Wasting no time at all as a newly established three-piece band, MUCC will release their single GONER/WORLD on November 5.
The change from a four-piece band to a three-piece band comes after long-time drummer SATOchi left the band to retire from professional drumming, after their Hirosawa City Hall tour final performance on October 3. It turned out to be much later than the originally planned departure in spring, mainly due to coronavirus-related incidents involving Japan’s state of emergency, drummer SATOchi contracting the virus, and vocalist Tatsuro being in the presence of the virus.
MUCC also revealed the all-in-one music video preview for both songs GONER and WORLD, mainly taking place on the same neon-drenched set.
It’s difficult to decipher which song is which but the first one consists of a heartfelt ballad as vocalist Tatsuro sings from a wrecked car. This is while guitarist Miya and bassist YUKKE vigorously bop around.
Next, the video transitions to a heavier song which sends the laser lights into a frenzy and the band members into a state of disarray. The fisheye lens accentuates those feelings as Tatsuro headbangs, guitarist Miya writhes about, and bassist YUKKE looks immensely lost.
Fans on Twitter also noticed that MUCC’s alternate artist photo and setting are similar to the music video for their 2003 song Waga, arubeki basho.
Its also been reported that the chorus for the song WORLD will feature vocals sent in by fans, allowing them to be part of the creation process.
GONER/WORLD will hit stores in regular and limited editions. The regular edition contains the two title tracks, coupling track XYZ, and an original karaoke version for all three tracks presented in reverse order. The limited edition contains the same content on CD but also has a DVD with a documentary of GONER/WORLD.
MUCC’s artist photos see vocalist Tatsuro in a striking lime green outfit and a faded shirt underneath. Guitarist Miya is complete with a cool shirt, waistcoat, and patchy jeans. While bassist YUKKE wears a faded outfit for the top half and wears plaid hakama pants for the bottom half. Altogether, it looks quite futuristic and fashion-forward, working incredibly well with their music video previews.
It’s the end of one era for MUCC and the beginning of a new one so be sure to keep your eye on them as there are undoubtedly bigger things to come!