SCANDAL will release a double A-side single "Masterpiece / Mabataki" on March 27 as the first work to be released from their private label 'her.'
"Masterpiece" is described as a positive rock tune about new beginnings and a hope for the future. The band has already performed this during last year's Zepp tour 'SCANDAL TOUR 2018: Kanshasai' and had been talked about amongst their fans. Meanwhile, "Mabataki" was written and composed by RINA (Dr, Vo), and is said to be a song opposite of "Masterpiece."
The single will be available for purchase in Limited Editions A & B and a Regular Edition. Limited Edition A will come with a 36-page magazine called "her Magazine," while Limited Edition B will enclose a t-shirt.
To commemorate the single's release, the band will hold an in-store event on March 26. One member will visit a Tower Records Store in Hokkaido, Miyagi, Aichi, and Fukuoka, and will serve as the manager for the day. Additionally, there will be a listening event on March 27 at CLUB CITTA' (Kanagawa) and a discussion event on April 1 at Abeno Q's Mall (Osaka).
"Tokonoma Seiza Musume" is the title track to the group's 20th single to drop on February 20. The PV starts with a scene that gives homage to their debut song "Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shojo," and is packed with the message of "returning to one's roots." It was directed by Tada Takuya, and the dance was choreographed by CRE8BOY.
To commemorate 60 years since the opening of TV Asahi, 'MUSIC STATION' will broadcast a three-hour special on February 1. At this time, all artists as well as their performing songs have been revealed. You can check it out below!
Arashi - "Kimi no Uta" "Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi"
THE YELLOW MONKEY - "Taiyou ga Moeteiru"
Otsuka Ai - "Sakuranbo"
ORANGE RANGE - "Hana"
ZARD・Sakai Izumi & Kuraki Mai - "Makenaide"
GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE - "AGEHA"
Superfly - "Force"
Johnny's West - "Homechigirisuto"
Nogizaka46 - "Synchronicity"
Hata Motohiro - "Himawari no Yakusoku"
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra - "Doctor X Theme Song"