BUMP OF CHICKEN announced their 7th original album RAY that includes 6 singles, new songs, and more for 14 total tracks. Its been over 3 years since the group released their last original album Cosmonaut (2010.12.15). Album RAY comes on two editions scheduled to hit stores March 12 2014 – read on for more details.
Rock band BUMP OF CHICKEN most recently released a pair of greatest hits albums BUMP OF CHICKEN I 1999-2004 and BUMP OF CHICKEN II 2005-2010 on July 3rd 2013. The albums dominated the Oricon charts when they released and landed in the 20th and 21st spots on the 2013 annual ranking.
New album RAY includes their singles,
– firefly (2012.09.12) OP TV series Iki mo Dekinai
– Good Luck (2012.01.18) OP movie Always Sanchome no Yuhi ‘64
– Zero (2011.10.19) OP game Final Fantasy Type-0
– Smile (2011.05.11) charity single for Tohoku earthquake/tsunami
– Tomodachi no Uta (2011.02.23) OP anime movie Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steal Troops Winged Angels
The album also includes newest digital single Niji wo Matsu Hito that released August 21st 2013 and has tie-up as theme song for the Gatchaman live-action movie that premiered August 24th 2013.
BUMP OF CHICKEN’s new album RAY comes on two editions (details subject to change),
– Limited with DVD containing 6 music videos and 8 songs captured live at QVC Marine Field August 9th 2013
– Regular CD-only.
Both editions add bonus sticker(s).
Previous published music video for Niji wo Matsu Hito follows below the released details.