The Caged Bird Sings in indigo la End’s New MV “Misekake no Love Song”

Ahead of the release of their 3rd major album on July 12, indie rock band indigo la End, led by Enon Kawatani, has released the music video for their song “Misekake no Love Song“.

Following the “Playback” music video released last week, the actress Ayaka Ohnishi was appointed to help portray the lyrics from beginning to end. The video itself makes parallels between Kawatani and a caged bird, watching Ohnishi as does her day-to-day activities.


Director Natsuki Ie commented:

When I listened to “Misekake no Love Song” for the first time, I sympathized with the person [in the lyrics] who didn’t get a tasty piece of the birthday cake. The song isn’t cute, it’s rebellious. It’s a song that seemed to be meaningless at first, but resulted in something eerie. I was nervous to take on this challenge. The set was cozy and let me direct the the video in an honest way, and I was lucky that Ayaka Ohnishi was interested in appearing in the video. The way she showed the unrest of her “everyday life” was wonderful. I think you should pay attention to Kawatani’s writing style.

Indigo la end’s 3rd major album “Crying End Roll” is released July 12.

  • Comments

    • Bubi.

      Great casting! Kawatani does look like that bird

    • gck_

      Lowkey shocked & very happy that they’ve made a video for one of their more cheerful-sounding songs!! But now that i understand the meaning of the title, I can’t tell if this is a happy song.
      *Small correction, the actress in the Playback video is called Wako Ando “安藤輪子” http://asianwiki.com/Wako_Ando

      • whoops, i didn’t even mean it was the same actress but for some reason wrote it. thanks for pointing that out! it has been corrected.

        • gck_

          It’s all cool man! Thanks for the posting this too!

      • mab!

        It’s not a happy song, the lyrics are along the lines of a couple falling out of love and saying i love you without meaning it, with the singer feeling trapped, using birds flying away as a metaphor for him wanting to leave

        • gck_

          Oh Thank you for explaining it. I only got the “trapped” bit in the music video, i thought the “i love you” parts were sincere… Damn all their music is basically unhappy/depressing, i was fooled coz the song sounds so upbeat, which is not a usual thing with this band🤦🏾‍♂️

          • mab!

            Yup, the lyrics for the chorus are 「見せかけのアイラブユー」 for the opening, feigning the words “I love you”. I think that’s a pattern for them, having upbeat songs about love that are depressing or sad. Still excited for their new album, though

            • gck_

              Oh yes indeed, though some songs are outright depressing like ‘She’ & ‘Kokoro ame’ too

    • NatSamui

      Can’t believe nobody cried (see all other indigo MV)

    • Shadi Alaghbari

      Where can I find the lyrics for the song?