Japanese girls rock band BRATS has released the music video for their new song “Kimarigoto”. Shot at remote locations including the Yamba Dam construction site and the abandoned Taishi station in Gunma prefecture, “Kimarigoto” features a new studio recording of the song previewed in last year’s “Ainikoiyo/Nounai Shoukyo Game” release.
BRATS teased the new video release on their social media accounts with #BratsIsBack, following vocalist Rei Kuromiya’s unexpected break from recording and performing last October due to throat issues.
Rei (vocals): “This is the third music video we’ve created together as the new BRATS. It was really a challenge, and the lyrics are important to all of us right now at this current stage. If we’re not careful, we might all end up living through the same moment again and again in life, so we hope this song gives you power to be yourself and move forward. That’s really what we’re about now.”
Aya (bass): “I was probably the most excited out of all of us to complete this music video, since we haven’t made one in such a long time. I’m really happy our fans can finally see it. We put little messages in the details and a lot of thought into the color and speed of each shot. Please check it out.”
Hinako (guitar): “We talked a lot about how to make this video. I’m really happy with it. It’s a heavy rock song, but we wanted to add powerful performances and cinematography to it so everyone could feel the song’s power the same way we feel it. As the new reborn BRATS, we’re all moving together into the future one step at a time, so a song like ‘Kimarigoto’ charges us with energy to make to the next step. We hope you feel that energy, too.”
BRATS has also announced the return of their previously-scheduled concert events which were postponed last year.
BRATS Free Live “Will 2”
Venue: Osaka GANZ toi,toi,toi
Free live concert via ticket lottery
Special event “VERSUS” presented by BRATS
Venue: Shibuya TAKEOFF 7
Lineup: BRATS / FATE GEAR / FullMooN / IRIS MONDE
BRATS is the Japanese girls rock band formed by sisters Rei Kuromiya and Aya Kuromiya. Their music expresses the bold, loud sound of today’s Japanese youth.
Rei Kuromiya (17, vocals)
Aya Kuromiya (19, bass)
Hinako (21, guitar)
BRATS began in August 2011 when Rei Kuromiya, who had been modeling as an idol since she was 8 years old, became a vocalist at the age of 10. Rei’s sister Aya Kuromiya plays the bass, and Aya’s friend Hinako plays the guitar.
Rei was chosen as “Miss iD 2015″ at Kodansha’s annual idol contest in September, 2014, and BRATS released the song “14-sai byou” (“14-year old disease”) in 2015. Their song “Ainikoiyo” (“Come see me”) was released in 2016 as the opening theme for the anime series To Be Hero, and the follow-up single “Nounai Shoukyo Game” was chosen for the feature film action comedy Slavemen.
In 2017, BRATS returned to the stage for their March 29 “Reborn” concert at Ikebukuro Live Inn Rosa, the band’s first live event in over 2 years. BRATS released their double-single “Ainikoiyo”/”Nounai Shoukyo Game” worldwide on June 21, 2017.