October 7, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASUTA LOOKS TO THE FUTURE IN UPLIFTING MUSIC VIDEO “SHANI MUNI IKIRU!”
IDOL GROUP LAUNCHES OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL WITH SPECIAL SONG DEDICATED TO THEIR FANS
Japanese idol group Wasuta (“The World Standard”) launched their official YouTube channel on October 3 with the new music video “Shani Muni Ikiru!”.
The song is dedicated to the fans who give them the strength to move forward and express their true feelings. The music video also contains full English subtitles to share the group’s message with their followers overseas.
Wasuta – “Shani Muni Ikiru!”
Wasuta members play double roles in the music video, appearing as fans supporting Wasuta and as Wasuta members themselves. The group released the video just a few days before their October 8 free live concert with a live band at Yoyogi Park’s outdoor stage with live support from the “Nekonote Band”.
While composing the song, songwriter Manaka Suzuki interviewed the members about their private feelings and special moments as performers. “I tried to bring their true emotions into the lyrics, and I hope that everyone who hears it will be as moved by their voices as I was.”
“Shani Muni Ikiru!” will be available October 8 on digital services worldwide.
Wasuta – new double A-side single
“Shani Muni Ikiru! / Bathtub Aromatic”
1. Shani Muni Ikiru!
2. Bathtub • Aromatic
3. Do on Do ~Botchan Issho ni Odoryanse~
4. SHINING FLOWER
5. Shani Muni Ikiru! (Instrumental)
6. Bathtub Aromatic (Instrumental)
7. Do on Do ~Botchan Issho ni Odoryanse~ (Instrumental)
8. SHINING FLOWER (Instrumental)
The Limited Edition CD+Blu-ray editions will also contain the “Shani Muni Ikiru!” music video and the special Wasuta Studio Live “Yumei ni, Nyaru !!!!!” live videos.
Wasuta Official Website: http://wa-suta.world/
*New!* Wasuta Official YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/Wasuta_YouTube
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/Wasuta_iTunes
The World Standard a.k.a “Wasuta” was formed in March 2015 with the mission of introducing “kawaii” Japanese idol culture worldwide via social media and live showcases.
The five members of Wasuta are:
Hazuki (Pastel Yellow)
Nanase (Pastel Green, leader)
Miri (Pastel Purple)
Ririka (Pastel Blue)
Ruka (Pastel Pink)
Since their debut in 2015, Wasuta has released 3 albums, 3 mini-albums, 4 singles, 5 digital singles, 2 live albums, and a live concert Blu-ray from their first nationwide Japanese tour.
In addition to their regular performances across Japan, Wasuta has also been active worldwide, appearing at music events in Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Wasuta has performed theme songs for several anime series, including Kiratto Pri☆chan, Idol Time PriPara, Heybot!, PriPara Movie: Mi~nna de Kagayake! Kirarin☆Star Live!, and the official dance song for The Powerpuff Girls animated series in Japan.
Wasuta’s high-energy, kawaii style has led to collaborations with several top brands in Japan, including Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo Game Show, Hokkaido Resort Liner, Big Echo karaoke, POSME Idol Ambassadors (Shiseido cosmetics), RAGE E-Sports Tournament, The Alley (boba tea), and Jamie Ank’s 2019 Spring fashion collection.
Wasuta released their first photobook “Wasuta – Wonderful Collection” in 2019. The group has also hosted popular radio shows “World Standard Nippon” (FM 93) and “Wasuta no World Standard Radio” (MBS).
In summer 2018, Wasuta collaborated with Adexe & Nau on a Japanese/Spanish remix of the single “Yo Quiero Vivir,” which has scored over 3 million views on YouTube.
With over 500,000 followers on social media, the members of Wasuta are currently studying foreign languages to communicate directly with their worldwide fans: Hazuki (Spanish), Nanase (English), Miri (Chinese), Ririka (English), Ruka (English).