Get ready to Open The Dimensions.
Crossfaith are set to be a part of a new series called Tokyo Sessions, where they will be performing for the world via livestream.
The stream is set to be the first time that the band will be playing tracks from their latest EP 'Species' and is sure to be a proper spectacle.
They had this to say about the set up:
“We are living in a time when we can only enjoy live music through a big invisible filter. Our answer to break such filter is ‘Open the Dimensions’, where we take fans to explore the fifth dimension and provide them with a completely new experience that goes beyond the limitations of traditional art and music and our previous physical live events.”
There will be four different showings of the performance for four different time zones. They will all be taking place on September 12 though.
LIVE #1 – Japan | Sat. September 12, 2020 | OPEN 20:30/ START 21:00 (JST)
LIVE #2 – Asia & Oceania | Sat. September 12, 2020 | OPEN 19:30/ START 20:00 (AEST)
LIVE #3 – Europe | Sat. September 12, 2020 | OPEN 20:30/ START 21:00 (BST)
LIVE #4 – America | Sat. September 12, 2020 | OPEN 20:30/START 21:00 (EDT)
Tickets are available from HERE
Our very first virtual tour ’SPECIES VIRTUAL WORLD TOUR - OPEN THE DIMENSIONS’ is around the corner!— CrossfaithJapan (@CrossfaithJapan) September 4, 2020
DO NOT miss our historical moment under this COVID-19 situation.
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And here's 'Endorphin':
We spoke to frontman Kenta Koie all about the 'Species' EP around its release. You can read the full interview HERE but here's a little snippet:
Following ‘EX_MACHINA’, which was this fully formed concept album about technology, ‘Species’ feels like it focuses more on actual emotion. What was the catalyst for that shift in theme?
“We always try and have a specific concept for our albums, but this time we went about trying to make each individual song stronger than ever before. The experience of doing that was actually really nice because with putting a concept together it’s hard to actually finish it. There are barriers that have specific links to the concept you’re building. This time though it was much more free. Music is there for thinking and the inspiration always comes from the soul. This EP is more pure because of that compared to what we have done on our previous albums.”
When you’ve made music that focuses more on sci-fi elements for so long, to then make something that feels more familiar and real is always going to be refreshing…
“We’ve done so many things about technology, and not that we’re sick of it, but we wanted to focus much more on humanity. As humans, it’s hard to have sympathy with such huge concepts. So we took things and tried to give much more of a direct message to the people. That’s what one of our main motivations for making this EP was.”
It feels as though these songs are a lot more personal as well. How did you decide to write in that way?
“I didn’t really decide that this song should be like this and this song should be like this and so on. Everything happened very naturally.
“So ‘Endorphin’ for example comes from being frustrated. So many people have their own goals but at the same time so many people aren’t able to find those goals. Then when you have finally found that goal it’s about the struggle that comes with now trying to achieve it. That’s a feeling I’ve had before and one I know so many other people have too. I just want to be able to share my emotion with those people [who feel the same]. Then you have a song like ‘None Of Your Business’, which is focused more on anger towards specific people.
“It’s really rare for me to write lyrics like this because my lyrics are usually always more of a statement. I wanted to make these lyrics as personal as possible and show sympathy to how other are feeling too. It’s a really important thing. It’s all so much more emotional.”