Japanese Rock band Esprit D'Air releases Cyberpunk new music video 'Leviathan'.
Esprit D'Air's new track is a melancholic yet powerful Melodic Metal song about change and hope in a devastated world (global pandemic?). Kai’s powerful and operatic vocals deliver the lyrics through a wall of massive djent guitars, nervous double-kick drums and heavy basses, according to vocalist Kai, “we interpreted "Leviathan" as a huge power or impact beyond human power or knowledge. When we wrote this, we were thinking about how significantly our world has changed with the pandemic and how we can think positively and have hopes in tough times. Through our composition and songwriting, we tried to express lights of despair, human weakness and stupidity, and human wisdom to build a new world.”
Inspired by the works of Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell), and Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049), the beautiful manga-style sci-fi music video shows the power of crowdfunding, recruiting award-winning director Andy M (Before Dawn Productions) to bring to life a modern retelling of the Pygmalion myth through beautiful performances by dancers Rosalie Bell and Caterina Danzico.
Esprit D'Air was formed in the early 2010s but disbanded in 2013. In 2016 they reformed as a solo project for lead vocalist and guitarist, Kai. Despite the language barriers (the songs are in Japanese), the band has been conquering new fans across the globe. Their 2017 full-length debut, “Constellations” has impressed the judging panel featuring Amy Lee (Evanescence), Slayer, Sepultura and won Best Metal/Hardcore Album at The Independent Music Awards in 2018 at Lincoln Center in New York City.
'Leviathan' is available now on all streaming platforms worldwide including Apple Music, Spotify & Deezer, and features remixes by world-famous duo HEAVYGRINDER, and electronic producer Shirobon.