Introducing: sleepyhead - Takeru (ex. SuG) Launches Solo Project and Wants to Visit Your Country!

Takeru (ex. SuG) resumes his activities by launching his solo project “sleepyhead”!

Takeru, former frontman of the visual kei band SuG announced the start of his solo project sleepyhead. SuG closed the curtain after 10 years with their last live performance at the Nippon Budokan on September 2nd, 2017. Moreover, he has launched an English Facebook page, complete with an intro video showing off his English-speaking abilities to fans across the world!

News had become quiet around him after the disbanding of SuG, but on his Twitter, Takeru drew attention by tweeting a photo of a waxing moon and “13040820 SEC HELL“ every day. This was, in fact, a countdown corresponding to the actual moon cycle, the numbers representing the number of seconds from their show at the Budokan until the start of his solo project.

The countdown ended on the night of the “Super Blue Blood Moon.” Corresponding with this phenomenon on January 31st at 10:27pm, Takeru announced the start of his solo project sleepyhead and its first live concert “Tomei Shingetsu (Transparent New Moon)" at Shibuya’s TSUTAYA O-EAST in Tokyo on March 17th.

Furthermore, the music video of his new song  “Yamikumo” (“Cloud of Darkness”) was finally released and Takeru is looking forward to what the future will bring.

During his time with SuG, the band was active globally. In addition to Asia (namely Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China) they held a European tour and a concert in Mexico. With sleepyhead, Takeru has also announced his intention to be active around the world. A Facebook page targeting overseas fans was established and the preparations for advancing worldwide are ongoing.

Takeru previously commented on Twitter that, “I experienced a taste of hell for 13040820 seconds. I don’t have a clear goal or answers and I’m unprepared, but I decided to step into the fog. I challenged myself to not join any label or management company for now, but to start completely on my own. There are many trials I have yet to face, but the concerts where I can meet you all will be worth it.”

He expanded on this in his introduction video on Facebook: "I don't have any staff or manager, so you are my staff...tell your friends [about] Takeru's new project sleepyhead!" He's clearly counting on fans of his work in SuG and other projects to help him make this dream a reality, so make sure you spread the word about sleepyhead!

Check out sleepyhead and the PV for "Yamikumo" below!

Follow sleepyhead At:

0TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE “Tomei Shingetsu”

03/17/2018 Shibuya TSUTAYA O-EAST
OPEN 5:00pm / START 5:30pm

Takeru: A creator neither restricted by style nor area of work. President of the fashion brand “million dollar orchestra.” He develops a 3D musical expression by combining music, film, fiction, design, and fashion. His last band disbanded after their last live at the Nippon Budokan on September 2nd, 2017. January 31st, 2018, 22:27, full moon. During the night of the total lunar eclipse, he started his solo project, “sleepyhead”. 

sleepyhead represents a never-ending dream. The concept is philosophy > ethics, high-quality darkness, and paradoxical wishes.

Source: sleepyhead official correspondence

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