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With Dacco, 「ENJOY」 your life and heat up your mind and body... Let's burn it up!! [PR]

Dacco will release a new single, and have done a short interview to promote it.


Dacco was formed by Lida [Psycho le Cému, NINJAMAN JAPAN] and YURASAMA (YURAサマ) [Psycho le Cému, THE BEETHOVEN, Brother] in 2005. Seriously, they've have 14(!) years of non-stop activity, so get to know them if this is your first time hearing about them.

The band generally operates on a one-year cycle with activities centered around one “theme” each year. From last year and up until March, the theme was 「CHALLENGE」; and now they've announced their new theme for this year, 「ENJOY」.

YURASAMA
YURASAMA

In visual kei, many bands sing about themes of darkness and suffering—no such words will ever come out of Dacco, who are committed to “positive” subjects. It's as if they're two boys—no, men—who have never known trouble. Rather, they're people who enjoy drawing smiles out of the people they've touched, and remember only good times. Moreover, both men are good talkers, and do a lot of MCs due to their fun stories.

These two guys are enjoying life 24/7, but it's a little surprising to choose 「ENJOY」 for the theme leading up to their 15th anniversary. The members explained their reasoning a bit:

  • Lida:

    Dacco always enjoys things; of course there's not just enjoyment, but it makes sense that, on the road to our 15th anniversary, we would choose 「ENJOY」 as the theme. And there are other shades of meaning to the phrase, which we'll show you little by little. We can approach the theme from various angles: for example, we're using a “punk” concept as the visual approach this time, which I'd never done before.

  • YURASAMA:

    Honest, Lida chose it. When he said “the next theme is ENJOY,” I was like “eh?!”, and when he said “the visual concept is punk,” I honestly didn't understand the meaning. Is “enjoy punk” the kind of thing that a normal person would think?

  • Lida:

    To make a little correction, the meaning is “to enjoy is punk” rather than “I enjoy punk.” What does that mean and how will this idea expand? I myself don't even know, lol.

Lida
Lida

On June 12, the band's 13th single, Enjoy!, will be released. You might expect songs that “enjoy punk,” but instead they're dance pop numbers from an odd angle. The two men explain the three songs:

Enjoy!

  • Lida:

    The title song, Enjoy!, is “Dacco-style punk”... which is actually not punk and is more like eurobeat, lol. When I decided on the theme of 「ENJOY」, I wanted to scream “Enjoy!”, so the hook has us calling “Enjoy POWER!”. The tempo is easy, and I'd like to portray a punk-like excitement by singing “Enjoy POWER!” live with everyone.

  • YURASAMA:

    The lyrics are pretty catchy. Phrases like “Enjoy POWER! Tobasezu NIGHT~ NICO NICO Heaven” sound good, even if they're embarrassing, lol. That's why it's so catchy. There's also a message packed tightly within the lyrics.

  • Lida:

    You can say message, but it's just positive phrases like “there's only one life, so get fired up starting the day before yesterday, Passion”.

  • YURASAMA:

    There are also lyrics like “keep going, even during pain”. And why did we use the term “day before yesterday” instead of just “yesterday”? Please think over those choices, haha.

JOINT&JOINT

  • YURASAMA:

    We often don't know what song we're making until the song is already finished. In this case, Lida came up with the title for the song: “I wanted to say enjoy a lot”, and the phrase “JOINT&JOINT” kind of sounds like “enjoy.” So basically we started at the words and went from there, spreading out to themes of “connection”. To put it simply, it's a song that says “let's all get along.”

  • Lida:

    It completely uses words that convey enjoyment. It contains unusual bits composed by YURASAMA and contains a rap element. In places there are words that are unlike me to use, and I was thinking of YURASAMA when they came out.

  • YURASAMA:

    The melody is rich, and it's a song that captures the feeling of enjoyment in punk.

  • Lida:

    So it is “punk is enjoyed” huh.

MIRACLE・MIND

  • Lida:

    I was thinking “I want to make band-like music” and so I made MIRACLE・MIND. It's basically just saying “Enjoy!” over and over, but we put in a band sound, and it works with the punk costumes. There's a sense of speed, and it's actually our fastest Dacco song in terms of tempo.

  • YURASAMA:

    “Is this a fun song?” is how we usually start. This one starts loud and has a stirring hook; “when we play this song live, will everyone get riled up?” is how we made this one.

  • Lida:

    It's a really exciting song that takes the shape of Dacco's ideal form.

While reading the commentary of the three songs, I hope you were able to get an idea.

After the release of the single, the band will start a nationwide oneman tour. Tickets will be on sale from May 18th. Check out the live, and you'll be yelling “Enjoy!” too. Laughing and having fun is more effective than bad exercise, and that's the kind of live that Dacco will give you. This summer “exercise with Dacco's lives”!


The band's new single, Enjoy!, will be released in one time on June 12. It will also be available on streaming sites on the same day.

2019-06-12

  1. Enjoy!Enjoy!
  2. JOINT&JOINTJOINT&JOINT
  3. MIRACLE・MINDミラクル・マインド

Their oneman tour, Enjoy!, will start on June 16. Their instore event series will start on June 22.

On August 31, the band will hold their 14th anniversary lunch and dinner show, DINNER SHOW Yaru desho♪ 2019 (ディナーショーやるでしょー♪2019). The lunch portion will be produced by YURASAMA, and the dinner will be produced by Lida.

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