Kanjō Effect (感情エフェクト, literally means Emotion Effect) is the third full-length album by the Japanese band ONE OK ROCK, released on November 12, 2008. It reached thirteenth place on the Oricon weekly chart and charted for ten weeks.
Their Radio Single, Koi no Aibou no Kokoro no Cupid, was used as the ending theme song for the TV programs Arabikidan and Break Point!. The limited edition comes with a DVD containing seven songs filmed during the Shibuya AX concert.
Background and Development Edit
They created a two Radio Single, Koi no Aibou Kokoro no Cupid and Hitsuzen Maker. The band decided to add the Koi no Aibou Kokoro no Cupid as the first track of the album.
At the beginning, they had planned to release two albums, so they started recording together with Akkin, Satoru Hiraide, Jeff Miyahara, Daisuke Fujimoto, Koichi Korenaga and Shinji Omura.
They released Kanjou Effects in November 12, 2008. At this point the band had gained more experience and were able to do some more serious recording. They settled into the western sound they loved and followed by replacing all their engineers and introducing their music to new producers. This led to some division within the band - Taka and Alex in particular disagreed about how to make this album.
ONE OK ROCK released their Radio Single, Koi no Aibou Kokoro no Cupid and its Music Video to promote the upcoming album.
On April 5, 2009, Alex was arrested for groping the leg of a twenty-one-year-old female student on a train. He admitted to the charges and the case was settled out of court. The band reached their weakest point at this time. Ryota intended to leave bass and take up guitar. They felt it was impossible for them to add a new member. The band's next single "Around the World Shounen", which was planned for a May 6 release and to be used as the theme song for the TV drama God Hand Teru, and their nationwide tour were both cancelled. In May 2009, it was announced that One Ok Rock would continue on without Alex, who went back to the United States. Toru took his place as lead guitar, and the band re-arranged their songs to be played for one guitar.
After the incident, the band have moved on and stated planning to make a new single.
|1.||Koi no Aibō Kokoro no Cupid (恋ノアイボウ心ノクピド)||2:53|
|4.||20 Years Old||3:52|
|6.||Break My Strings||4:07|
|7.||Sonzai Shōmei (存在証明)||3:19|
|9.||My Sweet Baby||4:55|
|11.||Viva Violent Fellow: Utsukushiki Moshpit (Viva Violent Fellow ～美しきモッシュピット～)||3:35|