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Japanese band One Ok Rock to release new single

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, September 12, 2016  /  01:09 pm
Japanese band One Ok Rock to release new single

FormedĀ in 2005, One Ok RockĀ is known worldwide for its collaborations with international bands. (ONE OK ROCK/File)

Japanese rock band One Ok Rock is set to release a new digital single on Sept. 16.

Available on iTunes, "Taking Off" will reportedly be the theme song of Japanese movie Museum, slated to be released this year. Directed by Keishi Otomo and starred Shun Oguri and Shuhei Nomura, the film follows a serial killer who hides his face behind a frog mask. The murder investigation is led by detective Hisashi Sawamura (Oguri) who soon finds out that the killer’s next target will be his family.

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Keishi Otomo has previously collaborated with One Ok Rock in his other projects, namely Rurouni Kenshin (2012), Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014) and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (2014). Each of projects features the band’s singles, namely "The Beginning, Mighty Long Fall" and "Heartache".

Formed in 2005, One Ok Rock is known worldwide for its collaborations with international bands, such as Simple Plan and Kellin from Sleeping with Sirens. Following the release of its latest album 35xxxv (2015) and its Special Live in Nagisaen in September, the band will perform on a show dubbed Air Jam 2016 at the Fukuoka Yahuoku! Dome, Japan. (kes)

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