Interview by David Cirone
January 15, 2017
Royal Straight Magic feels packed with confidence, strength, a really super-charged energy. How do you feel about the album now that’s it’s finished?
Jyou: I get excited no matter how many times I listen to it. I want to make it even better so that fans get that excited energy going through their whole body when we perform it live.
miko: Our previous mini-album was really good, but this one surpassed, I think! When I listen to Royal Straight Magic, it gives me courage.
Omi: It’s a step toward our future, it’s going somewhere special together with our fans. I feel like there’s such vitality in this album. It came out awesome.
Naoto: This album gives listeners a push forward, and at the same time it gives me a push, too.
Mally: This album made me challenge myself with beats I’d never played before and made me evolve even further!
What’s the theme at the center of Royal Straight Magic?
miko: The title comes from a “royal straight” in poker, and the feeling that happens when you draw that hand. It has a message to those who are hesitant to step forward: “If you take the next card, the next day may be like a miracle. So let’s go forward!” I want people to listen to the brand new magic that happens when the five cards of exist†trace get together!