Lip (album)

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Lip
Sekai no Owari - Lip.png
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 27, 2019 (2019-02-27)
GenreJ-pop
LanguageJapanese
LabelToy's Factory
Sekai no Owari chronology
Tree
(2015)
Lip
(2019)
Eye
(2019)

Lip is the joint fourth studio album by Japanese rock band Sekai no Owari, released on February 27, 2019, by Toy's Factory. It was released simultaneously with the album Eye. The limited first run of the album contains a DVD featuring several of the band's music videos.[1] The band will tour in support of the albums from April 2019.[1] It debuted at number one on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart on March 6.[2]

Background[edit]

The band recorded enough material across the four years from their previous album Tree (2015), so decided to divide the material onto two discs, with Lip featuring the band's "signature pop" songs, and Eye showcasing their "wild side".[1]

The songs "Hey Ho", "Error", "Mr. Heartache", "Rain", "Sasanqua" and "Illumination" were released prior to the album, with music videos accompanying several of the songs.[3]

Promotion[edit]

"Illumination" was used as the theme song of the TV Asahi drama Legal V Ex-Lawyer Shoko Takanashi, while "Sasanqua" was used as the broadcast theme song of NHK's coverage of the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Yokohama Blues"
  • Fukase
  • Nakajin
  • Sekai no Owari
4:52
2."Rain"
  • Fukase
  • Nakajin
  • Saori
5:10
3."Mr. Heartache"
  • Sekai no Owari
  • Young
5:09
4."Himawari" (向日葵)
  • Fukase
  • Nakajin
  • Sekai no Owari
4:27
5."Sasanqua" (サザンカ)
  • Fukase
  • Nakajin
  • Saori
  • Sekai no Owari
  • Kobayashi
  • Udai Shika
4:30
6."Senya Ichiya Monogatari" (千夜一夜物語)
  • Saori
5:07
7."Error"
  • Fukase
  • Nakajin
  • Saori
  • Sekai no Owari
3:29
8."Hey Ho"
  • Fukase
  • Nakajin
  • Saori
  • Sekai no Owari
5:02
9."Rafflesia" (ラフレシア)
  • Fukase
  • Nakajin
4:02
10."Goodbye"
  • Nakajin
  • Sekai no Owari
4:54
11."Missing"
  • Fukase
  • Saori
  • Sekai no Owari
4:13
12."Mitsu no Tsuki" (蜜の月)
  • Fukase
  • Sekai no Owari
4:20
13."Illumination" (イルミネーション)
  • Fukase
  • Nakajin
  • Saori
  • Sekai no Owari
  • Kobayashi
  • Shika
4:26
Total length:59:41

Notes

  • Nelson Babin-coy provided support as a consultant for English lyrics written in track 3.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Japanese Albums (Billboard Japan)[5] 2
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[2] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Japan's End of the World to Drop Two Domestic & One International Album in 2019". Billboard. February 18, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Oricon Top 50 Albums: 2019-03-11" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "SEKAI NO OWARI reveal all of the details about their upcoming Albums 'Eye' and 'Lip'". Arama! Japan. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. ^ "SEKAI NO OWARI最新アルバム「Lip」「Eye」がオリコン1、2位を独占" [SEKAI NO OWARI Latest Album "Lip" "Eye" Monopolizes Oricon 1 and 2]. Yahoo! Japan. March 5, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Albums: 2019/03/11 付け". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved March 6, 2019.