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‘Followers’ by Dir En Grey – Kat’s goosebump moment

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“Hi, my name is Kat and I live in the Marshall Islands, and my goosebump moment comes from the song ‘Followers’ by the Japanese band Dir En Grey. The very first time I listened to that song when it first came out a few years ago, my heart exploded with happiness and just so much emotion. The song is about us, the fans and it was just such a sweet sweet thing to do, I just thought “They must be like the best band ever!”. They’re just so appreciative of their fans and the song talks about how it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, you’ll always have a place in Dir En Grey’s universe and that’s just amazing and I love it!”


A Song That Captures the Human Condition

Dir En Grey, one of Japan’s most influential rock bands released in 2018 a single that captures the human condition with remarkable clarity. The song, titled ‘Followers’, is off of their upcoming album ‘The Insulated World’.

The track is a powerful mix of heavy riffs and soaring melodies that explore the themes of connection, loneliness, and resilience in the face of adversity. Lead singer Kyo’s vocals are passionate and emotive as he reflects on our need for companionship in an ever-changing world.

Guitarist Kaoru comments on the meaning behind the song: “We wanted to explore how we all crave relationships but often feel like strangers in an unfamiliar environment. It’s about how we deal with this feeling as individuals and as a society.”

The band has been making music together since 1997 and continues to find success after two decades in the business. Throughout their career, they have released nine studio albums and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Their popularity has grown even further recently due to their latest release ‘The Unraveling’ which debuted at number one on the Billboard World Albums chart.

Drummer Shinya adds: “We want to create music that speaks to people no matter where they are from or what language they speak. ‘Followers’ is about connecting with yourself and others through music, regardless of your background or experience. It’s about finding hope in a dark place.”

With its meaningful lyrics and hard-hitting instrumentals, it is clear why Dir En Grey remains one of Japan’s most beloved bands – ‘Followers’ is just another example of their talent for creating captivating songs that resonate with fans around the world.

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