“We are so excited to finally put out our first global single,” End of the World explains exclusively to All Things Go. “It’s been a long journey to be able to release music here, and we feel anyone can relate to this song and we hope they enjoy it.”
“One More Night” is only the band’s first step into the expansion of their career, and the process going into the single wasn’t an easy one. “We’ve changed both lyrics and arrangements over and over again until it felt absolutely right,” says End of the World when approaching the inception of “One More Night. “The process wasn’t it easy for us but all that frustration and effort was worth it as it led us here.”
Fitting to the theme of the band’s name, the origin of End of the World began at the lowest point of lead singer-songwriter Fukase’s life. Due to his continuous battle with mental illness, Fukase checked himself into a mental hospital at 17 years old and spent a year of his life in psychiatric care. In order to regain what had been lost in his life, he began fully enveloping himself in his music and found renewed life through penning his honest feelings into song. Years later, Fukase reconnected with a few childhood friends and began writing and playing music as a group. The result of these writing sessions created a unique blend of Top 40 pop-hooks with lyrics themed to subjects like atheism and anarchy. As a nod to Fukase’s history in the inception of his music, the band collectively chose the name SEKAI NO OWARI, which translates to End of the World. Despite the ominous name, it was a new beginning for the band.
Building from the success they have garnered in their home country of Japan, Fukase, Nakajin, Saori, and DJ LOVE, the four members of End of the World, are hell bent on expanding their project into the global music market, and ready to work for it. From their early days as a band playing to audiences of 30 people in their homemade studio/club space, to now selling out two nights at Japan’s Nissan Stadium (totalling to 140,000+ tickets sold), End of the World aren’t strangers to the hustle of the industry, which fuels their need to seek further excellence for their craft. In order to refine their skills to better fit the US music market, the band sought the help of friends and producers, some including Clean Bandit, Owl City, and Nicky Romero, and are expected to release new music this summer featuring some of their sessions with these artists.
End of the World will be releasing a music video for “One More Night” soon, in addition to new remixes for the single. The band is available for interviews.
End of the World is Fukase, Nakajin, Saori, and DJ LOVE.