"Honnō" is Japanese singer Ringo Sheena's 4th single and it was released on October 27, 1999 by Toshiba EMI / East World. The single was certified double platinum by the RIAJ for 800,000 copies shipped to stores, gold for 100,000 downloads to cellphones in 2011. Honnō is presently her best selling single; the music video and album art, which featured Sheena in a traditional nurse's dress and cap shattering a screen of glass, became a hot topic at its release. Sheena had planned to release Gips at this point. However, she reversed this decision, believing that the "freshness" of Gips had faded as she had promoted the song in her previous Japanese tour, she substituted it to much success. The song was used as a theme song for the music TV show Fun; the song was covered as a part of a medley by Rie Tomosaka on the television show The Yoru mo Hippare on September 9, 2000. Satoko Nishikawa of Shang Shang Typhoon covered it on her solo album Hibiki in 2006, by Dorlis on her greatest hits album Dorlis.
The B-sides "Aozora" and "Rinne Highlight" were used in TV commercials for Suntory's The Cocktail Bar Love Story, "Rinne Headlight" in 1999 and "Aozora" in 2000. All tracks are written by Ringo Sheena, arranged by Seiji Ringo Sheena. Honnō Vocals: Ringo Sheena Guitars: Yukio Nagoshi Bass guitars: Seiji Kameda Piano: Yuta Saito Drums: Masayuki Muraishi Synthesizer Programming: Nobuhiko NakayamaAozora Vocals, Whistle: Ringo Sheena Guitars: Susumu Nishikawa Bass guitars: Seiji Kameda Organ: Yuta Saito Synthesizer: Makoto Minagawa Fluegelhorn: Yokan Mizue Drums, Toys: Koichi Asakura "Asa-Chang" Synthesizer Operator: Nobuhiko NakayamaRin-ne Highlight Piano: Ken Shima Contrabass: Kenji Takamizu Drums: Yuichi Tokashiki Honnō Vocal & Nurse: Ringo Sheena Electric bass guitar & Doctor: Yasunobu Torii Others: Kunihiro Suda
Ark is the fourth studio album by Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake, released on 26 May 2017 by UNFD. It was produced by Will Putney. In June 2018, a deluxe edition of Ark was released featuring reimagined versions of some tracks and instrumentals of all tracks; the band released the single "Warcry", on 2 April 2017 alongside a lyric video. The second single of the album "Passage" was released on 25 April, alongside an accompanying music video. On 11 October, their third single "Frequency" was released, alongside an accompanying music video containing footage from their Ark tour. Coinciding with the release of Ark, In Hearts Wake joined forces with Tangaroa Blue for'We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative' leading a series of waterway clean-ups in Melbourne, Brisbane and in their hometown of Byron Bay. People who participated received. In Hearts Wake went on a 5-date tour in July to promote Ark, with supporting acts. After the release of the deluxe edition of Ark, the band went on a 3-date all ages tour to promote it in June.
Supporting them were Justice for the Damned and The Beautiful Monument. Frontman Jake Taylor on describing the album said: "The central concept of Ark is that the Earth is a ship where living creature – every animal, man and child – was born. Providing shelter, it has sustained and nurtured us with everything we’ve needed. If one part of the ship is compromised, all life is threatened. If we don’t work together to repair our home and restore its integrity, we will all go down with the ship."The album's genre has been described as metalcore. The album received mixed reviews. Heavy magazine in a positive review said: "its variation into other avenues that their musical counterparts have embraced does not fit with's character when the band ignites their impact is felt like a flood from an uncontrollable tidal surge." Wall of Sound gave the album an average review saying: "Ark, with it’s powerful first half that draws your attention to the band and the direction they could be heading, sadly drops the ball with the final act despite a few bangers that at times felt somewhat out of place surrounded by their neighbouring songs around them."
KillYourStereo gave it a negative review saying: "I don’t care for this record, neither should you. Why? Because this album exists. It’s called'Divination'. It’s called'Earthwalker'. It’s called'Skydancer'. So save your cash-monies and save the ever-dissipating currency, your time." Chris Tippell from Ghost Cult gave the album an 8-out-of-10 and said: "Not quite unseating others from their throne, In Hearts Wake have still shown that they are not to be overlooked, in future they should be included in the same bracket as many of their hailed peers." In a modest review, Sophie Maughan from Metal Hammer said: " aren't afraid to deviate from the musical blueprint they’ve consolidated across three albums." Track listings adapted from Spotify. All tracks are written by Ben Nairne, Eaven Dall, Jake Taylor, Kyle Erich, Will Putney except where noted. Credits adapted from Discogs. In Hearts WakeJake Taylor – unclean vocals, clean vocals Eaven Dall – lead guitar, backing vocals Ben Nairne – rhythm guitar Kyle Erich – bass, clean vocals Conor Ward – drumsAdditional personnelWill Putney – production, mixing, mastering Milan Chagoury – album artwork Pat Fox – layout