about

  • ikire

  • ikire is an acoustic music trio, consisting of Singer and Songwriter Chima, Guitarist Ichikawa Kazunori, and Multi-hyphenate Creator Iwai Shunji. It’s named after the three’s mutual thoughts that they want to express a sign of presence, which we can’t see. Iwai proposed to form the trio back in 2016 and the three kept creating music for the past two years across borders of countries, Japan, Korea and China.
    In 2017, they wrote “moment,” which was an ending song for “Chang-ok’s Letter,” starring Bae Doo-na and directed by Iwai Shunji, “halfway” and “little lie” for a breaktown short movie at Nestle Korea, “halfway,” starring Park Sewan and Lee Min-hyuk, and “daidai” “sagyo” “anohi no yakusoku” “tsunagu” and “picea” for the original short movie, “To Make” on 8K/HDR by Kansai Television.
    In 2018, they wrote the song, “Before the stars fall” for the collaboration project with JY.
    They also produced the original sound track album, “CHRONICLE” as Iwai Shunji&ikire for “Last Letter,” starring Xun Zhou, which has become the very first Chinese film for Iwai Shunji.

news

  • 2019.3.27

  • ikire’s 1st album, “Bored of even the unknown world”
    to be released digitally on March 27th.



  • ikire, who kept creating music for the past two years across borders of countries, Japan, Korea and China, finally completed their first album, “Bored of even the unknown world” The sound of the transparent vocal and the acoustic guitar is simple, but their unique lyrics and music are overwhelming, and in the end, you are left with a sense of exaltation, which is as if you just finished watching an amazing film. Iwai Shunji has created lots of harmony of stories, melodies and moving image. Guitarist Ichikawa Kazunori has been active in various areas as a member of “Youmou to Ohana.” Chima, based in Hokkaido, has expressed his unique world of music. ikire, made of the three, express touch of new sensibility and a sign of presence, which we can’t see.

  • “Bored of even the unknown world”
    Tracklisting (11 songs in total. Total length: 46:48)



    1  little lie
      Lyrics and Music by: Chima Arranged by: Ichikawa Kazunori

    2  tararira
      Lyrics, Music and Arranged by: Ichikawa Kazunori

    3  Bored of even the unknown world
      Lyrics by:Chima, Iwai Shunji Music by: Chima Arranged by: Yamashita Hiroaki, Chima

    4  moment
      Lyrics and Music by: Iwai Shunji Arranged by: Ichikawa Kazunori

    5  beautiful
      Lyrics, Music and Arranged by: Ichikawa Kazunori

    6  Sun bright
      Music by: Iwai Shunji Arranged by: Iwai Shunji, Ichikawa Kazunori

    7  halfway
      Lyrics and Music by: Chima Arranged by: ikire

    8  Crescent sweets
      Lyrics by: Chima Music and Arranged by: Ichikawa Kazunori

    9  letter
      Lyrics by: Chima, Iwai Shunji Music by: Ichikawa Kazunori Arranged by: Iwai Shunji, Ichikawa Kazunori

    10 link
      Lyrics and Music by: Chima Arranged by: Ichikawa Kazunori

    11 Before the stars fall
      Lyrics by: Iwai Shunji Music by: Ichikawa Kazunori Arranged by: Iwai Shunji

    1st album is now available on music distribution service such as iTunes Store,
    Google Play Music, Apple Music, and Spotify!


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  • 2019.3.27

  • Music video of “Bored of even the unknown world” from the 1st album,
    “Bored of even the unknown world” is out!

  • From the 1st album, “Bored of even the unknown world”
    which became available for streaming today, the music video of the title tune, “Bored of even the unknown world” featuring their gig at the studio, is out! We’ll regularly upload the music videos from the gig at the studio that film the world of ikire as it is.



history

  • February 2017

  • “moment”
    Written for “Chang-ok’s Letter,”
    a short film at Nestle Theater

  • May 2017

  • “daidai” “sagyo” “anohi no yakusoku” “tsunagu” “picea”
    Written for the original short movie,
    “To Make” on 8K/HDR by Kansai Television
    view movie

  • November 2017

  • “halfway” and “little lie”
    Written for a breaktown
    short movie at Nestle Korea, “halfway,”

  • January 2018

  • “glad”
    Written for Kuji Ryohin’s promotional movie
    by Reconstruction Agency
    view movie

  • March 2018

  • “Before the stars fall”
    Written for JY

  • January 2019

  • 『CHRONICLE』
    “CHRONICLE,” the original sound track of the film,“Last Letter”
    Written for ikire
    view movie