The long wait for G.L.A.M.S’ new album that the vocalist Mikaru has been hinting at for a while is over. The new mini album, titled EVER-CHANGING, will be the band’s third release. To promote the album and upcoming European tour, G.L.A.M.S released three rocking videos on their official YouTube channel.
EVER-CHANGING will contain five songs and is available in two editions; the original edition, which will go on sale on November 7, and a special European edition released under the HIGHFeeL label, which will be sold from November 16 on the band’s upcoming European tour. This release is G.L.A.M.S’ third mini album in total; the band’s previous works are Under the Moon, released in 2014, and Queen of the Night, released in 2017.
G.L.A.M.S is in no way a genre-bound musical formation. The band has been known to consistently produce music of various genres and touching on various topics—the new release is no exception.
Each of the three first October Sundays saw a new music video released on G.L.A.M.S’ official YouTube channel. The three videos present four separate songs, with each individual video being unique and much different from the others in both the musical aspect and visuals. Let’s have a look at them!
The first music video, Dragonfly & Rosy Life, is in fact a compound of two music videos, filmed on the same set. The band shows up dressed quite casually, delivering two fun and energetic rock songs. Some fans may recognize Rosy Life as a song Mikaru performed live earlier this year on his solo run tour in Europe.
The Beginning of the End clearly employs the most dramatic visuals out of all three videos. Mikaru slips into a rather androgynous vampiric persona, delivering a sensual vocal performance over rather heavy rock music. For us, it’s quite reminiscent of the soundtrack to the movie Queen of the Damned; what do you think?
Man in Underworld, the last of the video releases and the last song on EVER-CHANGING, brings a very mature big band jazz sound and feel, and the overall look of the music video completes this concept perfectly. Unlike the previous ones, this song is also sung entirely in Japanese.
Both of the album editions are now up for reservation. If you pre-order the original edition through G.L.A.M.S’ official website before October 21, you will receive a special unreleased mini-photobook along with the CD when the album is shipped! The European edition contains a booklet with lyrics transcribed into romaji for G.L.A.M.S’ and Mikaru’s European audience.
How do you like the new music from G.L.A.M.S? We definitely love everything about this. Which song do you like best? Let us know which one speaks to you the most!
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