shows us that we live life through the various seasons just as a bird that migrates does: that we experience harsh winds, days of cold rain and days of sweltering heat, and we overcome having to separate from the numerous encounters we have. In other words, we are always on a journey. It tells us how great it is to live life, yet how fleeting it really is.

The song has a feeling of nostalgia to it, and Yoko Suzuhana’s voice is sure to touch you on an emotional level. It’s a song to listen to alongside the new encounters and separations of the seasons.

■Information

Oki no Yuuta

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/id1196106600?app=itunes&ls=1

Official Homepage: http://wagakkiband.jp/

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