Kiryu’s initial announcement of single Nue released on February 17 led the band to follow it up with the title track’s music video. The lightning-focused visuals, quick scene changes, disorientating angles, and disheveled set lend themselves well to the unnerving atmosphere and folklore narrative.
The composition is chaotically fast as it utilizes brooding synths and sharply detached haunting choir vocals. This wouldn’t be a Kiryu song however without vocalist Mahiro’s expressive vocals, growls, and screeching.
Delving deeper, the title track name, Nue, refers to a yokai from Japanese folklore that is a combination of different animals. It’s similar to that of a chimera, for example; it has the head of a monkey and the legs of a tiger. You can even see an image of a Nue at the end of the music video. For a band that focuses on traditional Japanese elements, this was the perfect opportunity to use such a story.