Takeru (ex. SuG) presents his new solo project “sleepyhead”

Takeru (ex. SuG) resumes his activities by launching his solo project “sleepyhead”

Takeru, former frontman of the visual kei band SuG, has announced the start of his solo project “sleepyhead.” SuG closed the curtain after 10 years with their last live performance at the Nippon Budokan on September 2nd, 2017,

News around him was fairly quiet after the disbanding of SuG, but on his Twitter account, Takeru drew attention by tweeting a photo of a waxing moon and “13040820 SEC HELL“ everyday. This was in fact a countdown corresponding to the actual moon cycle, the numbers representing the number of seconds from their show at the Budokan until the start of his solo project. Also, the countdown ended on the night of the “Super Blue Blood Moon.” Corresponding with this phenomenon on January 31st at 10:27pm, Takeru announced the start of his solo project “sleepyhead” and its first live concert “Tomei Shingetsu” (“Transparent New Moon”) at Shibuya’s TSUTAYA O-EAT in Tokyo on March 17th.

Furthermore, the music video of his new song  “Yamikumo” (“Cloud of Darkness”) was finally released and Takeru is looking forward to what the future will bring.

During his time with SuG, the band was active globally. In addition to Asia (particularly Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China), they held a European tour and a concert in Mexico. With this history with SuG, sleepyhead also announced its intention to be active around the world. A Facebook page targeting overseas fans was established and the preparations for advancing worldwide are ongoing.

Takeru commented, “I experienced a taste of hell for 13040820 seconds. I don’t have a clear goal or answers and I’m unprepared, but I decided to step into the fog. I challenged myself to not join any label or management company for now, but to start completely on my own. There are many trials I have yet to face, but the concerts where I can meet you all will be worth it.”

“闇雲(Yamikumo)” Music Video

OFFICIAL Facebook Page

Message From Takeru

Message from Takeru

Message from Takeru(ex. SuG)
Takeru resumes his activities by launching his solo project “sleepyhead”
Also, sleepyhead’s official Facebook page has just launched!

Posted by Official_sleepyhead on Wednesday, February 14, 2018




0TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE “Tomei Shingetsu”
03/17/2018 Shibuya TSUTAYA O-EAST
OPEN 5:00pm / START 5:30pm


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He develops a 3D musical expression by combining music, film, fiction, design, and fashion.

His last band disbanded after their last live at the Nippon Budokan on September 2nd , 2017. January 31st, 2018, 22:27, full moon. During the night of the total lunar eclipse, he started his solo project, “sleepyhead”. Sleepyhead. On the other hand, a never-ending dream. Philosophy > ethics, high-quality darkness and paradoxical wishes.

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