Da-iCE Release New Album "SCENE" Amid 12th Anniversary

 Japanese boyband Da-iCE released their new album ‘SCENE’ on May 24. As Da-iCE celebrate their 12th anniversary, the new album was produced with the overall theme of “building upon everything we’ve accomplished so far”.

Da-iCE are a highly talented five-piece boyband whose two main vocalists have an incredible four-octave singing range. The group formed on January 17, 2011, consisting of vocalists Yudai Ohno and Sota Hanamura, and performers Taiki Kudo, Toru Iwaoka and Hayate Wada. Da-iCE have released numerous hits, including anime series ‘ONE PIECE’ theme song ‘DREAMIN’ ON’, ‘The Way of the Househusband’ theme song ‘CITRUS’, and ‘Kamen Rider Revice’ theme song ‘liveDevil’.

Da-iCE – ‘DREAMIN’ ON’ music video (‘ONE PIECE’ theme song)

Da-iCE feat. Subaru Kimura – ‘liveDevil’ music video (Kamen Rider Revice theme song)

In recent years, Da-iCE have even appeared at several rock festivals in Japan, taking them to an ever-wider audience. Through their activity in various areas of the music scene, they have been praised for their killer singing ability and their high level of musicality, being labeled as “highly talented boy artists”.

Comment from Da-iCE

“12 years have passed since we formed Da-iCE. As we have taken on a variety of challenges, we have reached an ever-larger audience, who have come to expect more and more from our music. This album shows the ‘next phase’ of Da-iCE, as we have evolved beyond the boundaries of genre and vocation to become creative artists active within various areas of the music scene. We have a great deal of confidence in our new album ‘SCENE’, so we hope you’ll listen to it.”

The album’s 12 songs include ‘Star Mine’, which won an Excellent Work Award at the prestigious annual Japan Record Awards; ‘Funky Jumping’, the theme song for Capcom’s forthcoming game ‘Exoprimal’; and lead track ‘Dandelion’, which recently set TikTok and YouTube ablaze.

Da-iCE – ‘Star Mine’ music video

Da-iCE – ‘Funky Jumping’ Official Dance Practice

The music and lyrics to ‘Dandelion’ were composed by Da-iCE member Sota Hanamura. Featured as the theme song to TV Asahi’s weekly Thursday drama series ‘Keiji to Kenji, Tokidoki Hanji’, the song’s lyrics express Da-iCE’s determination to “face reality, no matter what the situation, and let the flowers bloom as we keep walking towards our goal”.

When Da-iCE sang a stripped-back version of the song on the popular YouTube series ‘THE FIRST TAKE’, viewers were amazed by the members’ incredible singing voices, placing the group in YouTube’s Trending Music chart on an ongoing basis. They were described as having “singing voices that exceed human limitations!”

Da-iCE – ‘Dandelion’ / THE FIRST TAKE

Listen to Da-iCe's "SCENE" album on Spotify

Da-iCE links

Da-iCE official website: https://da-ice.jp
Da-iCE official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DaiCECH

Da-iCE official Twitter: https://twitter.com/Da_iCE_STAFF

Da-iCE official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/da_ice_staff/

Da-iCE official TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@da_ice_official

Ciera Reeves

Ciera is the founder of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005 and writing about it since 2009. Her bias groups are VIXX and OnlyOneOf. She is a 2nd-3rd generation K-pop fan, but she is actively keeping up with the current artists. twitter instagram

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