Rei Kuromiya’s rock band Brats will start touring again in March. They had taken a short break because Rei had throat trouble and needed to rest her voice. Now they’re back in full-force and released a new video for their song “Kimarigoto” to coincide with their return.

The video was shot at the Yamba Dam construction site and the abandoned Taishi station in Gunma prefecture.  Kimarigoto means “Rules”. It seems to reflect Rei’s dislike of having a lack of freedom, which was part of the reason she left Ladybaby.

Brats have also unveiled their new website for their return to action.

Quotes from the Brats members

Brats have been writing more and more in English on their Twitter and Facebook accounts. They really want to support their international fans and I think they will try to do some overseas gigs in the not-too-distant future! This is what they had to say about their new Kimarigoto video.

Rei (vocals):

This is the third music video we’ve created together as the new BRATS. It was really a challenge, and the lyrics are important to all of us right now at this current stage. If we’re not careful, we might all end up living through the same moment again and again in life, so we hope this song gives you power to be yourself and move forward. That’s really what we’re about now.

Aya (bass):

I was probably the most excited out of all of us to complete this music video, since we haven’t made one in such a long time. I’m really happy our fans can finally see it. We put little messages in the details and a lot of thought into the color and speed of each shot. Please check it out.

Hinako (guitar):

We talked a lot about how to make this video. I’m really happy with it. It’s a heavy rock song, but we wanted to add powerful performances and cinematography to it so everyone could feel the song’s power the same way we feel it. As the new reborn BRATS, we’re all moving together into the future one step at a time, so a song like ‘Kimarigoto’ charges us with energy to make to the next step. We hope you feel that energy, too.

Brats members in 2018