ACME released their single RISING SUN on November 18 as part of the band’s two-month consecutive release with the first being single GIFT. So what better way to keep that hype rolling by revealing a music video for the new song?
The visuals of RISING SUN orientates around a sensibly dressed central character who is traveling and taking in the beautiful sights of Tokyo. Cutting swiftly from scene to scene to represent the fast pace of Tokyo, she is accompanied by the song which infuses traditional Japanese EDM elements with a heavy rock sound.
The journey takes her to famous landmarks in Tokyo, such as the Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Tower, and Tokyo Skytree. However, it’s the Sensoji temple in Asakusa that takes up most of the screen time—where she plays the Japanese gambling game Chou-han Bakuchi with the band members.
ACME has once again successfully produced another mosh worthy song with a catchy chorus full of growls and anthemic chants. The English lyrics were penned by producer, songwriter, and artist Seann Bowe whose credits include doing background vocals for HYDE’s LET IT OUT and working with MIYAVI on songs such as In Crowd and So On It. The band delves deeper into the creation of the song with its description found on their official website where they consider this the masterpiece of their musical identity:
RISING SUN is the second in our consecutive two monthly single release.
The strongest—best release in ACME’s history is complete!
With the true essence of “ACME”—a strong guitar riff that leaves a lasting impression on top of greater “precision” and “Japanese style” digital programming—RISING SUN is a masterpiece that represents ACME’s musical identity!
The lyrics “Even if I fall, I want to be with you” and “Morning always comes”, surely convey ACME’s unwavering strength, and unfurls their world view!
Like the previously release GIFT, RISING SUN is self-produced by the members of ACME, which really allows you to fully appreciate their ideas and attention to detail!
The single comes with the title track and its karaoke counterpart that can be purchased either through their web store or digitally. It’s also accompanied by an artist photo with the band members in mainly black and white that adopts a casual street style, matching perfectly with the music video.