Hanabie fuse JPop and metalcore on the infectious new single お先に失礼します。(Pardon Me, I Have To Go Now) - Knotfest
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Hanabie fuse JPop and metalcore on the infectious new single お先に失礼します。(Pardon Me, I Have To Go Now)

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on January 12, 2023

Watch the Tokyo band turn a corporate office upside-down.

Emerging Tokyo collective Hanabie has steadily built a a dedicated base in close to home, however, with the arrival of the band’s most recent single in お先に失礼します translated to, “Pardon Me, I Have To Go Now” – the band are proving they are destined for stardom on a much more grand scale.

Delivering a seamless weave of J-Pop and arena-ready metalcore, the finished product is accented with electronic elements on a track that is as well executed as it is entertaining. The single is coupled with the band’s raucous music video that features the quartet of Yukina, Matsuri, Hettsu and Sae turning a mundane corporate office into an all out shit show for added spectacle.

The single offers clear indication of the upward trajectory of the collective, further adding to the swell of momentum from the August 2022 release of the Bring Me the Horizon-esque “Neet Game“. Prior to that, Hanabie debuted their intial EP in 2018’s Cherry blossoms are blooming and released the single “L.C.G.” the year after. Ramping up their efforts, 2021 saw the full length debut in Girl’s Reform Manifest.

One thing is for certain, Hanabie is off to a auspicious start in the new year. Check the video for お先に失礼します。 (‘Pardon Me, I Have To Go Now‘) from Hanabie below.


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