back number Releases Latest Music Video “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

back number Releases Latest Music Video

Within the Japanese music landscape, back number is definitely a band we haven’t given enough attention to here. The rock trio has long celebrated a massively successful career since their debut in 2004, one which I witnessed in full force back in 2016 following the release of the band’s seventh studio album “Encore”. While the trio never stopped making music since then, we’re today seeing them thrust into our feeds with the release of their latest music video, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”, which is set to be the opening theme for TBS drama series “Hajimete Koi o Shita no Hi ni Yomu Hanashi”. 

While it is only a short version of the actual song, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” is set to be back number’s 20th single and will be seeing its full version released later this month on February 27. The single will feature a total of three tracks and will be available in both first-press CD & DVD and standard CD editions. The full tracklist for the single can be found below:

2. Exhibition Deathmatch
3. Justice In The Box
4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (instrumental)
5. Exhibition Deathmatch (instrumental)
6. Justice In The Box (instrumental)

We’ve seen steady growth with extremely humble beginnings for back number since the initial roster came together in 2004. From their early years performing local gigs in Gunma Prefecture up until their major debut in 2011, over seven years after their initial formation, it would have been difficult for anyone to estimate the monumental success the band would achieve. But while being the artists behind one of the best-selling albums in the world in 2017 may not have been enough to catch the ire of international onlookers, there’s no doubting that back number is a force to be reckoned with in their home country of Japan, and I’m sure plenty here are excited about the release of “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”.

Set to release in Japan on February 27, those interested in checking out further details on back number’s latest should head over to their official website.

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