YOHIO – SKY☆LiMiT PV

Wow. I wouldn’t have known about Yohio if it wasn’t for nichan. So, what to say? What can you say about a 16 year-old Swedish boy who started up his own visual kei band? That’s right. He is also taking the route of dressing up in women’s fashion which is nothing knew to the VK scene. In an email interview with CDJapan, Yohio explained that he really loved VK for its blend of looks and music which really seemed to fit him well.

This kid is 10 years younger than I am, born in ’95. He decided to learn Japanese after being introduced to anime when he was 11. 3 short years later and he started up his own VK band  Seremedy in which he is the guitarist (not the vocalist). They were signed to a Nintone / Universal Music and even got to play the V-Rock Festival in 2011 with Versailles, GACKT and others. Wow. Amazing. How did these guys get so popular so fast and be able to play with some legendary Japanese VK musicians? I’d love to see Versailles (and lots of other VK/jrock bands).

Then Yohio got to make his own solo debut this year – in Japan of all places. Why? This baby-doll looking Swedish teenager has a huge cult following in Japan! His solo debut is completely in Japanese and all of the songs were composed by himself. What an awesomely talented young man. I guess it shouldn’t be too shocking since he does come from a family of professional musicians. Oh, and he can speak not only his native Swedish, but Japanese and English fluently.

I love his Japanese solo debut and am now curious to see his band Seremedy. Check out Yohio’s (that can’t be his real name, right?) interview with CDJapan here.

The PV mainly features Yohio in a couple of different fashions either singing or playing the guitar or doing both at the same time. It’s actually a fairly typical video in the Japanese sense. What do you think?

Seremedy Links:

Want Yohio’s solo debut? Seremedy’s CDs/singles?

SEREMEDY – 2012/07/25
Release date: 25 April 2012
Buy on CDJapan | YesAsia
01 リーチ (4’00) [REACH]
02 スカイ☆リミット (3’50) [SKY☆LiMiT]
03 フランティック・エレガンス (3’16) [Frantic Elegance]
04 ドーン・オブ・ドリームス (4’10) [Dawn of Dreams]
05 ウィズアウト・ウイングス 〜空と約束した〜 (4’33) [Without Wings ~Sora to Yakusoku Shita~
06 エンジェルズ・ワルツ (2’47) [Angel’s Waltz – piano instrumental]
Release date: 25 April 2012
Buy on CDJapan | YesAsia
01 リーチ (4’00) [REACH]
02 スカイ☆リミット (3’50) [SKY☆LiMiT]
03 フランティック・エレガンス (3’16) [Frantic Elegance]
04 ドーン・オブ・ドリームス (4’10) [Dawn of Dreams]
05 ウィズアウト・ウイングス 〜空と約束した〜 (4’33) [Without Wings ~Sora to Yakusoku Shita~
06 エンジェルズ・ワルツ (2’47) [Angel’s Waltz – piano instrumental]
Seremedy

SEREMEDY – 2011/04/08
01 Bulletproof Roulette
02 Ideal Enemy
03 [3]
04 Distant F****r
SeremedyBulletproof Roulette – Single English Version
SEREMEDY – 2011/03/11
01 Bulletproof Roulette

One comment

  • i think it’s noteworthy for how stunningly ordinary it is. like, you don’t expect this swedish boy to belt out a cookie cutter sounding japanese song.

    i still hate how yahoo handled it, though, because they were making it sound like the extraordinary thing was that he’s dressed like a girl, when that’s just, you know, the japanese way of doing it. :p

    he is really pretty, though… but i shan’t say any more on that for fear i’ll turn into a dirty old woman. 😉

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