The rock band Alice Nine decided to departed from their former record label "PS Company" back in August 2014 to fully adopt themselves into "Univeral Japan". During that time all we have been seeing is a few teasers and many exciting words from the members on (their new) twitter and instagram, that is until today!
Just a few hours ago a new song "Phoenix" was released to the public to celebrate the rebirth (hence the name "Phoenix") of Alice Nine, or now referred to as "A9"! It doesn't just stop there, the band also announced an upcoming mini-album titled "Gingan no
Oto" that will be released somewhere in August.
What's interesting in this new music video is that vocalist Shou wears a mask throughout the entire video, a concept we have not seen before. You would also think that their music style might have changed from all these events that recently occurred? Subjectively judging, I didn't quite sense any difference between the reborned A9 and Alice Nine (obviously they still sound really good!), even though Shou himself said that this was a chance to grow and to go "back to the basics".
Although, what I think he really referred to is most likely how fans interacts with the artist in the modern society, where buying "several copies of a same workpiece for the ranking on music charts" is going too far. That is why the band also announced a new crowdfunding project!
Source:NBT & edohsama blog