One Eye Closed – With How I Feel
In the blink of an eye, Tokyo rockers One Eye Closed have gone global. Their blinding debut EP Cain – self-released at the end of 2019 – not only saw the band gain attention from Japan's underground rock scene. But also from music fans around the world when when one if its tracks became the ending theme to a video game. EP track 'Low' features in 'Best of E3 2019' finalist No Straight Roads on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (which also features JPU Records’ own guitar shredder; Midori of LOVEBITES on its soundtrack).
One Eye Closed continued the narrative flows set out in Cain with follow up EP Abel. It was released in the late summer of 2020, and showcased further the bilingual singing talents of REI, effortlessly able to mix soaring vocal hooks with rap and r'n'b influences; the mysterious and creative guitar prowess of 'none'; the energy of funky bass groover Yasu; and the dynamic power of Kay on drums.
'With How I Feel' is the new Japanese band's first ballad.