Japanese rock band One OK Rock has just released its new single “Make It Out Alive” in collaboration with Monster Hunter Now, a mobile game from Niantic and CAPCOM that lets players experience monster hunting in the real world that is scheduled to be launched this September.

The song is a powerful anthem that captures the essence of resilience and the unyielding spirit in the face of adversity. With compelling lyrics and an electrifying musical arrangement, this song is a testament to the band’s ability to create impactful and emotive rock music.

The opening lines, “Run away, run away, run away, you don’t know who to run from,” immediately set the tone for a journey of strength and determination, where the band grapples with inner demons, symbolized by the horns they were “born with,” and invites listeners to confront their own fears and challenges head-on.

The lines, “I was trying to hide/Now I’m ready for this ride/Gotta face, gotta face the unknown/It’s the only way to live”, is an uplifting reminder that no matter how tough the circumstances may be, there’s always hope and the strength to endure. The repeated refrain, “Don’t give up, it’s gonna be alright,” serves as a beacon of reassurance, emphasizing the importance of resilience and perseverance.

Musically, “Make It Out Alive” packs a punch with its dynamic instrumentation, blending rock elements with a catchy melody. 

The sound power of the song finds its correlative in the music video where the real world is mixed with the digital one, to show a hunter running through the streets of Tokyo to finally face a monster.

Due to its music and lyrics, “Make It Out Alive” is a powerful reminder that, even in the darkest of times, there is a path forward, and the strength to overcome obstacles lies within. It’s a rallying cry for anyone facing challenges in life, and it’s bound to resonate with fans and newcomers alike. 

This Japanese rock group established in 2005 has garnered a devoted fan base among young people, thanks to their fusion of emo and rock music, complemented by stunning live performances. Their musical journey started in 2007, but the band swiftly ascended to the pinnacle of the music scene, gracing a variety of stages, from intimate live house venues and summer festivals to the prestigious Nippon Budokan arena.

One OK Rock has delivered a powerful anthem in “Make It Out Alive”, a song that captures the essence of resilience and unyielding spirit when faced with adversity. Its compelling lyrics and electrifying musical arrangement exemplify the band’s ability to create emotionally evocative rock music. The musical composition features a dynamic mix of energetic guitar riffs, dynamic drum beats, and melodic vocals layered together for an impactful impact on listeners. Additionally, the music video is equally impressive as it mixes digital elements with real-world imagery of Tokyo streets that draw viewers into a thrilling journey to face off against monsters. All in all, this song is sure to be an inspiration to anyone struggling through difficult times and will undoubtedly become an inspiring classic among fans old and new alike.

Be sure to check Monster Hunter Now come September!