DEATH AND REBORN: Introduction to the Best Momoiro Clover Z’s Albums Ever!!!!!
Did you already get Momoiro Clover Z‘s new albums “AMARANTHUS” and “Hakkin no Yoake“? These two albums were released on February 17th 2016 in Japan, and became a big sensation in a flash! If you’ve not tried yet, finally now all tracks are available also on worldwide iTunes. In this article I would like to give you some tips to enjoy the albums much better!
Why TWO albums have released at once in this timing?
According to Junnosuke Miyamoto, the chief music director of the new albums, it’s just because Momoiro Clover Z had already released 5 singles since the release of their last album “5TH DIMENSION”, and he thought it is natural to make a new album by now. However, he noticed putting 5 tracks from released singles in a new album is too much. Getting from an inspiration from his favorite artist “Guns N’ Roses”s album “Use Your Illusion”, he came to think of releasing the two albums at once.
What is the concept of the albums?
First of all, what the titles of albums mean? “AMARANTHUS” is itself a name of flower, which is also used in the Festival on “Day of the Dead” in Mexico. On the other hand, “Hakkin no Yoake” means “Daybreak of Platinum”. According to the interviews with the members, the theme of their third album “AMARANTHUS” is “a life of human from the birth to the death”, and that of their fourth album “Hakkin no Yoake” is “Dream”, “Fantasy world”. Tracks included in the albums, artworks, and music videos are all created based on these concepts.
In their last album “5TH DIMENSION” the members leaped dimension. In the single “GOUNN” released after the album, they came to a world of a never-ending cycle of life and death (Check the Music Video of the album and the single, and you’ll notice the linkage of the world!).
With the new two albums, the chief music director tries to express a connected world of them, focusing more on and expressing a cycle of life. So, the former album presents just “a life of human”. In that album tracks states something from a life such as “Birth”, “Fight and Reconciliation”, “Graduation”, “Love”, or “Death”. The latter album presents the world after the death. Some tracks state “Live in an imaginary world” or “Fairyland”, and others themselves could state view of vivid worlds in front of us. With these two albums together, “a never-ending cycle of life and death” is portrayed.
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