At the stroke of midnight, going into March 10 in Japan, the GazettE published the full music video for the song “Falling” from their upcoming spring album. The album now has a name, and a release date too; “NINTH”, which is indeed the band’s ninth full studio album (discounting compilation albums), will be out on June 13, 2018, and will come in four editions. Its release will be followed by a nationwide tour, named PHASE #01 -PHENOMENON-.

In the first moments after the release of the new music video on the GazettE’s official site, the amount of traffic it brought crashed the entire website. It was a struggle for a couple hours to get it to load properly, but now it is accessible again, and the visually stunning music video is there in its entirety for your enjoyment!

The dark visuals of DOGMA are now gone, but the band’s familiar sound remains somewhat unchanged.

In this release, the GazettE completely abandon the overarching dark and cultish concept of PROJECT: DARK AGE (encapsulating DOGMA, UGLY and UNDYING). The music video for Falling is visually reminiscent of perhaps Derangement, with its jarring neon color scheme and an overabundance of red hues. Yet musically, Falling is nothing similar.

With this song, the GazettE enters a completely new conceptual era, but retains the characteristic sound that they have been polishing since DOGMA. Falling smoothly combines hardcore elements like screaming and wailing guitars, with clearly electronic undertones, and still manages to tell a very touching story about one couple’s untimely demise. In its twisted nature, the story is to a point utterly romantic.

We have translated the song’s lyrics for our readers who wish to better understand Falling‘s touching concept. We are, naturally, no match for Ruki’s lyrical genius, and thus we must disclose that some of the translated lines might be somewhat interpretative in nature.

Since then how long
Do you know how long it’s been?
Let’s dive into the bottom of chaos ; Now ; So that we can be intertwined
Falling down
Deep into the dark

Screams unwound and distorted the past ; Deviated Mind
I covered my eyes, which were obstructed by a haze
Stuck in my head ; I go mad, corrupted by ghosts of the past
Where do I start?

These thoughts rooted in the depths, they may be a swelling contradiction, but
These thoughts rooted in the depths, they are the shadow of my former self in love

Scream Even if below rejection there is neverending anguish
Writhe As you now saw yourself, in the days spent lost in lethargy

We just believe in ourselves to die
I know you were the same
Embracing the same pain ; we are breaking
We may shatter into scattered pieces
To be reborn again
I’m gonna fall

Screams unwound and distorted the past ; Deviated Mind
I covered my eyes, which were obstructed by a haze
Stuck in my head ; Jarring noise

Inside me
Something’s changing
I see an ending
Take it all in
I’m gonna fall

Gaze upon the disappearing sadness

We just believe in ourselves to die
I know you were the same
We embrace the same pain ; in vain
Don’t forget ; This is not the end
So open your eyes, let’s fall

We just believe in ourselves to die

We can be broken

If you wish to view the original lyrics, simply scroll down below the video on the GazettE’s official site, the lyrics are published underneath.

To find out more about the individual editions of NINTH, visit the special page on the GazettE’s website that lists all the details.

Update: As of March 16, the music video has been available on YouTube and not only their official website.

NINTH

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Limited edition Box A

CD

  • 12 new songs

Blu-ray 

  1. “Falling” music video
  2. Making of “Falling”
  3. Full live Blu-ray: Dainihon Itan Geisha “Boudou-ku Gudon no Sakura” (大日本異端芸者「暴動区 愚鈍の桜」) LIVE AT 2017.03.10 National Yoyogi Stadium First Gymnasium

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Limited edition Box B

CD

  • 12 new songs

DVD

  1. “Falling” music video
  2. Making of “Falling”

DVD

  1. Full live DVD: Dainihon Itan Geisha “Boudou-ku Gudon no Sakura” (大日本異端芸者「暴動区 愚鈍の桜」) LIVE AT 2017.03.10 National Yoyogi Stadium First Gymnasium

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CD+DVD Edition 

CD

  • 12 new songs

DVD

  1. “Falling” music video
  2. Making of “Falling”

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Regular edition 

CD

  • 12 new songs

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More info:
Official Website
NINTH special page
YouTube
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