After the huge success for writing the music and theme songs for hit animated film Your Name (Kimi no Na wa), RADWIMPS is going full steam ahead. This new music video for Brain Washing from their latest single Saihate Aini/Brain Washing (サイハテアイニ / 洗脳), harbors a frowning mime brandishing a knife who eventually fist-fights himself. The artistic concept goes beyond our writing capabilities, so best to check it our yourself in the video above and make your own opinion.

Saihate Aini/Brain Washing which came out on May 10 is available in two versions, the standard edition features an angel which represents the image of Saihate Aini and limited edition features a devil which represents the image of Brain Washing. They explain a little about the concept; “By having the same boy play the 2 characters, the cover images vividly express the dual nature of the human beings. Though angel in agony and the devil with ridiculing smile are in separate spaces, they influence each other and cannot exist without their counterparts.” See the model in action for their trailer here.

The first song on this single, titled Saihate Aini, is a laced with RADWIMPS’ energetic and motivational vibes and is currently being used fittingly for Coca Cola’s Aquarius sports drink commercial which can be seen below:

Saihate Aini/Brain Washing

Standard edition

CD

  1. Saihate Aini
  2. Brain Washing

Buy at CDJapan or Amazon

Limited edition

CD

  1. Saihate Aini
  2. Brain Washing
  3. Stick Figure (Strings Version)

Buy at CDJapan or Amazon

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