Kero Kero Bonito Debut “Bugsnax!”
Gaming’s song of the summer, is entitled “It’s Bugsnax!” by Kero Kero Bonito. The track is out today via digital music platforms and streaming services. “It’s Bugsnax!” is the official song from the upcoming Holiday 2020 PlayStation™5, PlayStation®4, and Epic Games Store title, Bugsnax.
Kero Kero Bonito on “Bugsnax:!”
“The fantastical universes of great video games and their soundtracks have always inspired us deeply, so writing a song for one was a dream come true. Musically, the song is a throwback to the bright electro-pop of our 2016 album Bonito Generation, with elements of the Fourth World art-pop of our 2019 EP Civilisation I, particularly in its mystical, adventurous overtones and use of synthesized versions of acoustic instruments like kalimbas and flutes.”
Kero Kero Bonito released their sophomore album Time ‘n’ Place in 2018, and followed it up with a new EP titled Civilisation I last year, followed by a massive world tour.
The group features lead singer and chief lyricist Sarah Bonito (who was raised in the suburbs on the Japanese island Hokkaido) before moving to the UK. KKB effectively morphed into a band when Sarah met Jamie Bulled (bass) and Gus Lobban (drums) on a web forum. Gus and Jamie grew up in the South London suburbs and played in garage bands together all during their school days. Meeting Sarah was a turning point as she added her own vision and otherworldly voice resulting in one of the most innovative new bands to emerge in recent years.
with the performance was the announcement of an exclusive, screen printed strawberry 7-inch vinyl release for “It’s Bugsnax!”. The vinyl, lovingly housed in a scratch-and-sniff jacket, is now available for pre-order here.
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