November 30, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
URBANGARDE has released their first animated music video “BAERUNA”, directed by popular digital animator Danjou Oozora.
“BAERUNA” is the third music video to come from AVANTDEMIC, the band’s 10th album released on November 25. Oozora, who has previously created visuals for DECO*27, Kuhaku Gokko, and numerous Vocaloid productions, is a longtime fan of URBANGARDE’s work and wanted to “express their magnificent lyrical world through the technique of modern animation”.
URBANGARDE – “BAERUNA”
To promote virtual interaction with fans across the world, URBANGARDE has provided the instrumental track on the Piapro.net website for creators to add their own vocal tracks.
AVANTDEMIC is URBANGARDE’s response to the state of human connection and disconnection as modern society is affected by COVID-19. The jacket image was designed by collage artist Q-TA, depicting vocalist Yoko Hamasaki in the “masked kiss” of lovers in the pandemic. The artist images were captured by acclaimed photographer Ayano Sudo as part of the CD’s 16-page photo booklet.
URBANGARDE – AVANTDEMIC
1. Kaming Out
2. Kimi wa okuman gaso
3. Maskdelic (ver. 2.0)
5. Chaiborg Kyoko
7. Club 27
8. Banksy no Koibito
9. Cigar Kiss
10. Hakken to kokken no aida de
11. Dark Ride
The deluxe edition of AVANTDEMIC also includes the live DVD “URBANGARDE presents UTSU FES 2020 New Live Style”, recorded on 9/13/2020 at Tsutaya O-EAST, and the original novel Uta no Kokyuu Kakoku written by URBANGARDE leader Temma Matsunaga.
KAMING OUT (MV)
MASKDELIC (ver 2.0) (MV)
URBANGARDE Website: http://urbangarde.net
Apple Music: http://bit.ly/URBANGARDE_iTunes
AVANTDEMIC special page: https://www.urbangarde.net/avantdemic