Grammy-nominated artist / producer Steve Aoki teams up with multi-platinum Japanese pop group End of the World on new track “End of the World”
2x Grammy-nominated artist Steve Aoki and Tokyo-based multi-platinum band End of the World released the brand new eponymous song “End of the World” today. Beautifully synchronizing the individual styles of the two artists, the single sees the whispered falsetto of End of the World singer, Fukase, glide smoothly over Aoki’s signature electronic groove. The track vibrates with positive energy from start to finish, leading with a universal message about harnessing the present. Listen now: https://ffm.to/-endoftheworld
The origin story of “End of the World” began with Aoki as a fan of the group, which is known to perform in Japan to an audience of over 140,000 fans. Sooner or later Aoki reached out and End of the World was delighted to join forces. This intense exchange of energy and emotion between Aoki and Fukase inspired them to go to the studio to work on an original collaboration, which would eventually become “End of the World”. During the process, the two finally met this summer in July, when Fukase appeared on stage during one of Aoki’s performances in Las Vegas. The chorus of the song “Don’t Tell Me It’s The End Of The World Tonight” suggests a longing for the night to go on and feel hopeful again, energized by the return to live music and their experience. common back on stage.
Aoki, who was recently announced as an Asian Hall of Fame inductee for the class of 2021, said of the project: to work with them, I was honored. It’s always fun for me to collaborate with Japanese artists given my heritage, and bring it to the rest of the world. The song we composed is special not only for its lyrical content, but also for its uplifting melody, and I’m so excited that it’s accessible for everyone to dance and sing along to.
End of the World’s Fukase adds, âAs the first eponymous work, this song takes me back to the time in my life when I lost everything that I literally felt was the end of the world. That’s how the name of the band was born, to remind us all that it’s never too late to start anything, even at the very end. Lyrically, this song sounds a lot like a normal love song, but I also feel like every word is meant for my old self in the past.
About Steve Aoki:
Two-time Grammy nominated producer / DJ Steve Aoki is one of today’s most successful American multi-genre artists, collectively counting 2.8 billion music streams on Spotify. As the founder of the forward-thinking record label, events / lifestyle company and clothing line Dim Mak Records, which he founded in 1996, Aoki helped launch the career of global players like The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots, The Gossip, and The Kills, among many others. Dim Mak now boasts over 1,000 official releases from the biggest bands and hottest newcomers in EDM, indie rock, hip-hop and beyond during his discography of more than two decades. As a solo artist, Aoki has an acclaimed discography which includes: Wonderland (2012), his debut solo album, which earned him his very first Grammy nomination for Best Dance / Electronica Album; hip-hop-centric Kolony (2017), and the Neon Future series, which includes âNeon Future Iâ (2014, RIAA Gold Certified), âNeon Future IIâ (2015), âNeon Future IIIâ (2018 ) and the recent “Neon Future IV” (April 2020); which has exploded in streaming to date and received high praise from singles such as “Maldad” ft. Maluma and “Let It Be Me” ft. Backstreet Boys. Recognized by Forbes as one of top 5 highest paid DJs in the world and the Hardest working DJ in the world, Aoki is “one of the most requested artists in the world” (Billboard), with over 250 tour dates per year. In 2012, Aoki founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the fields of brain science and research with a particular focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Most recently, Steve Aoki released his critically acclaimed dissertation titled BLUE: The Color of Noise published by St. Martin’s Press.
About the end of the world:
Since their debut in Japan, End of the World consisting of 4 childhood friends Fukase, Nakajin, Saori and DJ LOVE has swept the Japanese music scene as SEKAI NO OWARI has quickly grown, touring in sold-out arenas and stadiums across Asia. True to the ambition and desire to share music with a global audience, End of the World is completely reinvented as the band’s new moniker to take an innovative approach to their music. Their single LOST with Clean Bandit was listed on BBC Radio2, gaining over 30 million streams worldwide. After many years of creation, End of the World released a debut album CHAMELEON reflecting the journey as End of the Word.
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