[News] MONO share epic single and music video “Run On” taken from upcoming new album

Japanese Instrumental Rockers band MONO share a music video for the second single “Run On” aken from their forthcoming full-length album, “Oath,” set to release on June 14th, 2024 via Temporary Residence Ltd., Pelagic Records and New Noise. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:

Coinciding with the band’s 25th anniversary, Japanese Instrumental Rock band MONO will release their 12th album “Oath” on June 14, 2024, via Temporary Residence Ltd. (North America), Pelagic Records (Europe) and New Noise (China).

The second single “Run On” is now released with an accompanying music video, created by Dalian-based artist, Jiang Kun. The video aims to explore the new meanings and emotional expressions that arise when music and visual art intersect. Jiang attempts to blend the spirit of MONO’s music with traditional Chinese fine arts and modern visual language to create a novel artistic experience, utilising close to 36,000 meticulously painted frames of his own, combining Eastern ink and Western oil painting techniques.

Guitarist and composer of the band, Taka, comments: “Humanity’s desire for evolution will never stop, even if the desire to make society more convenient and prosperous is good. The world is becoming worse and worse because it’s built on people who desperately want to make more money through business and concessions, and want to gain an upper hand. More humanly, simply put, there’s nothing truly more important than respecting, helping and loving each other.

Instead of focusing on a competitive society where people compare themselves to others, I think it’s ok for everyone to stay true to themselves and live their own lives because everyone is born with a unique personality. One day, when our souls leave our bodies and go to heaven, what we will take with us is not money, cars, houses or possessions but rather, what we could give to others and pride in how we could live our lives.

Just last week, we lost one of our dearest friends, Steve Albini, with whom we had the pleasure of making albums with for 22 years. We don’t even know anything about tomorrow. We realised again how important it is to continue pursuing our dreams in our own way every day, without being distracted by those around us.

MONO 25th Anniversary “Oath” Orchestral Tours

In celebration of the 25th anniversary, MONO will now also run a special orchestral tour in Europe and Japan, where they’ll perform the entirety of the new album accompanied by strings and brass.

Oct 22 / FR Paris / Le Trianon (ft. Chamber Ensemble)
Oct 23 / BE Gent / Vooruit (ft. Chamber Ensemble)
Oct 24 / DE Berlin / Metropol (ft. Chamber Ensemble)
Oct 26 / UK London / Hackney Church (ft. Chamber Ensemble)
Oct 27 / NL Utrecht / TivoliVredenburg Grote Zaal (ft. Chamber Ensemble)
Oct 28 / DK Copenhagen / Vega (ft. Chamber Ensemble)
Oct 29 / SE Stockholm / Göta Lejon (ft. Chamber Ensemble)
Oct 31 / FI Helsinki / House of Culture (ft. Chamber Ensemble)
Nov 20 / JP Tokyo / Spotify O-East (ft. Orchestra PITREZA)
Nov 22 / JP Osaka / Yogibo Holy Mountain (band only)

Tickets: https://www.monoofjapan.com/tour.php

Pre-Order/Pre-Save “Oath” here: https://orcd.co/mono

01. Us, Then
02. Oath
03. Then, Us
04. Run On
05. Reflection
06. Hear The Wind Sing
07. Hourglass
08. Moonlight Drawing
09. Holy Winter
10. We All Shine On
11. Time Goes By

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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