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SiM unveils exciting news: Announcement of a new album and release of the single ‘RED’!

SiM new single 'RED'
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SiM, the Japanese band that mixes metal, punk and reggae, announced today their new album “PLAYDEAD”, due for release on September 27 via UNFD. To celebrate the news, the band have shared their new track “RED”. This new song will be available on the forthcoming album, but is also the theme song for the new season of the Netflix anime series Kengan Ashura.

Speaking of “RED’s” nu-metal influences, singer MAH said :

We aimed at creating sounds that reflect the deep respect we have for the heavy music from the early 2000s, like Limp Bizkit and Korn. The main distortion guitar for the backing is an arrangement of the rhythm from Evanescence’s Going Under”. The song embodies the history of rock music that’s ingrained in our flesh and blood, our DNA”.

As for the inspiration for the song’s lyrics, he adds :

“The theme of the lyrics is “The Meaninglessness of Division”… We all have different cultures, speak different languages, have different physical attributes, etc. These are facts. But at the end of the day when you cut through the skin, what flows out is the same. Bright red blood. And yet regardless of being in close proximity of one another, the same country, the same city, the same school, even the same class, we as humans try to “divide”. Groups are formed for foolish reasons, like favorite TV programs or celebrities that they dislike, and try to expose the “traitors”. Sadly, this can occur amongst music fans too. Fans watching the same band at the same live venue may say “I don’t like the person next to me” and start instigating mindless discussions on social media. It’s a total waste of time. As artists, this is the very thing we despise the most. We want everyone to view us as their friends and family”.

You can listen RED and pre-order PLAYDEAD here

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