X JAPAN — one of Japan's biggest rock bands of all time — have returned with their first new song in eight years. Titled "Angel," the emotive power ballad was written by bandleader, composer, drummer and pianist Yoshiki, and marks the long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Born to Be Free."
Pioneers of the visual kei movement, X JAPAN have sold more than 30 million albums across their career.
"I wanted my fans to know I've been working on X JAPAN, regardless of my billion other projects," Yoshiki told Consequence of "Angel." "Also, I've been fighting internally inside my heart to create the best art through X JAPAN's filter. I'm glad that somehow we could release this art to the world, even though it took a long time."
Yoshiki is set to kick off his Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 "REQUIEM" this October. For more info, including ticketing, click here.