The holy rose palace is coming to Hong Kong again! 15 October, the VK band Versailles is finally coming to Hong Kong again, the vocalist, KAMIJO, has specially accepted to be interviewed, to say to his fans in advance：「Bonjour」—— in the interview, he talked about the revival of the band, the concert at Nippon Budokan and the impression about Hong Kong when they were here, don’t miss this interview before the show!
Versailles went on a hiatus in 2012, and once again you gather together for this event after almost four years, how did this opportunity come by?
KAMIJO: All 5 of us love Versailles songs and fans, and it’s because of the trust from Versailles fans that this happens.
During the hiatus, every member was doing their own part for music, was there any difference after you have come together again?
KAMIJO: It’s very smooth! But the stimulation from the performance didn’t change, we are at our best condition.
After more than 3 years of hiatus and doing your own things, are your views on 「Aesthetic」 still the same as before, or did they change?
KAMIJO: At the time we formed, what we were chasing after was the beauty of the process. Now we firmly believe that 「Love」 goes beyond 「Principles」of 「Aesthetic」.
To build the band’s magnificent world’s view, what is the most powerful weapon that each member thinks about?
KAMIJO: Music is already the most powerful weapon. When the world which cannot be seen is shown to a person in the heart, the scenery becomes more beautiful.
There was a choir for the performance at Nippon Budokan, how did you come out with that? What are the interesting or difficult part when you perform together with the choir?
KAMIJO: This is something we wanted to do since we formed. There was no obstruction when performing with them. They are very outstanding choir.
How do you feel after the performance in Budokan? What’s your next aim?
KAMIJO: To perform in the palace of Versailles.
After the album exclusively for fans at the Budokan’s performance, there’s no news for new publication, can you tell us if do you have plans for any new work? How will be this new work like?
KAMIJO: We are always doing new songs. I hope we will be able to release new songs soon. We have to carefully build the reborn Versailles.
2011, the band held the 「Versailles World Tour 2011-Holy Grail-The Far East-In Hong Kong」，what is your impression of Hong Kong? What are your expectations for this time?
KAMIJO: I remembered that the lights were lesser (laughs) I hope next time we can have more lightenings to light up Versailles!
What do you think about the performance of the Gothic culture in Europe, in Hong Kong or in other Asian regions?
KAMIJO: Seeing that there’s no difference from Japan but it’s full of power! I hope we can hold more tours.
If you were to recommend a song to someone who has not listen to Versailles before, which one would you recommend?
Do you have anything to say to the fans who are waiting for the Versailles performance?
KAMIJO: Thank you for the support! I’m sorry that we couldn’t always come even if this city is actually so near to us. I want to get crazy even with the fans that we couldn’t meet!
Information about Performance
Versailles 10th Anniversary World Tour 2017 in Hong Kong
Date: 15 October 2017
Venue: Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre G/F Music Zone @ E-Max
Time: 20:00 Start
For the translation from Chinese to English of this interview I want to thank Iris Ong, from GACKT Italia team, courteously for KAMIJO Italia
Translation © KAMIJO Italia