Gearing up for the release of their new album, Eleven Piece, later this month, the J-pop band ORANGE RANGE dropped the music video for the opening track, “Ryukyu Wind.”
Directed by Takuro Okubo — who also directed the visuals for “Hopping,” the other lead single from the new album — the “Ryukyu Wind” video was shot in the band’s native Okinawa.
It captures the breathtaking landscape of Kafu Banta cliff and the emerald green ocean beyond, the banyan trees growing in the valley of Gangala, as well as the view of central Okinawa City, informally called Koza, where the members grew up. Watch here:
The album opener is also the official song of FC Ryukyu, a professional soccer team based in Okinawa. Team members, including former national team striker Ryuji Bando, appear in the video, along with the children on the U-12 team that represent the future of the sport.
ORANGE RANGE’s Eleven Piece will be released simultaneously in Japan and Taiwan on Aug. 29. The five-member band will embark on a tour in support of the album Sept. 28 at the Legacy Taipei in Taiwan.