World-renowned dancer and all-around artist, RIKIMARU, has just unleashed his debut full-length album, 'CLOWN OR CROWN,' along with the captivating music video for its lead track, 'I am Riki.'
'I am Riki' captures the album's dark ambiance in a single song, and its music video adds an intriguing suspenseful twist, creating a modern fairy tale vibe uniquely characteristic of RIKIMARU.
Earlier, the advance single 'TALKIN'BOUT,' released on July 27, explored the theme of "whispers" and fearlessly tackled rumors and hearsay. Now, 'I am Riki' encourages us not to be deceived by our senses, with the song incorporating the motif of eyes.
The 'I am Riki' music video tells the story of a character who loses his sight due to a traffic accident and believes he's a world-famous star named Riki. It's a tale of suspense with contrasting dark and warm scenes, building up to a shocking climax.
RIKIMARU, deeply involved in the album's concept, music, and video production, showcases his artistic prowess throughout 'CLOWN OR CROWN.' The album uses hypothetical stories to explore modern societal issues with humor, urging listeners to ponder deeper questions about identity and existence.
Incorporating bold inspiration and philosophical elements, the album's songs shed light on essential social topics. For a debut effort, 'CLOWN OR CROWN' achieves remarkable perfection, signaling RIKIMARU's unwavering determination as an artist. Expect more eye-opening music from him in the future!
For fans of J-pop and those eager to dive into RIKIMARU's mesmerizing world, this album is a must-listen.