After releasing a theme tune to the hit animation series ‘One Piece’, Japanese Four Piece Rock Band ‘I Don’t like Mondays’ has released a new single titled ‘‘Sora no Aosa ni Miserarete’ and published it on YouTube along with the lyrics video.
Speaking about the ‘Sora no Aosa ni Miserarete’, it is a new-age love song that perfectly suits for this spring. And is tuned with Kinetic rock sound and also inherits ‘One Piece’ Theme tune ‘Paint’ in the background. The single features a young man with a pure heart and is seen enjoying spring and budding seeds of love poetically. The song also ends with a note that lives music will recover to full health soon and everyone can sing together once more.
About I Don’t like Mondays Japanese Rock Band
It is a 4 member gang comprising Yu for Vocals, Choji on Guitar, Kenji on Bass, and Shuki on Drums. As the gang has gained immense popularity in Japan through its unique sounds, distinctive lyrics, and enchanting lines, it is now aiming to hit the western music billboard. As of now, their single titled ‘Paint’ was released on January 9th of this year and is being featured as the theme music for the season ‘One Piece’ and hopes are rife that the new single ‘Sora no Aosa ni Miserarete’ will also bring great laurels to the ‘I don’t like Mondays’ rock band.
Comments from the band members
“I wanted to write a love song that traces the innocent and pure feelings of youth, which I try not to forget even as an adult, and I expressed this tale of boyhood against a backdrop of spring, the season of new beginnings. I truly cannot wait for the day when we can sing this song live together with everyone.”
“I aimed to play this song with a combination of strength and delicacy, like the wind. This is our first song in a while to have a guitar solo. In order to avoid the solo becoming too overbearing, I played an arpeggio while creating a tone that felt just right, made by combining a chorus effect together with an effect pedal called a POG. The guitar line is even deeper than on our last song, ‘PAINT’, and I hope you will try to recreate it yourself. The chorus has a difficult melody line, too, but I hope you’ll sound cool when you sing along.”
“With all the restrictions at live music venues these past two years, the overwhelming amount of extra time we have all spent at home, and even the changes in the way we listen to music now, I wanted to create songs that will connect with your heart even more deeply when you listen to them alone. Our new song ‘Sora no Aosa ni Miserarete’ is about our heartfelt wish that we can all join soon for a live experience, sing together, and become one. I hope that the future will bring an even better environment where we can enjoy the wonderful sensation of singing together.”
“In 2022, which we began with the release of ‘PAINT’, we are paying extra special attention to creating music with a band sound, a live sound, hoping the live music scene can recover even more than last year. The song includes a section that everyone can sing along with, and we tried to find a sound that carries a sense of speed and clarity without sounding too fresh; as a result, we ended up sprinkling YU’s vocal part with some digital processing. It’s a song packed with contradictory elements, such as analog and digital sounds, live instruments and sequencers, innocence and dirt, quietness and explosion, and so on. I hope you will listen to it over and over, and enjoy the playful musical approach.”
I Don’t like Mondays released a T-shirt with a label last week and it was through a Japanese Apparel clothing brand titled BYWEAR.
After the rock band released their 2021 album ‘Black Humor’ including the track ‘Millennials Just Thought’, the BYWEAR label made it official that it will collaborate with the music band members for promotions, hereafter.
‘Millennials ~just I thought~’
‘Millennials ~just I thought~’ lyric video
‘Millennials ~just I thought~’ download and streaming links
BYWEAR is a renowned direct-to-consumer brand that offers high-quality products and services at low prices. The company utilizes Japanese craftsmanship and manufacturing and is into mass production and consumption in the said region.
The collaboration began when ®Label heard the song, with its gentle melody line that wraps around the listener and its spectacular interlude reminiscent of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ that will touch your heart. ®Label were particularly impressed by the lyrics themed around environmental issues, a topic that is closely linked with the clothing label’s own values, and they contacted I Don’t Like Mondays. The collaboration T-shirt is made from environmentally friendly materials and features the phrase “Start with Knowing” in bold typography, based on vocalist YU’s message of “To save the Earth, let’s start with awareness!”
There’s so much more to I Don’t Like Mondays. than just music releases and live performances. In addition to the new release, be sure to check out other music by I Don’t Like Mondays. and to follow them on social media.
■ Release information 1
Title: ‘Sora no Aosa ni Miserarete’
Release date: Monday, March 7, 2022
Download and streaming links: https://IDLMs.lnk.to/soranoaosanimiserarete
Lyric video: https://youtu.be/ISTTRaOVO1g
■ Release information 2
Release date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Tie-up details: Anime series ‘ONE PIECE’ theme song
Download and streaming links: https://IDLMs.lnk.to/paint
Music video: https://youtu.be/eYh7prKmMio
Music video behind-the-scenes documentary: https://youtu.be/JaKaF2dz9e8
Production behind-the-scenes documentary: https://youtu.be/knUaLZKrSnU
Production commentary video: https://youtu.be/0_REgdCEWlE
‘ONE PIECE’ anime opening movie: https://youtu.be/WhX6IQGSpLc
■ I Don’t Like Mondays. links and social media