Their fourth single ‘SUM BABY’ (pronounced “Summer Baby”) will be released on Wednesday, August 4. As a sneak peek, one of the songs included on that release, ‘HANDS UP’, is now available digitally, along with an accompanying “art track” video.
Ever since their formation in April 2018, Japanese dance and vocal group BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE have had their sights set on global activity.
The group is made up of seven extremely talented members who perform physically demanding acrobatic dance routines while singing into handheld mics. Several of the members are bilingual, and they have appeared on stages outside of Japan and around Southeast Asia, thanks to their performance skills that could rival any top-tier global artist.
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HANDS UP audio video:
‘HANDS UP’ was first unveiled during the group’s headline tour this year. In these uncertain times, the song’s powerful and positive lyrics and music encourage listeners to make the most of the present and overcome any obstacles ahead. It’s a memorable track with a fighting spirit that has its eyes on the prize.
The single released on August 4 will feature four new songs, including both ‘HANDS UP’ and ‘SUM BABY’, a catchy summer anthem that is perfect for the summer heat – especially that of summer 2021, when we could use that boost the most. Each of the songs will be made available in advance as a digital release – see the schedule below for more details.
A DVD will also be released, which includes the ‘SUM BABY’ music video as well as live footage from their 2021 headline tour, titled BALLISTIK BOYZ PROLOGUE LIVE TOUR 2021 “PASS THE MIC” ~WAY TO THE GLORY~, along with documentary footage of the members as they make their way to the concert venue. The DVD will also include an interview in which the members share their feelings about the headline concert tour that had been planned to take place across the whole year of 2020, but was sadly cancelled soon after it began in February 2020 due to the covid-19 pandemic.
During the same period, a special campaign will allow fans who purchase products from the campaign site to enter a lottery for a chance to join an online meet and greet with the members of BALLISTIK BOYZ. Purchases and entries can be made from outside of Japan, so check out the campaign site for your chance to win!
‘SUM BABY’ campaign site: