Interview with Initial'L
Learn all about rock band Initial'L and their concept of "FUTURE ROCK" before their US debut at Katsucon 2020.
Formed by ex-members of the visual kei band Lycaon in 2016, rock band Initial'L attracted attention from overseas fans almost immediately. Following the announcement of their US debut at Katsucon 2020, a convention that will be taking
National Harbor, Maryland
from February 14th to 16th next year, JaME was able to catch up with the band for a quick interview about their concept, their latest releases and their expectations for the show.
How did your band name "Initial'L" come about?
Ichiro: We took the “L” from the band the members had originally been in, "Lycaon”, and settled on “Initial'L”.
Please elaborate on your concept of "FUTURE ROCK". Is there a particular kind of sound or image you want portray?
Satoshi: We followed our own ideals and dreams, and we are continuing to evolve in a new way.
That in itself is not easy to do, and it’s something that requires a lot of bravery. Anyone and everyone is afraid of change, but we want people to see our activities in which we are continuing to challenge different things, and we want everyone to also do the same.
We are fighting alongside with the two-kanji word ‘challenge’ (chousen) and what comes after that, the ‘future’ (mirai).
We want to release a new type of rock into the world.
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