HYDE's "HALLOWEEN PARTY - Poupelle Ver. - " has been confirmed as the opening theme for the animated film "Poupelle of Chimney Town" which will be released in December.
●Comment from HYDE
I've been holding Halloween-themed events since 2005 when Halloween wasn't popular yet in Japan. However, there weren't many songs that fit the theme of such an event so I decided to compose my own ideal Halloween song and "HALLOWEEN PARTY" was born.
Since I had already put everything that I wanted to into this song, it would have been difficult to compose another Halloween song that could beat it. I think I would have struggled if I had been asked to compose a similar song from scratch.
However, I was allowed to take a look at the script and storyboard. Therefore, I rearranged this song while imagining what it would be like if this song was played in this town, and imagining the townspeople of Chimney Town dancing to it.
The world created by "Poupelle of Chimney Town" is very unique and the quality of the animated film is really high. I am honored to have been able to participate in this project.
●Comment from Akihiro Nishino
Among all the Halloween-themed songs, I think "HALLOWEEN PARTY" is a really good song that stands out. When I was creating the picture book, I drew the opening scene while imagining this song.
When it was time to decide on the opening theme for the film, I thought "Would creating a new Halloween-themed song be able to beat this song?" and tried making a request.
As I had been thinking that I would be troubled if the story didn't start with this song, I was so happy to hear that HYDE had readily accepted the offer.
When I was writing the picture book "Poupelle of Chimney Town", I thought that Halloween would start to gain popularity in Japan and become a part of our culture that would continue on forever.
Since the culture of Halloween had come to Japan, I thought about bringing it even closer. Hence I took a European-styled townscape, the chimney town scenery, back to a blank canvas and recreated it while paying attention to Japanese architecture. I thought that the explosive power of Halloween in Japan was really amazing and was prepared to live and die with it.
There's no doubt about this song!! We have received help in this way and we will do all we can to create a worthy piece and continue to work hard until it reaches all our customers.
Film "Poupelle of Chimney Town" Official Website
【HALLOWEEN PARTY - Poupelle Ver. - Digital Release Information】
To be released on October 16, 2020 (Fri)
Digital Release Information
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