Japanese boyband Da-iCE showcases their killer singing abilities on their new album ‘SCENE’
Japanese boyband Da-iCE released their new album ‘SCENE’ on May 24. As Da-iCE celebrates its 12th anniversary, the new album was produced with the theme of “building upon everything we’ve accomplished so far.”
Da-iCE is a highly talented five-piece boyband whose two main vocalists have an incredible four-octave singing range.
The group was formed on January 17, 2011, consisting of vocalists Yudai Ohno and Sota Hanamura and performers Taiki Kudo, Toru Iwaoka and Hayate Wada.
Da-iCE has released numerous hits, including the anime series ‘ONE PIECE’ theme song ‘DREAMIN’ ON,’ ‘The Way of the Househusband’ theme song ‘CITRUS,’ and ‘Kamen Rider Revice’s theme song ‘liveDevil.’
In recent years, Da-iCE has even appeared at several rock festivals in Japan, taking them to an ever-wider audience. Through their activity in various areas of the music scene, they have been praised for their killer singing ability and high musicality, being labelled as “highly talented boy artists.”
Comment from Da-iCE
12 years have passed since we formed Da-iCE. As we have taken on various challenges, we have reached an ever-larger audience who have come to expect more and more from our music. This album shows the ‘next phase’ of Da-iCE, as we have evolved beyond the boundaries of genre and vocation to become creative artists active within various areas of the music scene. We have great confidence in our new album ‘SCENE,’ so we hope you’ll listen.
The album’s 12 songs include ‘Star Mine,’ which won an Excellent Work Award at the prestigious annual Japan Record Awards; ‘Funky Jumping,’ the theme song for Capcom’s upcoming game ‘Exoprimal’; and lead track ‘Dandelion,’ which recently set TikTok and YouTube ablaze.
The music and lyrics to ‘Dandelion’ were composed by Da-iCE member Sota Hanamura. Featured as the theme song to TV Asahi’s weekly Thursday drama series ‘Keiji to Kenji, Tokidoki Hanji,’ the song’s lyrics express Da-iCE’s determination to “face reality, no matter what the situation, and let the flowers bloom as we keep walking towards our goal.”
When Da-iCE sang a stripped-back version of the song on the popular YouTube series ‘THE FIRST TAKE,’ viewers were amazed by the members’ incredible singing voices, continuously placing the group in YouTube’s Trending Music chart. They were described as having “singing voices that exceed human limitations!”
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