One of the most famous artists in Japan, Ikimonogakari, have just released their 33rd single “BAKU” today.
In addition to the title track “BAKU”, which has been used as the opening theme song for the TV Tokyo animation “BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS”, this album will also feature “Blue Bird”, “Hotaruno Hikari” used as the opening theme song for the world-wide popular anime “NARUTO SHIPPUDEN” in 2008 and 2009 respectively, and the first remix of Ikimonogakari’s song by international DJ/Producer Slushii.
The album cover of this song is a reproduction of the earlier cover of “Blue Bird”, with the members of Ikimonogakari replaced by “Boruto Uzumaki” and other main characters of the anime “BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS”.
When the album cover design was released, it generated comments like “This is emotional!” and “I’m glad to see this homage!” from NARUTO/BORUTO fans all across. Since the pre-release of “BAKU”, the number of monthly listeners on Spotify has exceeded 2.5 million, and the music video has received comments from all over the world.
Along with this, a music video “Blue Bird (Slushii Remix)” by DJ Slushii has been released.
REAL ROCK DESIGN produced this video, using the image of “Naruto: Shippuden ” from “Blue Bird” (2008). The song was made into an EDM by Slushii and is expressed in a cool and emotional way.
“Blue Bird” was ranked 4th on the list of the most played Japanese songs overseas in 2020, so “Blue Bird (Slushii Remix)” is sure to be a hit around the globe!
Ikimonogakari – Blue Bird (Slushii Remix) Music Video [Official]
“BAKU” Music Video：
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Yoshiki Mizuno and Hotaka Yamashita formed “Ikimonogakari” on February 1st, 1999, after attending the same elementary, middle, and high school.
Since their major-label debut with “SAKURA” on March 15th, 2006, they have released numerous hit songs. In March 2020, they released “Ikiru”, a song created in collaboration with “This Croc Will Die In 100 Days”, and the music video has over 6 million views. In 2020, the band celebrated its 20th anniversary! Their long-awaited new album “WHO?” will release in March 2021!
An American DJ and music producer, best known for his popular remixes of artists like – Galantis, Botnek & I See MONSTAS, and Kaskade. With massive support from Marshmello and Skrillex, he is now one of the most promising future-based artists.
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