J-Rock youtube video of the day: Naked Arms
So there’s this recent trickle of new music coming from the T.M.Revolution camp, and it seems to be getting louder and heavier with each flow. (A really awesome thing, in my book!)
It’s been far too long since “Mr. TMR” released a new full-length CD, but we’ve gotten a few singles like “Imaginary Ark” and “Lakers”. The next to come out is a single called “Naked Arms” which will be the intro for the video game Sengoku Basara 3, due out this summer. Being an obsessive TMR fan, I have my finger on the pulse of all-things-Takanori, so I know “Naked Arms” hasn’t been released yet. How this person got a 2 MINUTE PREVIEW of it is beyond me. I visuals in the clip are from the game, which also looks pretty sweet!
Long time TMR fans will notice that he is singing in a lower register for most of the song; something I’ve wished for him to do for years since he has such a beautiful, silken voice range even when singing with force. The rhythm is very atypical of a T.M.Revolution song as well, but incorporates some of the newer hard and fast beats he’s been toying with for the past year. Sounds like someone’s evolving his sound ;-)
T.M.Revolution debuted the song at his successful INAZUMA ROCK FES last year, of which only a few seconds of live footage have made their way to youtube, making it impossible for us to hear the whole thing. One can only assume that, since CAPCOM plans to release the game this summer, T.M.Revolution will announce and release his new single relatively soon.
That’s why this clip is special. Yes, special. A sneak peak at the newest hit song form one of Japan’s top performers. Enjoy it here.