Following a recently sold-out 12 days outdoor stage tour in Japan , End of the World release their brand new single ‘Sleeping Beauty’ collaboration with K-pop hip hop group EPIK HIGH.
‘Sleeping Beauty’ is a slick, loosely thematic single about love and loss - singer Fukase slinks in with a quiet confidence that sets the tone. His rich, expressive voice blooms and lingers and the breathy R&B number allows EPIK High room to relish in their verses between soaring choruses. The single is another example of End Of The World at their best showcasing the band’s chameleon-esque musiciality.
End of the World is more than just a unique crossover band from Tokyo, Japan. The group embodies a long journey between four childhood friends who have come a long way since frontman Fukase thought the world was ending for him. Having reconnected with Nakajin (group leader, lead guitar, sound production), Fukase (lead vocals, group conceptualist), Saori (stage production, piano), and the masked clown DJ LOVE (sonic palette, comedic stage banter), the quarter started playing in a self-built venue in downtown Tokyo.
With songs that tackle themes of suicide, love, friendship and deep personal connections, the group have gone on to perform all over Japan, selling out crowds of 300,000 people. They made their initial foray into the US market last summer, with headline shows at the Roxy in Los Angeles and The Bowery Ballroom in New York including a career highlight supporting Clean Bandit on their US tour. (An act who they’ve formed a collaborative relationship with having featured on their ‘Rockabye’ remix.)
End of the World’s new single ‘Sleeping Beauty’ embodies pop present and future crossover, showcasing a sentimental yet uplifting sound. This is a new start for End of the World who are ready to take their music and imaginative shows to music fans all over the world.
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Media Release by: Alfred Tan, Sony Music Singapore.