What You Need to Know:
- LiSA has released her latest single, “REALiZE,” along with a new lyric video. “REALiZE” serves as the theme song for the Japanese dubbed version of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the latest installment in the Spiderman franchise, which will hit theaters in Japan on June 16. Notably, this marks LiSA’s first time performing a theme song for a Hollywood movie.
- “REALiZE” is LiSA’s first new release in seven months since her 6th album LANDER was released in November 2022. The song was specially written for the Japanese dubbed version of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. “REALiZE” is a fast-paced rock tune that fully captures LiSA’s heroine energy, mixed by Zakk Cervini, a renowned mix engineer who has collaborated with many international artists. It is a must-listen song that transcends genre boundaries.
- In the movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the protagonist, Miles Morales, defies and confronts the “fate” that previous Spider-Men had no choice but to accept. LiSA approached the movie’s world with sincerity, weaving a message into the lyrics that resonates with the story. The jacket photo, depicting “LiSA in the Spider-Verse,” was specially drawn by an animator involved in the movie’s production.
- Alongside the release of “REALiZE,” a lyric video has also been unveiled. This video incorporates footage from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, intricately linking the lyrics and the scenes to build excitement for the upcoming movie release.
I am honored to have been entrusted with the Japanese version of the theme song for this movie, in which my beloved Gwen, a strong and cute Spider-Woman, takes center stage. The heroes in this story have embraced great power and taken on great responsibility, transcending time, space, and sometimes even fear itself. I hope that you will enjoy “REALiZE” alongside their exploits on the big screen.
Release Date: June 14
Composition/Arrangement: Horie Shota
▼REALiZE Lyric Video (Japanese dubbed version)
Release Date: June 14
LiSA was born on June 24 in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. She made her solo debut in Spring 2011. She has performed the theme songs of numerous anime, including Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, achieving great success not only in Japan but also internationally.
In particular, her song “Gurenge,” released in April 2019, quickly dominated multiple daily charts right after its release and became the first digital single to claim the top spot in the Reiwa era.
In November 2022, LiSA released her sixth album titled “LANDER,” and it has been announced that she will embark on a nationwide tour titled “LiVE is Smile Always～LANDER～” starting in September 2023, delivering 19 performances at 14 locations. LiSA’s live performances are known for their overwhelming energy, powerful vocals, and a focus on delivering positive messages. As a result, she has garnered immense popularity not only within the anime song scene but also at various rock festivals, solidifying her presence as a prominent live artist.
Source: Official Press Release