CHTHONIC dropped the full version music video of Millennia’s Faith Undone, the title track of their latest album Battlefields of Asura.
Premiere at No Maps music festival in Hokkaido, Japan.
Five years since the release of their last album, in response to fans’ keen anticipation, CHTHONIC announced the latest album Battlefields of Asura last month. Today, CHTHONIC dropped the music video of the title track Millennia’s Faith Undone, featuring Hong Kong singer Denise Ho, and announced a coming tour in Hokkaido, Japan.
CHTHONIC has published a 50-seconds preview of Millennia’s Faith Undone in early August while full version was kept as top secret and announced to be released in a month from then. Finally, CHTHONIC officially released the music video of the first title track Millennia’s Faith Undone on September 4th. Iconic Hong Kong singer Denise Ho’s appearance in a mysterious black cloak with her deep powerful voice also proves to be an eye-catching surprise.
Doris, the spokesperson in CHTHONIC, states that Millennia’s Faith Undone was inspired by the era of radical change in the history of Taiwan between the 30s and the 50s, also as the prequel to their albums of story series. Birdy, the director of the music video, set the narrative after the stores in their previous music videos of Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace (acoustic ver.) and Kaoru (acoustic ver.). With an out of body experience, the main character sees the White Terror victims’ lives taken away by the dictators, and eventually himself being executed by shooting; all was left is his last will and testament overwhelmed in the mass of historical documents. Birdy recruited the crew and the lead actor and actress, Finn (黃士勛) and Chia-Yu Chang (王丁筑), from the shoot for Defenders of Bú-Tik Palace (acoustic ver.) and Kaoru (acoustic ver.) four years ago. Meanwhile, Doris also announced on Ho’s fan page the release of the music video of The Aeon’s Version of Millennia’s Faith Undone at the end of the month; the story will be told from the perspective of the lead female character. Although Birdy’s interpretation and idea might not be exactly the same as CHTHONIC’s narrative in the album, Doris found the process of re-interpretation of a piece from different artists a rewarding surprise.
In the meantime, CHTHONIC also announced that they will play under the label Taiwan Beats in No Maps music festival at Japan, Hokkaido on October 12th. No Maps is a festival of a conglomerate of music, movies and technologies with its increasing importance as one of the most crucial events in the Japanese music industry. Moreover, as an event co-hosted by the Japanese government, private organizations and educational institutes, No Maps holds a significance in Taiwan-Japan interchange and liaison as well. Freddy, the frontman of CHTHONIC, therefore decided to make time from their busy schedule flying to Japan over the weekend for the festival. This show is also highly anticipated by Japanese fans as it will be the only overseas stop for the tour for the new album from CHTHONIC.