Releasing their latest track, ‘Animal,’ BALLISTIK BOYZ from EXILE TRIBE is a dance and vocal group who are aiming big. Since their April 2018 formation, they have set their eyes on one goal: Their ambition is to go on a global stadium tour.
The group’s seven members sing and rap while performing highly acrobatic dance routines. And while they are based in Japan, each member has his unique ability with a second language. Three members lived together in New York for three years to brush up their English skills, while another began his road to fluency in Chinese by teaching himself. Yet, another member has a Brazilian mother and speaks native Portuguese.
BALLISTIK BOYZ is a global-standard boy group leading the next generation of stars with authentic music and impressive dance performances, touring extensively not only in Japan but also in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam on the road to world domination.
Now, BALLISTIK BOYZ has released their latest track, ‘Animal,’ which is available now. A full single release with bonus tracks will follow on February 3.
Produced by DJ and producer Cory Enemy, who has previously worked on music for Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Animal’ is an R&B song with a minimalist beat multiple layers of rich vocals and rap from the seven BALLISTIK BOYZ members. The track’s smooth backing groove stands in contrast to the group’s emotional vocal performances and passionate lyrics. Listen out for playful production tricks and samples such as coins spinning on a desk.
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BALLISTIK BOYZ’s self-titled debut album was released on May 22, 2019, and took the No.1 spot on the Billboard Japan Top Album Sales chart, the Billboard Japan Hot Albums chart and Spotify’s Viral chart, sweeping the rankings for both CD sales and digital streaming.
Three of the group’s seven uniquely individual members – Miku Fukahori, Rikiya Okuda and Masahiro Sunada – spent three years living in New York to become highly bilingual English speakers. As finalists in the VOCAL BATTLE AUDITION 5 (VBA5) competition held by music collective EXILE, Ryuta Hidaka and Yoshiyuki Kano are natural talents sing with a deep sense of groove. Riki Matsui, a finalist in the VBA5 rap category, is fluent in Chinese and was initially self-taught. Also a finalist in the VBA5 rap category, Ryusei Kainuma has a Brazilian mother and is a native Portuguese speaker with multicultural roots.
BALLISTIK BOYZ is a talented group with an ever-growing international audience with their refreshingly authentic music and intense live performances. Exploding out of Japan with a global-standard quality level, this Japanese group is finding new fans around the world.
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Official website: https://m.tribe-m.jp/Artist/index/195