May’n: This is my tenth year performing professionally as May’n, and I’ve been performing mostly high-pitched songs in connection with various anime. Those are all precious to me, but when I began singing I used my lower pitch more, and I wanted to get back in touch with that. I wanted to challenge myself to perform in that style again, and when I became involved with Lord of Vermilion, since it centers on a heavenly battle and it’s kind of an aggressive theme, I felt like this was the perfect chance. So this is a very rare song for me. Another reason I felt strongly about going in this direction is that this anime is about each character finding their roots, finding their destiny. This being my tenth year, I’m also searching to re-energize and re-define myself and my relationship to my fans, so I felt even more strongly about connecting to this theme.