Jade (song)

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"Jade"
X Japan Jade.jpg
Single by X Japan
Released June 28, 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded Extasy Recording Studios (LA), Capitol Records (LA),
Sound City (JP)[1]
Genre Heavy metal
Length 6:19
Label EMI (NA & EU)
Writer(s) Yoshiki
Producer(s) Yoshiki
X Japan singles chronology
"Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-"
(2011)
"Jade"
(2011)
"Born to Be Free"
(2015)
Music video
"Jade" on YouTube

"Jade" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on June 28, 2011 in Europe, North and South America, and on July 13 in Japan and Southeast Asia.[2] It is the band's third single since reuniting in 2007 and the second to feature newest member Sugizo on guitar, as well as their first worldwide release.

Background and release[edit]

With "Jade" Yoshiki wanted to create a song that would show how X Japan is "evolving," but that still retained "the beautiful melodies and aggressiveness."[3] He stated he felt a lot of pressure when writing it, as the band knew they wanted to expand outside Japan into the Western market. The lyrics are entirely in English with the exception of a single line. With the song he wanted to express the pain that he, as well as X Japan, has experienced; saying "you should just accept it and be positive about it."[4]

Originally set for March 15, 2011, the band decided to postpone the release of "Jade" due to the March 11 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[5][6] "Jade" reached number one on iTunes Spain, Sweden and Japan.[7] It reached number 19 on Billboard's Japan Hot 100.[8]

Music video[edit]

A music video was recorded in January 2010 and featured on the X Japan Showcase in L.A. Premium Prototype DVD that September. Directed by Dean Karr, it was filmed as the band performed on top of the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California,[9] and has the sound of the audience added to the audio.

Track listing[edit]

Written and composed by Yoshiki.

  1. "Jade" - 6:19

Personnel[edit]

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