Yesterday X JAPAN announced that they would be releasing a studio recording of their highly-acclaimed track Born To Be Free on November 6th, 2015. While the song may have a music video available, and the band has been performing it live all over the world, it was never recorded as an audio track. The new studio recording of the song will appear on X JAPAN’s upcoming new album, which will be released worldwide on March 11, 2016.
As soon as I started composing “Born To Be Free,” I knew it was going to be a special song for X JAPAN. We want people to interpret the song as a reflection of their personal journey. All of us are born free to dream what we want without any limits. (YOSHIKI, X JAPAN leader & drummer)
You can listen to the exclusive stream of "Born to be Free" on the UK webzine Metal Hammer via the following link, but it will only be live until 10AM, Wednesday October 14th:
X JAPAN has been working on their upcoming album, their first new studio album in 20 years, in Los Angeles. “Born To Be Free” was recorded at Yoshiki’s own recording studio, formerly Larrabee East, in Los Angeles, where the X JAPAN bandleader lives, and mixed by 5-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Chris Lord-Alge. X JAPAN’s new album will be released worldwide on March 11th, 2016 in conjunction with #XDAY, a special album release concert and worldwide film premiere event at London’s SSE Arena at Wembley on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
In addition to their album release, X JAPAN will premiere their documentary film on March 12th at the #XDAY event prior to the band’s performance, making the event a 4 hour, multimedia rock experience. The film is produced by two-time Academy Award winner John Battsek of the UK-based Passion Pictures. Directed by Stephen Kijak, the film takes viewers on a 20-year journey about the history of this legendary Japanese band and their dynamic leader YOSHIKI.
For updates and more information on X JAPAN and #XDAY please visit: http://www.xjapanmusic.com/.
For tickets to #XDAY at SSE Arena at Wembley please visit http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/x-japan-tickets
To learn more about X JAPAN, check out the biography on their website: http://www.xjapanmusic.com/bio.html
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