Following the storming release of their first single in four years ‘Rebirth’, London-based Japanese rock band Esprit D’Air have announced the first details of new single ‘Guiding Light’. The track will be released on the 12th of April, and is the second release from the bands upcoming comeback album, which will be released this summer.
On Guiding Light, Esprit D’Air vocalist Kai has this to say-
“Inside each human there is a Guiding Light, it leads us through the journey that is life. This powerful feeling is what we tried to convey with the song. The lyrics reflect the everyday struggles that we all face during our short time on this earth.
There are periods when everything feels dark and hopeless, times are bad, and the world seems monochrome and binary. Then we see the light and realise there is hope, things will get better and a spectrum of technicolor radiates around us, this is what keeps us moving forward.
That is the concept behind ‘Guiding Light’, and it translates through the song, the video and the artwork very intentionally, like prisms of lights shining out in to the world.”
You can catch Esprit D’Air live in London on Friday the 31st of March when they headline the O2 Academy 2 in Islington. The show is 14+. Tickets are priced at £8 plus booking fee, and can be purchased here.
Esprit D’Air will also be playing The Ruby Lounge in Manchester on the 1st of April
Esprit D’Air reformed in June 2016 after a three year hiatus, with guitarist Kai taking on the role of the vocalist, Ellis on bass and Daishi on the drums. Their sound is unique and fresh, bringing together hard-hitting aggression with melodic interludes and blistering guitar solos. The band have received critical acclaim from their charismatic live shows in various countries, and their song ‘Shizuku’ was the first song in the J-rock genre to appear on the video game Rock Band 3.
2016 saw Esprit D’Air make an appearance at the main stage of UK’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, Hyper Japan at Olympia, London as well as headlining a charity concert organised by Peko Peko in aid for the five year anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake—raising £1,100 for English and music lessons at Aoba Gakuen, an orphanage in Fukushima. Following this Esprit D’Air launched their comeback single ‘Rebirth’ which you can check out below.
The band are not seeking a major record label, but instead have a strong DIY ethos, and aim to be as self-sufficient as possible, producing everything themselves. Consequently they record, mix and master their own releases in their own home recording studio and create the artwork themselves.
More details of the bands upcoming album will be released soon!
Check out Esprit D’Air’s amazing video ‘Rebirth’ which has had nearly 40k views since its release earlier this year