Japanese quartet One Eye Closed aren't ones to pigeonhole themselves, blending rock, metal and pop with Vocaloid, hip-hop and jazz to create their own unique sound. Latest single 'Squall', which features guest vocals from AJ Rebollo of ISSUES, is what they describe as their "best mixture of western and eastern music elements," and was written at a time when the band were trying to find themselves. We caught up with vocalist REI to discuss the writing process of 'Squall', its theme and stories from behind the scenes.
'Escape My Love' is a brand new track, which features on Tyler Carter's forthcoming solo EP 'Moonshine Acoustic'.
The Issues vocalist will release his new EP later this month via Rise Records.
The original version of the track features on Issues' latest album 'Beautiful Oblivion'.
'Rain' is taken from the band's latest album, check out the video here.
Following on from the release of their latest album Beautiful Oblivion via Rise Records, Issues headed out on tour across the UK and Europe earlier this month in support of the release. Read what we thought of their Glasgow show and check out our photos from the set here.
It’s taken a while, but it feels like Issues have finally, fully, arrived. Their latest album, 'Beautiful Oblivion', is bursting with creativity and first-class instrumental performances. It’s a breath of fresh air among their contemporaries, and in large part because the band have now totally abandoned everything that held them captive to limitation. With a UK headline tour on the horizon, this is a new start for Issues, and the future couldn’t look brighter.
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