girugamesh about their very last mini-album “chimera”
VKH: What was your original goal when you produced your most recent album chimera?
Since the day we debuted, we always put more and more meaning in our
songs and had certain mottos like for example “Konoyaro!” (F*** you!) or
“Bukkoroshiteyaru!” (I will kill you!). Now that 12 years have passed
we wanted to express those negative and aggressive feelings from an
adult perspective and thus compare our current emotions to our earlier
and more childlike ones. So the goal was to show this development too. Hence, the themes of chimera are negativism, complexes, and anger.
VKH: Can you explain more particularly why you chose such dark themes for the song “chimera” and its music video?
We have been a visual kei band for a very long time. Back in 2014, we
wanted to try many new things to somehow cross that field of what is
considered visual kei. So in a way, we wanted to stay the visual band we
are but also become an ordinary rock band at the same time.
the time we chose this path we basically kept on working with the
notion of saying: “We don’t give a f*** if our band is considered a
normal rock band instead of a visual band!”. Unfortunately, no one
seemed to understand the new way we chose and the new music we produced,
so this angered us a lot. Additionally, our new looks also met with
criticism in Japan.
We really didn’t know what to do back then, so
naturally we got very angry. And in the end, all those memories were
the reason why we chose such a gloomy theme for the song “chimera” and
its music video.
I only recorded some of it because I feel that I tend to draw slower when I’m screen recording, afraid to make noticeable mistakes……This was done for the Reita spam we are having at fygazettefanart. All day we are re-blogging Reita fanart. This is the 2016 version because in 2011 I drew: Be Hypnotized.