sukekiyo’s “MOAN” music video premiered on YouTube on August 1, 2023. As always, the band’s unpredictable style takes us on a journey into a dark dream, leaving room for interpretation.

In MOAN, neon lights illuminate a dark cityscape while twinkling keys complement a New Wave beat. sukekiyo’s songs often deal with taboo romance in some capacity, and MOAN keeps that theme alive. Vocalist Kyo’s lyrics hint at the perspective of a lover, prostitute, or a gray area in between. The words remain vague and suggestive, inviting listeners to interpret them. However, interpreting Kyo’s lyrics can be a daunting task, even for native Japanese speakers.

The song begins simply—”I’m wearing a shirt with sleeves that are a little long, waiting. I fixed my makeup,” he sings. “I’m a woman who wants to believe that you’ll come by at two in the morning”. Thus the song sets us off on a mysterious, double-entendre journey, where individual identities, narratives, and genders are blurred.

Embrace the dream-like nuance of MOAN‘s musical soundscape. The catchy earworm blends some of the best elements from sukekiyo’s 2021 release CANDIS with fresh experimental sounds.

sukekiyo 「MOAN」 Music Video (full ver.) from『EROSIO』(2023.8 release)

sukekiyo’s luxurious costumes in this video were provided by “THE d’OR”, a designer and stylist who has also collaborated with the band DIR EN GREY. THE d’OR has worked on-stage and off, designing concert wardrobes for guitarist Kaoru and bassist Toshiya, as well as crafting Kyo’s pearl-drenched dress in the Ochita koto no aru sora music video.

On Twitter, Kyo teased that a second music video titled Houmonsha X (訪問者X) will premiere on YouTube next week. Both music videos will be included in the audio-video compilation EROSIO, which releases this month.

Last but not least, the band embarks on tour “Dakara so no uchi” this month, before continuing on to Hong Kong for two nights only.

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  1. Margaret
    Margaret
  2. Houmonsha X
    訪問者X
  3. Kuchi ni ringo
    口に林檎
  4. The Hole
    The Hole
  5. Aishita shinzou
    愛した心臓
  6. MOAN
    MOAN
  7. Gurosu
    グロス
  8. Rongai na ikimono toshite
    論外な生き物として
  9. Kashikomi kashikomi
    畏畏
  10. Kawatte kuremasen deshou ka?
    変わってくれませんでしょうか?
  11. Frame out kara no
    フレームアウトからの
  12. Kokyuu
    呼吸
CD
  1. Gumon (Demo Ver.)
    愚問(Demo Ver.)
  2. mystery na (Demo Ver.)
    mysteryな(Demo Ver.)
  3. Furesaseru (Live)
    触れさせる (Live)
  4. Aoguroi Hisuteria (Live)
    黝いヒステリア (Live)
  5. Honnō Okotowari (Live)
    本能お断り (Live)
  6. Waizatsu (Live)
    猥雑 (Live)
Blu-ray
  1. MOAN music video
    MOAN music video
  2. Houmonsha X music video
    訪問者X music video
  3. Scarlet (Live)
    Scarlet (Live)
  4. The Hole (Live)
    The Hole (Live)
  5. Creeper (Live)
    Creeper (Live)
  6. zephyr (Live)
    zephyr (Live)
  7. Candis (Live)
    Candis (Live)
  8. Valentina (Live)
    Valentina (Live)
  9. Tada, mada, watashi. (Live)
    ただ、まだ、私。(Live)
CD
  1. Margaret
    Margaret
  2. Houmonsha X
    訪問者X
  3. Kuchi ni ringo
    口に林檎
  4. The Hole
    The Hole
  5. Aishita shinzou
    愛した心臓
  6. MOAN
    MOAN
  7. Gurosu
    グロス
  8. Rongai na ikimono toshite
    論外な生き物として
  9. Kashikomi kashikomi
    畏畏
  10. Kawatte kuremasen deshou ka?
    変わってくれませんでしょうか?
  11. Frame out kara no
    フレームアウトからの
  12. Kokyuu
    呼吸
CD
  1. Gumon (Demo Ver.)
    愚問(Demo Ver.)
  2. mystery na (Demo Ver.)
    mysteryな(Demo Ver.)
  3. Furesaseru (Live)
    触れさせる (Live)
  4. Aoguroi Hisuteria (Live)
    黝いヒステリア (Live)
  5. Honnō Okotowari (Live)
    本能お断り (Live)
  6. Waizatsu (Live)
    猥雑 (Live)
Blu-ray
  1. MOAN music video
    MOAN music video
  2. Houmonsha X music video
    訪問者X music video
  3. Scarlet (Live)
    Scarlet (Live)
  4. The Hole (Live)
    The Hole (Live)
  5. Creeper (Live)
    Creeper (Live)
  6. zephyr (Live)
    zephyr (Live)
  7. Candis (Live)
    Candis (Live)
  8. Valentina (Live)
    Valentina (Live)
  9. Tada, mada, watashi. (Live)
    ただ、まだ、私。(Live)
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