Saturday, January 13, 2024

Acclaimed Japanese composer SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] links up with K-Pop boyband TOMORROW x TOGETHER for SOLO LEVELING opening song “LEveL”

SACRA MUSIC has released a new single from esteemed composer HIROYUKI SAWANO’s vocal project SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] featuring global K-pop superstars TOMORROW X TOGETHER entitled “LEveL.”

Featured as the opening theme to the newly debuted TV animation SOLO LEVELING, the track includes a distinctive rhythm and addictive sound composed by Sawano and complemented by guest vocals from TOMORROW x TOGETHER, who perfectly match the series’ powerful, high-speed storyline.

Known for his musical contributions to numerous anime series, TV dramas and films including Attack on Titan, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash and Promare, Sawano was tasked with both Solo Leveling’s opening theme as well as the series’ original score music. The hugely anticipated series made its worldwide debut last weekend, and is based on the Korean novel and comic of the same name (Original Work: DUBU (REDICE STUDIO), Chugong, h-goon [D&C Webtoon Biz.]), which has become an international hit.

Of the song, HIROYUKI SAWANO says, “I feel very honored to produce the music for Solo Leveling and also the main theme as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]. I am thankful for this opportunity to work with TOMORROW X TOGETHER. Their diverse vocal styles enhanced the track’s groove and the edge of the sound, and I was able to work feeling their talents on hand. It is a work that I look forward to seeing as a TV viewer myself, so I really hope people will enjoy the anime along with my music.”


TOMORROW X TOGETHER add, “LEveL expresses the main character’s strength with its dark and heavy feeling. Its distinctive and addictive rhythm really sticks to your head once you hear it, so please enjoy our song over and over along with the anime.” 


Photos credits to (P)&(C) BIGHIT MUSIC 


Music composer who mainly creates background music for TV drama series, animations, and films, but also writes and arranges songs for other artists. From Spring 2014, he started SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], a project focusing on vocal tracks.

His main works include Fate / strange Fake, Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash, Promare, Attack on Titan, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Kill la Kill, Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, Aldnoah.Zero, The Seven Deadly Sins, Team Medical Dragon, Mao, Platina Data, etc.

Hiroyuki Sawano Official Site

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Hiroyuki Sawano Twitter


TOMORROW X TOGETHER is a Korean boy group consisted of members: SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN and HUENINGKAI. Their name “TOMORROW X TOGETHER” was given with the meaning of “Each different one of us come together under one dream to build tomorrow together”. They were noted even before debut and when they actually debuted in March 2019, with “The Dream Chapter: STAR”, they quickly marked number 1 in iTunes Top ALBUM chart in 44 countries and areas, and they were crowned 10 rookie awards in Korea. In January 2020, they debuted in Japan with the single, “MAGIC HOUR”, and with their 1st album in Japan titled “STILL DREAMING” that was released in January 2021, they ranked #1 in the Oricon weekly album ranking, which was their 3rd consecutive #1.  And from there, until their most recent 3rd album “The Name Chapter: FREEFALL” released in October 2023, they had charted #1 for all 9 works in a row (as of October 23, 2023). This is a record for an overseas artist to reach #1 consecutively with their releases. “The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION” released on January 27, 2023 became a big success globally achieving #1 in the Billboard 200. They have already done 2 world tours, and performed at the ‘Lollapalooza’ in Chicago 2 years in a row, being invited as the headliner (first K-POP artist ever) in 2023. Their energetic performance and their music are creating trend all over the world.


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