SEKAI NO OWARI Announce the Release of ‘Chameleon’ Album as End of the World

28.October.2020 | MUSIC

Japanese pop band SEKAI NO OWARI have announced that they will release their 13-track album Chameleon under the band name End of the World, the name they use when performing internationally, on November 27, 2020.

The 13-track record features a host of guest artists including British electro band Clean Bandit, singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, and more.

 

Since touring countries around the world, End of the WOrld has treasured the times they have been able to meet producers and songwriters. Their experience learning about the different ways of hearing and making music, as well as the different cultures, languages, and roots they have encountered along the way, have overlapped with their own and given them confidence and stimulus when it comes to writing music.

 

The physical CD edition of Chameleon will be released exclusively on Amazon, and for a limited time now until November 8, 2020 at 23:59 (JST), fans can pre-order signed copies.

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    24.November.2020 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI announced the release of their first-ever greatest hits album SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019 back in March to be May 27, 2020, but the release date was postponed due to the pandemic. However, fans will be pleased to know that a new release date has been announced: February 10, 2021, which falls on a commemorative day for the band as it is the same date as when they made their debut.

     

    To promote the new release date, SEKAI NO OWARI have unveiled the cover art along with what fans can expect on this album.

    The idea for the cover art was conceived by band lead vocalist and bassist Fukase, who took the photo of the ominous-looking tree himself at the beginning of 2020 when he visited Norway.

     

    SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019 includes 30 tracks across two discs, featuring all the band’s best songs from their debut album EARTH during their independent era to their latest two albums Eye and Lip. It also includes an unreleased bonus track.

    The album will be released in three versions: the Limited Pressing Premium Box Edition, the First Press Limited Edition, and a two-disc Regular Edition.

     

    The Limited Pressing Premium Box Edition comes with a 368-page book entitled History of SEKAI NO OWARI which is split by year, covering the band’s 10-year history from their debut to today. Fans can hear stories behind the production of their early music and more. It also comes with the same live DVD coupled with the First Press Limited Edition. It features over 20 of the band’s best live performances including the summer festival they played when they debuted, their “TOKYO FANTASY” show from 2014 which until now has never been publicly released and which had to be cancelled on the final day due to a typhoon.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Announce New Single ‘Forever feat.NIKI’ Under Band Name End of the World

    14.November.2020 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI have announced that they will release a new single entitled Forever feat.NIKI digitally under their international band name End of the World on November 31, 2020. The track will feature on their upcoming album Chameleon which is set to hit shelves several days earlier on November 27.

     

    The new song features Indonesian singer-songwriter and record producer NIKI who is currently signed to 88rising. Her new album MOONCHILD dropped on September 10, 2020.

     

    Forever feat.NIKI is a love song that sings about “continuing to change so as to not change.” The song was written and composed together with Cass Lowe and NIKI and features a gorgeous blend of vocals from Fukase and NIKI.

     

    NIKI | Comment

    “I’m so happy we were able to release this song. Even before this collaboration I was into End of the World, so I was super excited when Nakajin reached out to me. The [ideas for the] song began over a Zoom call, and now it can be heard around the world. It’s an ode to all our fans and one I hope goes on to support them. I hope you enjoy!” (Translated from Japanese by MMN)

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    The first episode of a new anime project entitled BAD MOOD conceived by SEKAI NO OWARI’s lead vocalist and bassist Fukase together with creative director Naoki Wada was released worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on October 21, 2020.

    BAD MOOD is a laid-back anime series that follows the fictitious band The Pink Elephants which is made up of five members: Fishman, Butt, Rabbit, UFO, and Moth.

    The anime project was written by Fukase who also oversaw the designs, with creative direction by Naoki Wada. Episode 0 was first posted on the official BAD MOOD YouTube channel. Six episodes will now roll out on Amazon Prime Video, with the first having been posted on Wednesday.

     

    Fukase | Comment

    “BAD MOOD for me is a show that explores the source of creativity. Whenever a series is born, it feels neither like the time when you look up and see a fresh blue sky, nor the time taken to enjoy a nice breakfast. I believe creativity is both a type of instinctive self-defence as well as something positive used to move forward in a negative situation. In fact, when I first conceived this animation project, I thought that if I’m just going to continue writing music as work, then I might as will quit, and that if there’s no need for SEKAI NO OWARI then we should break up. BAD MOOD contains messages I’m unable to convey in music, not in the form of my own words, but in animated form. The thing said and the situations in it are things from inside my own head, but by no means is this a proxy for my own opinions, and so I hope you can watch it with a broad mind, especially since we’ve living in the time we are right now.”

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Postpone Release of Greatest Hits Album ‘SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019’

    12.May.2020 | MUSIC

    Japanese pop band SEKAI NO OWARI have announced that due to the effects of the Act on Special Measures concerning the novel coronavirus, their forthcoming greatest hits album which was announced in March and originally scheduled for release on May 27, 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

     

    Pre-orders are being handled different from store to store, so if you have pre-ordered the record, be sure to enquire directly with your site of purchase.

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    13.March.2020 | MUSIC

    February 10, 2020 marked the day of SEKAI NO OWARI’s 10th anniversary since their debut. In celebration of the milestone, the band have announced the release of their first greatest hits album, which was previously revealed to be titled Box, but today it has been announced that it is changing to SEKAI NO OWARI 2010-2019. The album, which culminates their 10 years together, will be released on May 27, 2020.

     

    The album features all the band’s best songs from their debut album EARTH during their independent era to their latest two albums Eye and Lip. The album will be released in three versions: the Limited Pressing Premium Box Edition, the First Press Limited Edition, and a two-disc Regular Edition.

     

    The Limited Pressing Premium Box Edition comes with a 368-page book entitled History of SEKAI NO OWARI which lets you relive the history of the band from their debut to today. It includes a wealth of information on the band, including never-before-heard details on recording their earlier work. It also comes with the same DVD, entitled “LIVE BEST DVD,” that is coupled with the First Press Limited Edition.

     

    The “LIVE BEST DVD” that comes with the First Press Limited Edition features over 20 of the band’s best live performances including the summer festival they played when they debuted, their “TOKYO FANTASY” show from 2014 which until now has never been publicly released and which had to be cancelled on the final day due to a typhoon.

     

    Regular Edition copies have 30 songs spread across two discs, with tracks such as their debut song Maboroshi no Inochi, hit songs like Starlight ParadeRPGHonoo to Mori no CarnivalDragon NightHey HoRAIN, and more, as well as a bonus track available only with the Regular Edition.

     

    When bought at select CD stores in Japan, copies of the album will be coupled with bonus items. Additionally, on the same day that the album is released, SEKAI NO OWARI will release a new single from Universal Music.

     

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    SEKAI NO OWARI wrapped up their “The Colors” 2019 tour on November 18 with a final show in Beijing. The tour was their biggest to date, taking them to 17 venues for 32 concerts in front of 29,000 fans.

     

    Despite having only just concluded this successful tour, the band have announced a Japan dome tour entitled “Du Gara Di Du” which will take place in spring 2020, marking ten years since they made their debut. This was announced on Japanese TV on November 27 during the broadcast of Best Artist 2019. The tour will kick off at Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome on September 5, 2020 before taking them to Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

     

    A special website has gone live to promote the tour. More information will be released in the run up to the tour, so be sure to check it to keep up to date.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Performed at Makuhari Messe, Asia Tour To Follow

    26.July.2019 | MUSIC

    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. 

    That leaves just four more performances of the tour left. The last performances will be held on August 24 and 25th at the Mie Prefectural Sun Arena, bringing their grand tour to a close. In total, an estimated 280,000 fans will have attended this phenomenal tour. 

     

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    SEKAI NO OWARI embarked on their nationwide “The Colors” tour yesterday which will take them to 13 venues across Japan to perform 28 shows.

     

    Ahead of the tour, the band’s two new albums Eye and Lip, which were released simultaneously on February 27, have been made available on major streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music.

     

    Both albums reached No. 1 and No. 2 on the Oricon Weekly Album Chart respectively. Fans worldwide can now look forward to enjoying all 26 tracks from their single ANTI-HERO to other hits like SOSHey HoRAINSazanka and Illumination amongst a host of other new songs as well as tracks previously only performed live like Monsoon Night and Mr.Heartache.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI’s ‘Witch’ Used in Asahi Super Dry Commercial

    04.April.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI’s song Witch is being used in the latest TV commercial for the Japanese beer Asahi Super Dry.

     

    Witch is taken from the band’s album Eye which was released simultaneously alongside their album Lip on February 27 this year. Its fast-paced and upbeat melody coincides perfectly with the running snow dogs in the commercial

     

    The commercial began airing on Japanese TV on April 2.

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Digitally Release ‘Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku’ Theme Song

    15.March.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI dropped two new albums simultaneously on February 27, 2019―Lip and Eye―which marked their first studio album release Tree in 2015. Both albums ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on the Oricon Album Charts on March 6 respectively, and both continue to enjoy sound sales.

    The four-piece Tokyo pop band has just made their song Mitsu no Tsuki -for the film- available for digital download and stream (March 15). The song is a special arrangement of the original track Mitsu no Tsuki included on Lip. It was written for the Japanese film Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku (“You Shine in the Moonlit Night”) which also hit Japanese theatres on March 15.

    Exclusive cover art was also released for the track which is inspired by the title of the film―shining moonlight.

     

    SEKAI NO OWARI made the following statement about the newly-arranged track: “We discussed [a new version] while we were writing the new albums. The original song was already complete, but Mitsu no Tsuki -for the film- is a new arrangement written as the main theme for the film. We wrote it together with Takeshi Kobayashi, who was our sound producer. It has a classic sound but you can also still hear that it is us. I hope people will like it, it’s very different from Mitsu no Tsuki on the album.”

  • SEKAI NO OWARI just released the music video for “Food” and it’s quite bizarre!

    27.February.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI has released the music video for their new song “Food”! SEKAI NO OWARI released two albums on 27th February entitled “Eye” and “Lip”. The song “Food” is one of the songs on the album “Eye”.

    It has been three years since the band worked with Jun Tamukai, who was the director of this music video. The video is based on a psychedelic dinner party to which many strange guests are invited. A peculiar pink cube is brought to the dinner table and the dinner party begins. This music video presents the concept of the basic human need of “eating” in a rather unique and imaginative way. Please check it out!

  • SEKAI NO OWARI Release ‘Stargazer’ Music Video From New Album ‘Eye’

    10.February.2019 | MUSIC

    SEKAI NO OWARI will released two albums simultaneously on February 27: Eye and Lip. While fans wait they can enjoy the new music video for Stargazer that just dropped, the final track of Eye.

     

    The music video’s story was written by lead vocalist Fukase who also wrote the lyrics for and composed the song. When coming up the story he pictured Yurina Hirate of Japanese idol group Keyakizaka46 playing the video’s protagonist and so sent an offer. The two of them also conversed on NHK in the past, so Hirate accepted the offer.

    Hirate performs the part of a girl living an ordinary life as referenced in the song.

    The full music video took half a year to complete since its conception. This includes Fukase’s desire to have a dance scene with a full moon in the background. Him and the staff had to confirm the timing and weather conditions for a real full moon and fit it into Hirate’s schedule.

    The dance scene at the end is so overwhelming as to take your breath away. The video itself was directed by Yuichiro Fujishiro who has worked on several videos for SEKAI NO OWARI including Sazanka.

     

    *The video includes scenes characters not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Please note that this was filmed under strict supervision and for the purpose of this music video.

    Speaking about the video, Fukase made the following comment: “In total the video shoot took close to a year after a desire to film a dance scene with a real moon in it. Despite heading to the location things happened such as the clouds hiding the moon, the sky being too bright in summer so not fitting with the shoot so we had to take a temporary break, and so on. I wrote the script and asked Hirate to come up with the choreography herself. The moon looks beautiful and like CG but it’s the real deal. Even in terms of schedule we got it at the last moment on the final day with just minutes to spare. I am grateful to both all of the staff and Hirate who did the dance despite the tense air since she absolutely couldn’t mess up. When I saw the final dance I felt feelings that couldn’t be put into words while writing and composing the song. It was like a warm feeling in my heart, a feeling of awe, like tears were falling. I hope you all check it out.”

     

    The music video is included on the DVD that’s coupled with Limited Edition copies of Lip. Both albums are also now available for pre-order on iTunes.

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