Jade (song)

"Jade"
X Japan Jade.jpg
Single by X Japan
ReleasedJune 28, 2011
FormatDigital download
RecordedExtasy Recording Studios (LA), Capitol Records (LA),
Sound City (JP)[1]
GenreHeavy metal
Length6:19
LabelEMI (NA & EU)
Songwriter(s)Yoshiki
Producer(s)Yoshiki
X Japan singles chronology
"Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-"
(2011)
"Jade"
(2011)
"Born to Be Free"
(2015)
"Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-"
(2011)
"Jade"
(2011)
"Born to Be Free"
(2015)
Music video
"Jade" on YouTube

"Jade" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, released on June 28, 2011 in Europe, North and South America, and on July 13 in Japan and Southeast Asia.[2] It is the band's third single since reuniting in 2007 and the second to feature newest member Sugizo on guitar, as well as their first worldwide release.

Background and release[]

With "Jade" Yoshiki wanted to create a song that would show how X Japan is "evolving," but that still retained "the beautiful melodies and aggressiveness."[3] He stated he felt a lot of pressure when writing it, as the band knew they wanted to expand outside Japan into the Western market. The lyrics are entirely in English with the exception of a single line. With the song he wanted to express the pain that he, as well as X Japan, has experienced; saying "you should just accept it and be positive about it."[4]

Originally set for March 15, 2011, the band decided to postpone the release of "Jade" due to the March 11 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[5][6] "Jade" reached number one on iTunes Spain, Sweden and Japan.[7] It reached number 19 on Billboard's Japan Hot 100.[8]

Music video[]

A music video was recorded in January 2010 and featured on the X Japan Showcase in L.A. Premium Prototype DVD that September. Directed by Dean Karr, it was filmed as the band performed on top of the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California,[9] and has the sound of the audience added to the audio.

Track listing[]

Written and composed by Yoshiki.

  1. "Jade" - 6:19

Personnel[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b "JADE US release, YOSHIKI US radio show". facttraction.info. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  2. ^ "X Japan Releases first U.S. Single 'Jade' on June 28 - Los Angeles News - West Coast Sound". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  3. ^ "Interview: X Japan Bandleader Yoshiki Hayashi Talks Next Album, Neck Braces, and More". Revolver. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  4. ^ "Pre-Tour Interview with YOSHIKI". JRock Revolution. Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  5. ^ "X Japan's Yoshiki to auction off his Kawai Crystal piano to aid Japanese quake / tsunami victims". ampmagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  6. ^ "13年ぶり!X JAPANシングル発売". sanspo.com. 2011-01-28. Archived from the original on 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  7. ^ "JADE BY X JAPAN TO BE RELEASED IN ASIA TODAY". JRock Revolution. Retrieved 2011-07-16.
  8. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  9. ^ "X JAPAN、LAの空を切り裂いた未曾有のシューティング" (in Japanese). barks.jp. 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2016-01-28.

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