06 Oct Ena Fujita – BIKINI RIOT: Out Now!
Japan’s number one singer song writing gravure idol Ena Fujita will release her first major label album under a new title for outside of Japan, Korea and China; BIKINI RIOT. Out now CD and digital formats through JPU Records, the album includes photos and lyrics in the booklet with a limited number of copies including a signed, unique instant photograph of the star.
MISS iD 2017 winner Ena Fujita unleashed her cursed EP EVIL IDOL SONG earlier this year, with the titular track being the theme song for a horror movie of the same name, about a demonic songstress (also played by Ena Fujita) who pens a song so powerful that it makes the listener’s brains explode upon listening.
BIKINI RIOT sees Ena Fujita once again delve into Japan’s extreme horror genre with album track Watashi dake ga Inai Sekai being used as the theme to ABCs of Death 2 director Souichi Umezawa‘s latest blood filled flick Chi wo Suu Nendo, internationally known as VAMPIRE CLAY. The film also stars Ena Fujita and has been screened at a number of film festivals outside of Japan.
To celebrate the tie-in, Ena Fujita’s music video to the song imitates the film’s plot. Instead of creepy plasticine demons coming to life and devouring the locals of a rural art school, the music video sees Ena creating a self-sculpture which comes to life one night, murders the singer, and then crafts a guitar from her insides using art tools. The video has had over 100,000 views on YouTube since its release a month ago.
Album opener 404 Not Found is an optimistic, happy blast of guitar-pop with a music video featuring bunny-people, marshmellows and a vacuum packed Ena Fujita.
The album also features her rapping alter ego MC BIKINI, a name she uses when hosting and performing at a number of underground rap battles and events across Tokyo. The track, entitled BIKINI RIOT, sees Ena put down the guitar in exchange for electronic beats. The shortened music video sees Ena and her bikini squad running around Tokyo armed with pistols and lollipops.
The album is available now ahead of the CD release for digital download and streaming.
Ena Fujita – BIKINI RIOT
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