Japanese rock artist Vicke Blanka has released his new single ‘Snake’ ahead of the release of his upcoming EP ‘Worldfly’ on October 25.
‘Snake’ download and streaming links: https://vickeblanka.lnk.to/Snake
‘Snake’ is a song that takes the inspiration Vicke Blanka felt during his recent performances in Europe and the Middle East, where he was able to experience the local music scene and meet local audiences, and incorporates it into his sound, resulting in a globally minded track that only he could make.
A music video for ‘Snake’ has also been released, which was shot entirely on location in Paris. The video features two contrasting versions of Vicke Blanka, who appear in this beautiful city and intersect with one another perfectly, expressing the meaning behind the lyrics and taking the music to a whole new level.
Vicke Blanka ‘Snake’ music video:
Comment from Vicke Blanka
“I tried to express the splendor and the naughtiness of Paris. It has a great texture. I hope you’ll take
“The music video was filmed entirely in Paris, and I love how the visuals capture the atmosphere so well. Please try to unravel the story behind it.”
Comment from video director Akihiro Odagiri
“Did you steal it? Was it stolen from you? Sometimes even the person in question doesn’t know.
Vicke’s songs always have various sides and various colors, and always carry a fleeting sensation.
The stage is Paris. Snakes are numerous.
There, was a video shoot that felt like improv.
Were we filming? Were we being filmed?
This, too, I do not know.
What is certain is that in the summer of 2023,
we made a video that could only have been recorded at that moment.
These things are truly ephemeral. And it was a truly beautiful time.”
‘Snake’ will also be included on the upcoming EP ‘Worldfly’, which will include a wide variety of songs that will immerse listeners in new worlds.
The EP includes six songs. The first track ‘Kakumei’ is an urgent rock song with a sense of speed that offers encouragement to those about to set out on a journey, while ‘Snake’ was inspired by Vicke Blanka’s tours in Europe and the Middle East, where he experienced local music cultures firsthand. Meanwhile, ‘Bitter’ is the theme song to the movie ‘Legal Heir’ starring Manami Higa and Shohei Miura.
The limited first pressing of the physical release includes music videos for ‘Kakumei’ and ‘Snake’, as well as documentary footage from Vicke Blanka’s performances in Europe and the Middle East from this spring, and live footage from his performance at Zepp DiverCity in Tokyo on July 31, 2023, which was the final date of his Japan tour titled ‘Vicke Blanka LIVE HOUSE TOUR 2023’. This luxury-packed set also includes a special 52-page deluxe photo book and a card sleeve.
Meanwhile, the CD-only physical release includes radio-style segments of conversation between the songs, making it a can’t-miss item for fans. Vicke Blanka has appeared on radio stations throughout Japan, so look out for his unique topics of conversation.
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★ Release information
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 digital release
Download and streaming links: https://vickeblanka.lnk.to/Snake