Siren (Asian Kung-Fu Generation song)

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"Siren"
SirenCover.jpg
Single by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
from the album Sol-fa
ReleasedApril 4, 2004
FormatCD single, Maxi-single
StudioFolio Sound
Landmark Studio
GenreIndie rock
Length5:28
LabelKi/oon
KSCL-917
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Asian Kung-Fu Generation singles chronology
"Kimi to Iu Hana"
(2003)
"Siren"
(2004)
"Loop & Loop"
(2004)
Back cover
SirenBackCover.jpg

"Siren" (サイレン, Sairen) is a song by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the lead single of their second full-length studio album, Sol-fa, on April 4, 2004. With the band's then-newly emerging popularity, the single managed to debut at number two on the Oricon charts. Although the song's B-side, "Siren#," shares a nearly identical title with the single, the two are somewhat different from each other. While both retain the same instrumental, the lyrics and melody of "Siren#" are different from that of "Siren." In a sense, "Siren#" can be considered a continuation or a remix of its A-side.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Siren" and "Siren#" were directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. The video presented a sweeping tour past a suspension bridge and through a city by translucent astral projections of the band (this concept is also used in Magic Disk music video). As the end of the song, Gotō walk toward the camera, put his hand in front of it and then he slowly disappeared. For Siren#, the video presented in the same way as Siren, but with different scenes. The Siren# video ends with Gotō followed by other members exit from film set.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Masafumi Gotoh; all music composed by Masafumi Gotoh and Takahiro Yamada.

No.TitleLength
1."Siren" (サイレン Sairen)5:28
2."Siren#2" (サイレン#2 Sairen#2)6:13
Total length:11:41

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
2004 Oricon 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION: "Siren" (サイレン)". ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Official Website. Ki/oon Records Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-25. External link in |work= (help) (in Japanese)