“Tetris” is the lead single of WITHDOM’s new mini album called, “JUK3BOX”. This album was released on the 27th of April this year. This song has trendy rhythm and style which is composed with a limited number of sounds. This edgy, cool and minimalist sound is perfect for dancing. Also, the lyrics of the song paint a unique portrait of human beings and the listeners loved it.
This song was chosen as a song for official playlists on major streaming sites including Spotify and Apple Music in Japan and is getting so much attention.
The song “Tetris” is now popular worldwide and the song has been playing on an Indonesian FM station called DJFM as a “J-POP power play song” everyday. DJFM is the FM radio station in Surabaya Indonesia and the song is featured on the program “JK-POP” which introduces popular J-POP and K-POP specially.
WITHDOM’s “Tetris” has ranked at 10th place on the DJFM J-POP weekly charts on Saturday the 11th of June. WITHDOM was lined up alongside other popular Japanese artists including GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, Kenshi Yonezu, Fujii Kaze and Aimer.
A song from their full album called “Synergy”, which was released digitally in 2021, won No.1 in 18 categories on the iTunes Store.
This mega album became the talk of the town and they were invited to many TV programs including popular music programs which aired all over Japan. Their song was appointed as a weather theme song for a news program.
They also achieved No.1 on music video rankings of a popular music program as well. They have been enjoying the songs’ popularity across various media in Japan.
Their success started when Boyz II Men introduced WITHDOM’s cover of “On Bended Knee” to the world on their Instagram page. Boyz II Men is a worldwide band who have won Grammy Awards. It had a huge impact on them when Boyz II Men recognized their talent.
They released a cover of “Gunjo” by YOASOBI officially last November. YOASOBI is a Japanese music duo who have been enjoying their popularity worldwide. This exciting news of their cover has been buzzing around the world including Southeast Asia, China, Brazil and the States. WITHDOM has been getting more attention from all over the world.
WITHDOM has been recognized for their excellent vocal talent not only inside Japan but also from artists from around the world. That led them to a successful result as getting onto the top 10 on J-POP charts at Indonesian FM radio station.
The music video of their latest song “Tetris” creates a unique world which is almost like scenes from a movie. The members of WITHDOM showed their excellent acting skills in the video. They showed the collapse, struggle and pain that can come with relationships. Every member successfully showed their feelings with their facial expressions and acting and it matched the feeling of the song perfectly. The theme of the song was expressed well and the video received huge applause for its quality as a work of art.
The Music Video of “Tetris” has subtitles in languages including Indonesian, Javanese, French, Portuguese, Thai and this song has been shared to the world besides Japan.
WITHDOM are good at making magnificent ballads and love songs as a vocal group and they have many fans.
With this new song “Tetris,” they demonstrate a totally different approach compared to the songs they have done in the past. Both the lyrics and the music video are so different. Especially for their music video they concentrated on transforming a world of lyrics into a work of art.
WITHDOM was formed in Kyoto, Japan in 2017 and was appointed as the Kyoto Tourism Ambassador of Kyoto City until recently.
The leader of the group is SMOOTH who is the brain of WITHDOM and plays a very important role.
Roy is a singer and an actor. As a singer he has been recognized for the high quality of his great expressions in his voice. He debuted as an actor last year and acted in three totally different roles amazingly.
Ryo is the main vocalist for WITHDOM and his own personal YouTube channel has accumulated more than 32 million views.
SHVNYA does both chorus and rap. He became No.1 in Karate when he was in university. He stands out and does a brilliant job as a vocalist even though his main role in the group is as a rapper.
WITHDOM is a very unique vocal performance group. Since they have a rapper who can also do the chorus, their songs are able to have a much wider variety of sounds. Their vocal work has many different expressions including wildness, coolness and gentleness as though it is wrapping around you. They are able to work on from classic ballads to the latest, modern sounds. Their high understanding of music has been gaining so much attention from the world.
Their activity is expanding worldwide beyond Japan. We are so excited to keep following their incredible journey!
“Tetris” Music Video
“Tetris” Apple Music