It's a mighty long fall
When you thought love was the top,
Oh no, it's a wake up call
When your life went into shock
It seems like gravity keeps pulling us back down.
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One OK Rock is a Japanese rock band, formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005. The band currently consists of Takahiro Moriuchi (vocalist), Toru Yamashita (guitarist, bandleader), Ryota Kohama (bassist), and Tomoya Kanki (drummer).
The band's name comes from "one o'clock", the time that the band used to practice their music on weekends. They chose to play at one o'clock in the morning because it was cheaper to use the rehearsal space during such hours. However, noticing that the Japanese language made no distinction between R's and L's, "O'CLOCK" transformed into "O'CROCK" or "O'KROCK", which later transformed into "OK ROCK"
One OK Rock has won Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards for Eastern Breakthrough Male Band in 2016 and Rock Sound Awards for Best International Band in 2017. The band was also nominated for two Alternative Press Music Awards – Best International Band in 2016 and Best Breakthrough Band in 2017.
The foundation for One OK Rock began when Toru Yamashita, then a high school student, wanted to start a band. He told his friend Ryota Kohama, a fellow member of the hip hop dance group Heads, to learn the bass and asked Alex Onizawa, who was their senior in school to join. He asked his classmate, Yu, to play drums. At that time, Taka Moriuchi was playing with another band named NEWS; however, Taka didn't enjoy playing with them, so Toru insisted that he join One OK Rock instead. After signing with Amuse, Inc. Yu left the band to pursue an acting career and his parents didn't want their son to pursue that line of work. Tomoya Kanki was a student at the ESP (Musical Academy) and was already in a band that wasn't going well. He then joined One OK Rock in 2006, but only became an official member when they debuted in 2007
On January 12, 2014 their album producer John Feldmann tweeted that One OK Rock had already started recording their new album.Their first single from the forthcoming album, "Mighty Long Fall", was the theme song for the movie sequel of Rurouni Kenshin. One OK Rock released the new single "Mighty Long Fall/Decision" on July 30, 2014. The song "Decision" is the theme song for their documentary film FOOL COOL ROCK. A music video for "Decision" released on August 20, 2014, is a compilation of footage from their tours in Europe and Asia. They also revealed the theme song for another movie sequel of Rurouni Kenshin entitled "Heartache".
One OK Rock's basic influences are Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Good Charlotte, Ellegarden and The Used. The group's initial idea began when Toru wanted to start a rock band and invited Ryota to join him. Good Charlotte influences are seen on their first album, Zeitakubyō; while Foo Fighters influences can be seen on their second and third albums, Beam of Light and Kanjō Effect.
In their sixth album Jinsei×Boku=, they expressed how this album was influenced by Linkin Park's and Coldrain's screaming and yell-rapping. Their seventh album 35xxxv, was produced along with producer John Feldmann who also worked with 5 Seconds of Summer, The Used, and Sleeping With Sirens. The album was described as "too Americanized" by international fans, yet it managed to get the first place on the Oricon Album weekly ranking, making it the first time the band had reached the top of the list. Their eighth album Ambitions also topped the Oricon Album weekly ranking, and incorporated more American pop and pop-rock.
About the Photographer:
Joel H. Garcia is a Professional Wedding, Event and Portraiture Photographer.
Joel has a long time love affair doing concert photography since 2006. He is the Main Concert Photographer of Pulp Live World, one of the largest and most diverse companies in Concerts/Live Events industry in the Philippines. He covered some of the Philippines biggest world-class names in concert from Aerosmith, Cyndi Lauper, Miley Cyrus, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Lady Gaga to metal legends Slayer and Megadeth and from pop-punk heroes All Time Low, Mayday Parade to internationally acclaimed KPOP idols BTS, EXO and Super Junior. Together with his wife, Joel shoots weddings and events professionally.