Music Favourites: One OK Rock

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ONE OK ROCK is a Japanese band that originated in Tokyo but has been a big hit in Japan and even America, consisting of members Takahiro Moriuchi, Toru Yamashita, Ryota Kohama, and Tomoya Kanki.

Featuring album 5xxxV.

The seventh full-length album that was released on February 11

The band started recording the album 5xxxV in January 2014 in Los Angeles, US. The album was recorded during their premiere tour in Los Angeles and New York, being their first album recorded abroad, primarily in the US. The album features 13 songs, including  “Mighty Long Fall” that was the theme song of the 2014 sequel film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, and  “Heartache” which was used for the third film, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends. The album was then rereleased as a full english album by the name of 5xxxV : Deluxe after the band signed a contract with warner brothers records. The album debuted #20 on Billboards heartseeker albums. This is a song from album 5xxxV: Heartache

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9v8aNl6Aps

The band has also released many other amazing albums along the way featuring different music styles, intriguing and original songs. An example is their newest album, titled Amibitions. Here is a song from Ambitions : I was King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0V46khLWnk

 

-Stephanie Guan (4F)

 

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