See Mr. Children's 'Juuryoku to Kokyu' Album Artwork and New Video, 'Your Song'
Mr. Children announced the tracklist of their new album, Juuryoku to Kokyu ("Gravity and Respiration," in English), set for release Oct. 3, and released the music video accompanying their new track, "Your Song."
The J-pop rock band's highly anticipated new set features 10 songs, including "himawari," the theme song of the hit movie Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, and other already-familiar songs used in various TV drama series and commercials such as "here comes my love," "SINGLES" and "Hifu Kokyu" ("skin respiration").
The foursome also shared some key visuals, including the album cover, a new photo of the group, and the short version of the "Your Song" video. The new video is a relatively straightforward one featuring the band performing the song on a city rooftop as the sun sets majestically in the background. The last time the members appeared in their own music video was four years ago, in the visuals for "Ashioto - Be Strong," released November 2014.
The 25-year veteran rockers have always been at the forefront of mainstream J-pop, and their powerful new album reflects their effort to maintain their rock 'n' roll spirit while reassessing the passion, yearning, love and impulse they felt towards music in the band's early days.
The project is an expression of their resolve to continue their musical journey as one of the biggest rock acts in Japan, and as frontman Kazutoshi Sakurai boasts, "The album is top-notch!"
Mr. Children will kick off their Juuryoku To Kokyu arena tour on Oct. 6 from Hiroshima. The massive domestic tour will stop in 13 cities across the country for a total of 25 shows.
Watch the "Your Song" music video here:
Juuryoku To Kokyu artwork: