Japan’s breathtaking new band East of Eden are set to expand west as their hotly anticipated debut mini album ‘Forbidden Fruit -1st piece-’ gets a physical release via London’s JPU Records from 2 February 2024. The release includes an exclusive booklet with English lyric translations from bassist Wakazaemon, lyric transliterations, and a limited-edition bundle with subtitled behind the scenes video footage and an exclusive shirt.
Forbidden Fruit -1st piece- features East of Eden’s breakout track ‘Evolve’, which brought them attention from all over the globe, including its music video which received a million views within four months. Follow up release ‘This Moment’ is also included, and its video surpassed one million views on YouTube within just four weeks as hype for the band and Forbidden Fruit -1st piece- continues to grow. The mini album also includes brand new tracks; ‘Rasenkairo’, ‘Mujuryokuhiko’ and ‘Hanabi’ and is available to stream worldwide digitally from today, 20 December 2023, ahead of its international physical release.
East of Eden is the brainchild of violinist and producer Ayasa. Her beautiful breakout hit ‘The reason why’ topped instrumental charts in 46 countries on iTunes and its live music video has been watched over 11 million times on YouTube – she is also part of the hugely popular BanG Dream! project where she plays Rui Yashio of the real band Morfonica. Ayasa set out to gather four other female musicians that share the same level of passion, world-class musicality and who have the power to transcend barriers. She found what she was looking for; she found East of Eden.
Joining Ayasa is powerful vocalist Akane Minato, who first made a name for herself as lead vocalist in predia, followed by various TV appearances and sporting events for her overwhelming vocal abilities; extraordinary guitarist Yuki, a member of instrumental band D_Drive, and has been featured on many artists’ tracks; lefty bassist Wakazaemon who’s supported many bands in Japan since her teenage years and was selected as a member of COTTELEE, a band born from the world’s first franchise system by the band MAXIMUM THE HORMONE; and dynamic drummer MIZUKI, who has played at some of Japan’s biggest venues and festivals, and was part of Shinkuhorou (whose song ‘Niji’ was an ending theme to Naruto: Shippuden) and is currently in the band Lonesome_Blue.