Previously Arlequin previewed their August 19 album The laughing man, giving us an idea of what to expect. Now, we have a visual representation with the music video for In The Mirror. Here we see vocalist Aki and otherworldly entity ominously strung up like marionettes, while a sinister being dances in a captivating, trance-like manner.

The eerie and mysterious music video begins with the light and dark entity encountering each other by the storefront seen in Arlequin’s artist photo. This transitions to the black entity engaging in interpretive dance while the white one is connected by ropes from above. These same ropes are attached to a restless Aki as he twists and turns while gesticulating. Creative scenes of Aki’s silhouette against a projection of the vocalist not only makes for a dynamic experience but is also a treat for those who want to appreciate his finer details.

How In The Mirror matches the visuals is in its mysteriousness, mainly with the intro and outro, but apart from that, it’s pretty run-of-the-mill. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad song, though. Their songs will usually grab me, and I would gravitate towards one or more of the instruments, but here, it falls flat, unfortunately.

The laughing man

Regular edition
CD
  1. In The Mirror
    イン・ザ・ミラー
  2. Velvet
    ビロード
  3. Ikasama
    如何様
  4. Sora ni Ochiru
    空に落ちる
  5. Kasabuta
    瘡蓋
  6. Todome wo Sashite
    とどめを刺して
  7. FIREWORKS
    FIREWORKS
  8. Himawari
    向日葵
  9. Kimi to no Aida ni
    君とのあいだに
  10. The laughing man
    The laughing man
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The laughing man

Complete edition
CD
  1. In The Mirror
    イン・ザ・ミラー
  2. Velvet
    ビロード
  3. Ikasama
    如何様
  4. Sora ni Ochiru
    空に落ちる
  5. Kasabuta
    瘡蓋
  6. Todome wo Sashite
    とどめを刺して
  7. FIREWORKS
    FIREWORKS
  8. Himawari
    向日葵
  9. Kimi to no Aida ni
    君とのあいだに
  10. The laughing man
    The laughing man
DVD
  1. In The Mirror Music Video
    イン・ザ・ミラー Music Video
  2. The laughing man reading movie
    The laughing man reading movie
Goods
  • Picture Book 'The laughing man'
    絵本「The laughing man」
  • Complete edition Metal Keychain
    完全盤限定メタルキーホルダー
  • Mysterious Ticket
    謎のチケット
  • Rigid Case
    Rigid Case
Buy at Official webshop
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Twitter Aki
Twitter Kuruto
Twitter Nao
Twitter Shohei
Twitter Tamon
Blog Aki
Blog Kuroto
Blog Nao
Blog Shohei
Blog Tamon
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