New single from GACKT – HAKURO
9 October, 2012 4 Comments
GACKT has finally returned to his solo work after three years break with his band YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz. Fans have waited not so patiently for the Japanese superstar to return to his solo work and he has now responded with a new single, HAKURO, which will be released simultaneously in Europe and Japan.
It’s good to see GACKT return to his snug fitting leather and lordly ways, and this single displays all the best kind of drama. With a running theme of noble samurai, the video preview for the single (which you can see here) shows a brief glimpse of autumnal leaves and a suitably dramatic GACKT singing under a huge moon. The single itself also taps these themes with traditional Japanese instruments infused with an orchestral overture which results in a track that might come from a samurai film. The vocals are powerful and smooth, with some interesting accents which have become GACKT’s trademark.
This single is a very welcome return to what GACKT does best, and the only problem with it is that it only contains one track.
This single will be available in Japan and Europe from the 10th October. In Europe it is available for download from Amazon MP3 as well as other download sites, but not iTunes.
I would recommend GACKT to fans of Miyavi, X Japan or The Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: 10/10/2012