Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas - The Sun Also Rises

Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas have uploaded their third music video promoting their fifth album, New Sunrise. After getting music videos for Return to Zero and LLLD, The Sun Also Rises now gets the same treatment in a title that alludes to Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel of the same name. The music video showcases the band playing at a lit up venue, but also has Minami and Sou walking along the beach with a sunrise in the background, making more allusions to the track and novel title.

Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas - The Sun Also Rises

This isn’t the first time the band make allusions to other works of literature; as many fans may know, the band’s own name, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas, is also an allusion to the novel of the same name released back in 1972, which would in turn be adapted into the cult classic movie starring Johnny Depp.

The band using Hemingway’s novel doesn’t seem to be just a random pick either, as the album name, New Sunrise, also makes references to the sun, so it seems to be a specific theme the band may be pursuing with this album. Furthermore, Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises deals in part with the main character, Jake Barnes, seeking new values for himself after being injured during World War I, which can be correlated with track number nine of the album, Accepting Each Other’s Sense of Values.

In not so literature-centric news, fans will be happy to see guitarist Taiki go back to his usual eccentric outfits after he made a complete 180 in the music video for LLLD, where he exuded coolness and fanciness instead. Watch the video above!

New Sunrise

Regular edition


  1. Return to Zero
  2. Before I Fail
  3. Power of Life and Death
  4. LLLD
  5. To Catch the Right Way
  6. Interlude
  7. SHINE
  8. Set Your Goal
  9. Accept Each Other’s Sense of Values
  10. Fight Against the Limit
  11. The Sun Also Rises

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