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Japanese Rock Icons [ALEXANDROS] Reveal Music Video for “Mosquito Bite” + Collaborative Video with Highly Anticipated Film “BLEACH”

Japanese rock icons [ALEXANDROS] have revealed the music video for “Mosquito Bite” ahead of the track’s official release on July 18th. The video, the first one [ALEXANDROS] have ever shot in the United States, was directed by L.A. based director Ryan Valdez (Korn, Issues) and showcases the energy and chaos in the band member’s brains.  Earlier this month, the band shared a special collaborative video for “Mosquito Bite” with the live-action film BLEACH – for which it will serve as the main theme song.

BLEACH is a live-action adaptation of the best-selling comic book starring Sota Fukushi and directed by Shinsuke Sato, who has directed numerous hit Japanese films including “GANTZ”. It is one of the most anticipated films of the summer and [ALEXANDROS] will sing the theme song “Mosquito Bite” as well as a second featured track, “MILK”.

Upon watching the film for the first time, [ALEXANDROS] frontman, Yoohei, suggested that a demo the band was working on might match up perfectly with a particular scene. The director, Shinya Sato, listened to “MILK” on Yoohei’s phone, and agreed there was a natural synergy between the music and film. After a long period of brainstorming between artist and director, “MILK” and a second single, “Mosquito Bite” ended up as an essential part of the film.

Yoohei comments regarding “Mosquito Bite”:

My first impression was that the film’s ‘I’m not giving in’ mentality matched perfectly with the track. I already had the title ‘Mosquito Bite’ in mind, as it also means that ‘it’s only like a mosquito bite when you are trying to hurt me’. When we were recording in New York, it became our motivational song to keep our heads high. It shows how much we have grown as a band and I feel like this will open another door for us.”

Yoohei compares himself to Ichigo, who transforms from an ordinary high school student to a warrior battling against the bad spirit, Hollow, and the soul reapers. The special collaboration video shows Ichigo trying to fight evil, saying emphatically, “I won’t lose this battle!”, which captures the spirit of “Mosquito Bite” to a tee.

The single’s cover art can be found below and “Mosquito Bite” will be available in full on July 18th.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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