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EARPHONES is a voice actress unit consisting of members Marika Kouno, Rie Takahashi, and Yuki Nagaku. From their concept EP “identity” (on sale Sept. 22, Wed), the music video of lead track “Hajimemashite” has been released.
“Hajimemashite” is a song that incorporates various languages including sign language into its motifs, and is also a perfect “Nice to meet you” for new listeners who have never encountered EARPHONES’ music before. With the help of creator team Shuwa island, the various sign languages seen in the music video were actually practiced and learned by the members of EARPHONES for the purpose of “delivering dreams with sign language through entertainment”.
Also, the twelve languages used in the lyrics include Japanese, Chinese, French, as well as the international language Esperanto, and is a song that overcomes language barriers. The music was completed by Koshi Miura (□□□).
The released music video was produced by video creator Pink ja Nakutemo, and is a work that can be enjoyed for both its audio and visuals.
■ EARPHONES / “Hajimemashite” (※credit) Dir: Pink ja Nakutemo
“Hajimemashite” is being distributed in advance beginning August 20 (Fri) at midnight via various streaming services!
For everyone who can’t wait for the sale of concept EP “identity”, please check out the early distribution of the song!
The content on the album includes a remake of EARPHONES’ 2015 song “Sore ga Seiyuu!”, the Blu-ray includes a dialogue video with TV anime “Seiyu’s Life!” original author Masumi Asano explaining the process for the remake’s creation, and the “Hajimemashite” music video will also be included. Included with「identity【Online Show Version】」and currently on sale via EVIL LINE RECORDS OFFICIAL STORE, the video from the online live event “EARPHONES Theory of evolution Online Show” held on October 31 2020 will also be included, and the jacket photo features an original design by shodo artist Airi Hara. Let’s look forward to the concept EP’s completion!
EARPHONES Concept EP “identity”
Release date: September 22 (Wed)
Hajimemashite MUSIC VIDEO
Same as the normal version
EARPHONES Theory of evolution Online Show
Hajimemashite MUSIC VIDEO
● “Hajimemashite” trial listening via major streaming platforms
＜”identity” sale page URL＞
● EARPHONES Official Homepage
● EARPHONES Official Twitter
● EARPHONES YouTube Channel
● EARPHONES Official Instagram