GARNiDELiA Releases Music Video for Cover Version of REBECCA’s ‘Friends’
09.August.2022 | MUSIC
GARNiDELiA has chosen REBECCA’s legendary track Friends as the ninth song in their ongoing cover series, also releasing a music video.
GARNiDELiA is composed of Maria, the lead vocalist, and toku, the group’s composer. The duo’s J-pop cover song project was started after the pandemic under the title ‘GARNiDELiA Cover Collection,’ and many popular songs have been featured so far, including Gurenge by LiSA, Hakujitsu by King Gnu, Pretender by Official Hige Dandism, Haru Yo Koi by Yumi Matsutoya, and Kaikai Kitan by Eve. Unsurprisingly, the project has pulled in over 5 million views.
Friends – REBECCA (Covered by GARNiDELiA)
MARiA does the styling for her musical activities and serves as a producer. For Friends, the artist focused on highlighting the feel of the 80s, the era when the track was initially released.
Check out the GARNiDELiA Cover Collection for some new and classic titles covered by this talented duo!
GARNiDELiA Official Site: https://www.garnidelia.com/
GARNiDELiA to Release Full J-Pop Cover Album in March 2023
08.February.2023 | MUSIC
On February 3, popular music duo GARNiDELiA held a live YouTube broadcast to announce the release of GARNiDELiA COVER COLLECTION on March 22, 2023.
Vocalist MARiA and composer TOKU have been dabbling in cover tracks for some time. The new album will include GARNiDELiA’s spin on popular songs like Haru yo Koi, Friends, DEPARTURES, Kaikai Kitan, and CITRUS. The new album will include 12 songs, including a mix of newly recorded and previously released tracks.
The Deluxe Edition will also include the Blu-ray recording of the Tokyo performance of GARNiDELiA stellacage 2022 -stella ship- OSAKA and TOKYO held in 2022. Fans won’t want to miss out on this incredible concert!
In addition, both the Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition will include tickets to enter to win a spot in an upcoming special event. More details will be announced soon, so check the official website!
GARNiDELiA has also announced a world tour in 2023! GARNiDELiA stellacage 2023 -stella ship- Re:CoNNeCT will commence in May 2023 and more details are expected to be revealed in a YouTube Live on February 17.
GARNiDELiA COVER COLLECTiON
Release Date: March 22, 2023
GARNiDELiA COVER COLLECTiON [Deluxe Edition] CD+2Blu-ray
Release Date: March 22, 2023
GARNiDELiA COVER COLLECTiON [Standard Edition] CD ONLY
Release Date: March 22, 2023
Other Sales: https://lnk.to/GRND_COVERCOLLECTiON
For Chinese fans:
GARNiDELiA stellacage 2023 -stella ship- Re:CoNNeCT (World Tour)
Coming to over 20 cities around the world from May to September 2023, including Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and a number of cities in Japan.
More details will be announced during the GARNiDELiA Latest Information Special Live Broadcast on YouTube Live on February 17, 2023.
GARNiDELiA Music Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/GARNiDELiA_streaming
GARNiDELiA Official HP: https://www.garnidelia.com/
GARNiDELiA Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GARNiDELiA
GARNiDELiA BiliBili Video: https://space.bilibili.com/110352985
GARNiDELiA SNS Links: https://lnk.to/_GARNiDELiA
GARNiDELiA Announces 2023 World Tour & Cover Collection Series, New Visual Released
22.December.2022 | MUSIC
Vocalist MARiA and composer TOKU make up the popular duo GARNiDELiA. At the two’s epic finale for 2022, ‘GARNiDELiA stellacage 2022 -stella ship- OSAKA and TOKYO’ at EX Theater Roppongi, the duo announced a world tour coming in 2023.
The world tour, titled ‘GARNiDELiA stellacage 2023 -stella ship- Re:CoNNeCT,’ will take place in over 20 cities around the world from May to September 2023, including Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines, and a number of cities in Japan. A new visual was revealed alongside the announcement.
The duo will also release a Cover Collection series album in the spring of 2023. GARNiDELiA has covered a number of popular J-pop tracks in the past, releasing them on YouTube and streaming services. Fans in the audience were instantly excited by the announcement of the long-awaited album.
More details about the world tour and upcoming album will be announced in January 2023.
MARiA’s Comment on World Tour
“It’s been four years since our Asia tour.
Finally…finally…I’ll be able to see all of you.*
It’s been a long road, but we survived. We persevered. We’ll show you our real strength. And to those of you who have been waiting and supporting us over the past four years, we’ll be back to sing for you soon and show our love. I’m excited about this tour, which will be filled with miraculous moments where we’ll finally be able to share our feelings and make up for lost time.”
toku‘s Comment on World Tour
“Although we performed overseas plenty of times following our debut, the last few years have kept us from doing so for the first time. We’re so excited to announce this long-awaited opportunity. We can’t wait to perform for our fans in Japan and abroad so we can make up for so much lost time.”
MARiA’s Comment on Cover Album
“The GARNiDELiA cover series began two years ago as a way to fill the void created by our tour being canceled. We had a lot of fun while working on it, aiming to pay homage to so many great songs and bringing our own unique twist and color to each of them. I think this was made possible by our diversity. We really played around with the sound for this album, and we’d be so happy if you could listen and enjoy!”
toku‘s Comment on Cover Album
“Everyone has heard so many hit songs during their life. We’ve been lucky to have so much inspiration and to be able to play and have fun with this music. I wonder what kind of chemical changes the two of us can make with these songs. At the start of production, I felt like I was really facing each song with a pure heart, encountering a different form of music than I had in the past, partly as a reaction to our tour being canceled. As singers and artists, we’d be so happy if you’d listen to our interpretation of these classic tracks.”
*Maria uses the word for ‘love’ instead of ‘meet.’ Both are pronounced the same way.
GARNiDELiA World Tour – GARNiDELiA stellacage 2023 -stella ship- Re:CoNNeCT
Coming to over 20 cities worldwide, including cities in Japan, Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, etc.
More details to be announced in January 2023
Cover Collection Series Album Release
GARNiDELiA Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/GARNiDELiA_streaming
GARNiDELiA Official Site: https://www.garnidelia.com/
GARNiDELiA to Release New Single ‘Souten’ on December 8
01.December.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
Vocalist MARiA and composer TOKU make up the popular duo GARNiDELiA, and the two will release their new single Souten on December 8, 2022. The track will be used as the theme song for the Nintendo Switch game Soukai Tenki and was written exclusively for the game itself. For those wondering, Soukai Tenki will be released on the same day. The song has already been performed several times at GARNiDELiA’s live shows and has become a popular song among fans.
The jacket art featuring characters from the game was also released.
The full track was unveiled on FM NACK5’s ‘FAV FOUR’ during MARiA’s regular segment on November 28.
hether you are a fan of the game or not, you won’t want to miss checking out this gorgeous new song!
Souten – GARNiDELiA
Release Date: December 8, 2022
Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/GARNiDELiA_soten
Soukai Tenki on Nintendo Switch
Tetsuya Komuro and MARiA from GARNiDELiA Release Collaboration Song and Music Video
21.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
The famed Japanese musician and producer Tetsuya Komuro and MARiA from GARNiDELiA have released a collaboration track and music video. Trust On Me -Theme of E.T.E- was released on October 16, 2022.
The track serves as the theme song for the new mobile game E.T.E. Chronicle, launched by bilibili on October 14. The game’s music was written, composed, and arranged entirely by Tetsuya Komuro. MARiA from the music duo GARNiDELiA provided vocals for the theme, known for her work on a number of anime and game properties.
The music is reminiscent of TM NETWORK’s TIME TO COUNT DOWN released 32 years ago, starting with an incredible piano solo and a sense of speed and urgency. Featuring lyrics about trust and faith, the song is a perfect fit for the game.
The music video features full 3D game footage interspersed with footage of MARiA and Tetsuya Komuro in the recording studio.
“I asked MARiA to provide the vocals because I knew that she could embody the game’s message,” Komuro said. “The most important thing was expressing a sense of speed and femininity.”
“I’m so happy and honored to have been chosen to take part in this wonderful and timeless collaboration,” MARiA said. “I hope this song pulls everyone into the world of E.T.E. Chronicle.”
Tetsuya Komuro and MARiA from GARNiDELiA Collaboration Song
Trust On Me -Theme of E.T.E-
Release Date: October 16, 2022
Streaming Links: https://lnk.to/trustonme
ACCAMER Releases Music Video for ‘I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss’ Ending Theme
20.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
ACCAMER released the song Nomic on streaming services on October 7. The track serves as the ending theme for the anime series I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss, and on October 15, the music video was revealed!
The new music video was produced by the song’s writer Sheeno Mirin, and is a unique creation perfectly suited for the track. In the past, ACCAMER has worked with eminent video creators on her music videos, including sakiyama, Ryuuseee, and Yuma Saito.
The music video was illustrated by up-and-coming artist Meri, who also created the cover art for Nomic. The video was edited by video director bondbond, and fans will also want to keep an eye out for ZAZA’s avant-garde CG work. The lyrics, which scroll vertically, are somewhat hypnotic, and this is certain to be one video you won’t forget!
Nomic – ACCAMER (Music Video)
Released: October 15, 2022
Music Video: https://youtu.be/MSNNBHugtag
BE:FIRST Releases Poignant Music Video for First Love Song ‘Message’
14.October.2022 | MUSIC
Popular boys group BE:FIRST has released the music video for Message. The track was featured on the group’s chart-topping first album BE:1 released on August 31.
Message is BE:FIRST’s first love song, featuring a soundscape punctuated by sweet guitar riffs. The mid-tempo ballad is a collaboration between singer-songwriter eill, whose songs reflect elements of soul and R&B and whose silky, soulful voice is incredibly addicting; Matt Cab, whose musical sense and unique sound is perfect for a wide range of genres; and MATZ and SKY-HI, who have attracted attention as next-generation artists who lead the Japanese dance music scene.
The music video shows seven people in love and was filmed like a drama series. The seven performers portray their daily lives as they fall in love, struggle with love, and learn to move forward. The powerful dance is also a highlight. Check out the dramatic performances of the seven members in this elaborate setting.
BE:FIRST is currently on its first nationwide tour, titled BE:FIRST 1st One Man Tour “BE:1” 2022-2023. The tour will take the members to 17 cities nationwide for a total of 29 shows.
Be sure to watch this dance-filled music video, offering a glimpse at a new side of BE:FIRST.
Message – BE:FIRST (Dance Music Video)
Music Video: https://youtu.be/h3buzHSWbG0
BE:1 – BE:FIRST (First Album)
BUMP OF CHICKEN Releases Music Video for SOUVENIR, the Second Opening for Anime Series Spy x Family
06.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
Rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN has released the music video for the song SOUVENIR, the second opening theme for the popular anime series Spy x Family. The second cour of the series began airing on October 1.
SOUVENIR is the band’s first new song in about six months and was added to streaming services on September 29. Unsurprisingly, the track has been a hit, performing well on the charts.
The music video was directed by Spikey John, who is working with BUMP OF CHICKEN for the first time.
Prior to the music video’s release, a fast-paced teaser video shot on a highway was released, and many fans have been anxious to see what the full-length video would look like.
Are you watching Spy x Family? How do you feel about the new opening song and animation?
SOUVENIR – BUMP OF CHICKEN
Music Video: https://youtu.be/C9vAUfSEh8Q
GARNiDELiA Releases Music Video for My Master Has No Tail Anime Opening Song ‘Genai Yugi’
04.October.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
Musical duo GARNiDELiA has released the music video for Genai Yugi, the opening theme song for the anime series My Master Has No Tail.
The new song features a playful electro sound that has become GARNiDELiA’s trademark, and the track’s lyrics are perfect for the anime series. The music video shows MARiA as a temptress and toku as a detective, and viewers will be pulled into the pair’s bewitching performance. MARiA’s vogue dancing is also worth a watch! “We’ve transformed our feelings about art into a grown-up love game! Be sure to check out the tail dance,” MARiA said in a comment. “The melody blends royal pops and a hint of bewitching playfulness. We hope you’ll enjoy the beat and the speed of the Latin trumpet,” toku said.
Genai Yugi – GARNiDELiA (Music Video)
On October 19, GARNiDELiA will release Oukaranman, the latest song in their dance series. The duo has been taking on different dance challenges for some time, with videos pulling in over 200 million times. The most popular is Gokuraku Jodo with over 85 million views.
Genai Yugi – GARNiDELiA
Streaming Release Date: September 30, 2022
Streaming Release Date: October 19, 2022
Streaming Site Links: https://lnk.to/GARNiDELiA_streaming
Rina Sawayama Releases Music Video for ‘Hurricanes,’ Studio Performance of ‘This Hell’
28.September.2022 | MUSIC
Born in Niigata and living in London, international singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama released her second album Hold The Girl on September 16. The album has already received rave reviews from media outlets worldwide, with NME calling it “the best British pop album of the year.”
Sawayama has now released the music video for her single Hurricanes, which can also be found on her newest album. The impressive video features an incredibly powerful performance with the band in the middle of a violent storm. Be sure to check it out below!
Hurricanes – Rina Sawayama (Official Music Video)
A studio performance version of the song This Hell, the first single from the album and a fan favorite, has also been released. The video features incredible dancers and a live band.
This Hell (Live) – Rina Sawayama | Vevo Studio Performance
Sawayama has also announced that she will hold her first solo Japan tour in January 2023, which will stop in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka.
Hold The Girl
Album (Including Lyrics with Bilingual Commentary): ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Purchase Bonus Details: https://www.universal-music.co.jp/rina-sawayama/news/2022-07-28/
Japan Concert Info:
Voice Actor Music Hero Project PRELUDERS Releases Music Video for ‘Horizon Climber’
15.September.2022 | ANIME&GAME / MUSIC
On August 31, 2022, the voice actor, hero, and music project PRELUDERS released the album By Your Side. Now, the music video for the song Horizon Climber by High Five has been released, and it’s absolutely gorgeous!
High Five is a group led by Asuka Morito (Junya Enoki), and Horizon Climber is a song filled with hope. Young people are encouraged to listen to imagine the kind of hero they’d like to become!
Horizon Climber Music Video
The music video for Horizon Climber depicts the fifth and final chapter of the voice drama Koubou (Beam of Light), in which the members of High Five and S-quad finally confront the two members of Vice Versa, voiced by Atsushi Tamaru and Shintaro Asanuma. The battle is ready to start, with Asuka (Junya Enoki) and Ko Kujikami (Yuma Uchida) taking on those who would threaten their friends. Be sure to keep an eye out for more from this exciting project!
Be sure to give this gorgeous video a watch!
Official Site: https://preluders.jp
GARNiDELiA Launches NFT Art Project Inspired by Popular Stage Costumes
27.August.2022 | FASHION
GARNiDELiA has announced the start of the GARNiDELiA 3.0 Project, an NFT art project featuring a number of characters inspired by the duo’s popular stage costumes.
In collaboration with Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO), a Web 3.0 fan-based project, world-renowned illustrator YULIA has created fictional illustrations of characters inspired by GARNiDELiA’s stage costumes.
Those purchasing an NFT will be able to set the illustration as their social media profile picture and will be available for purchase by fans from around the world.
A pop-up store sponsored by the Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) project will be held at Laforet Harajuku from September 5 until September 16 to celebrate the project’s launch and the group’s 12th anniversary on September 11. The GARNiDELiA booth will feature costumes worn by the duo on stage and live videos.
The pop-up store will also feature collaborative items by illustrator NAPPY and designer Ankin, so come check it out!
Fever of Unknown Origin
Venue: Laforet Harajuku 2F CONTAINER
Running: September 5 – September 16, 2022
GARNiDELiA NFT Information Account: https://twitter.com/GRNDFUO (@GRNDFUO)
GARNiDELiA to Host Halloween Party Featuring luz, Syounen T, Shoose
Music duo GARNiDELiA will hold its annual Halloween party on October 21, 2022 at Toyosu PIT. The lineup now includes a number of popular acts, including luz, Syounen T, and Shoose. Titled ‘GARNiDELiA Presents HALLOWEEN MiRACLE WONDER PARTY 2022,’ the live performance will invite participating artists to dress up in costumes for one festive autumn night.
Previously, luz appeared on MARiA’s 2nd solo album Moments, performing with the singer on the track Cafe Latte no Uta feat. luz. This will be the first time the pair performs the song live, so expectations are high.
Along with the singers performing at the event, Miume and 217 will participate as dancers for the fourth time. The two previously announced that they would retire from dancing this year. Together with MARiA, the two created the globally popular video series Odocchatte Mita (I Tried Dancing), which has drawn in over 200 million views on YouTube, along with Gokuraku Jodo with 85 million views.
MARiA gave a comment regarding the exciting announcement.
“It’s that time of year again, and it’s time to spend time with GARNiDELiA! Some entertaining and unique friends are coming to play this year, and as we all know, one of the most fun parts of Halloween is dressing up! What costumes will our friends choose? On October 21, come party with us! We’ll be waiting!”
toku also gave his thoughts. “It’s our fourth annual Halloween event. As hosts, we can’t wait to see the artists taking the stage this year. We’ll be waiting for you with collaborations you can only see on October 21! Come out, get dressed up, and have some fun!”
Presale lottery tickets went on sale on August 22 at 19:00 at each artist’s fan club, so be sure to enter if you’d like to party at this incredible event!
GARNiDELiA Presents HALLOWEEN MiRACLE WONDER PARTY 2022
Date: October 21, 2022 / Doors Open at 17:30, Show Starts at 18:00
Venue: Toyosu PIT by Team Smile
GARNiDELiA Official Site: https://www.garnidelia.com/