Pop rock band GLAY
will release a new single on August 12th.
will be their 58th single in total, and the sixth installment in the "G4" series. Like the other releases in the series, it will feature one song composed by each of the band's four members.
's track is ROCK ACADEMIA
, and it is said to be a quirky pop number. Bassist JIRO
's track DOPE
is described as a straightforward rock number with a punk-ish melody, and it features lyrics co-written with guitarist TAKURO
. Vocalist TERU
's song will be Ryuusei no Howl
, which has already been partially revealed, as it served as the second opening theme for the anime "Daiya no A act II". Finally, TAKURO
's track will be Into the Wild ~mitsu~
, a remix of Into the Wild
, one of the new songs featured on GLAY
's 25th anniversary best-of album REVIEW Ⅱ-BEST OF GLAY-
In addition, the CD will feature three more remixes of Into the Wild
, by m-flo
's ☆Taku Takahashi
respectively, as bonus tracks. The band also announced that the stem data for Into the Wild
will be available to download from their website for a limited time, so fans can experiment with putting their own spin on it as well. The stem data will be available here
until September 30th at 23:59 (JST).
The band members are asking fans to hashtag their creations with "#GLAYREMIX" when uploading them to YouTube or social media to make them easy to track down. It was also noted that the music and videos uploaded for this project may be posted on GLAY
's website and social media, and that remixes may be deleted or blocked if they are uploaded after October 31st, 2020. It was also stipulated that the stem data is not for commercial use - fans cannot collect advertising revenue, etc. from works created using it.
will be available in a CD-only regular edition and a limited version that adds a bonus DVD and a picture book illustrated by kkworld kumi
. The DVD will contain the music video for ROCK ACADEMIA
, a director's cut of a live video for Into the Wild
and live footage of five songs from GLAY Special Live 2020 DEMOCRACY 25TH INTO THE WILD
, a no-audience concert they played at Ohsanbashi Hall.
Links to download and stream the release will be available on this special site
on the release date.
Watch the music video for the original version of Into the Wild
and a live video for the track featuring footage from GLAY ARENA TOUR 2019-2020 DEMOCRACY 25TH HOTEL GLAY THE SUITE ROOM