Discography: ALI (Alien Liberty International)<span class="wtr-time-wrap block after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">4</span> min read</span>

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Summary

ALI stands for Alien Liberty International.
Formed in 2016.
The band is named after the boxer Muhammad Ali.
First release in 2019.
First tie-up: opening theme of TV anime Beastars.

Members:
Leo (vocals)
César (guitar)
Luthfi (bass)
Kahadio (drums)
Yu (saxophone)
Jin (keyboards)
Alex (percussion)

Former Members:
Jua (rap)
Zeru (guitar)

Discography

[1st Limited Distribution SINGLE] TRUE FICTION – Released on 14 February, 2019
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by ALI

[2nd Limited Distribution SINGLE] Vim – Released on 13 March, 2019
Lyrics by Jua, Alex from ALI; Composition, Arrangement by ALI

[3rd Limited Distribution SINGLE] STAYING IN THE GROOVE – Released on 18 April, 2019
Lyrics by Jua, Leo from ALI; Composition, Arrangement by ALI

[EP] ALI – Released on 17 May, 2019
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by ALI
#1. STAYING IN THE GROOVE
#2. BONNIE
#3. VIM
#4. TRUE FICTION

[4th Limited Distribution SINGLE] Temptations – Released on 28 August, 2019
Lyrics by Jua from ALI; Composition, Arrangement by ALI

[YOUTUBE SINGLE] Tokyo Pharaoh – Released on 25 September, 2019
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by ALI

[YOUTUBE SINGLE] No Tomorrow (Give It Up) – Released on 13 November, 2019
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by ALI

[1st MINI ALBUM] ALI – Released on 27 November, 2019
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by ALI
[DISC 01: CD]
#1. STAYING IN THE GROOVE
#2. TEMPTATIONS
#3. VIM
#4 TOKYO PHARAOH
#5. NO TOMORROW (GIVE IT UP)
#6. BONNIE
#7. TRUE FICTION

[DISC 02: DVD] LIVE at DUO (31 August, 2019)
#1. TRUE FICTION
#2. TOKYO PHARAOH
#3. TEMPTATIONS
#4. VIM

[1st SINGLE] Wild Side – Released on 27 November, 2019
[DISC 01: CD]
Lyrics by Jua, Leo from ALI; Composition, Arrangement by ALI
#1. Wild Side
#2. Jungle Love
#3. Jungle Love (Instrumental)
#4. Wild Side -Anime ver.-

[DISC 02: DVD] Included only in the Limited Edition
#1. Wild Side (Music Video)
#2. TVアニメ「BEASTARS」ノンクレジットOP映像 [TV anime「BEASTARS」 non-credit OP movie]
*1st Single was also released as a “Limited Edition” on 26 November, 2019. “Wild Side Regular Edition” includes only DISC 01.

[SINGLE] ALI Vol.2 – Released on 27 November, 2019
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by ALI
#1. Temptations
#2. Tokyo Pharaoh
#3. No Tomorrow (Give It Up)

[7” SINGLE RECORD] ME GUESTA BOOGALO / PASTTIME PARADISE – Released on 18 December, 2019
#1. ME GUESTA BOOGALO (Carlos Hayre cover)
#2. PASTTIME PARADISE (Stevie Wonder cover)

[5th Limited Distribution SINGLE] MUZIK CITY (feat. なみちえ, Alonzo & 6B) [MUZIK CITY (feat. Namichie, Alonzo & 6B)] – Released on 2 September, 2020
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by 6B, ALI, Alonzo, LEO, Namichie

[6th Limited Distribution SINGLE] Better Days feat. Dos Monos – Released on 6 October, 2020
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by ALI, Dos Monos, LEO, TaiTan, 没, 荘子it

[7th Limited Distribution SINGLE] LOST IN PARADISE feat. AKLO – Released on 10 October, 2020
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by AKLO, ALI, LEO

Tie-Ups

“Wild Side”
Opening Theme of TV anime BEASTARS

“FIGHT DUB CLUB feat.J-REXXX, RUEED”
Official Theme Song of Basketball B.LEAGUE

“LOST IN PARADISE
Ending Theme of TV anime 呪術廻戦 [Jujutsu Kaisen; ENG: Sorcery Fight]

Videos

Staying in the Groove

Lyrics by Jua, Leo; Composition, Arrangement by ALI

One of their early releases. Falls into the Hip-Hop/Rap genre. Released on April 2019.

Wild Side

Lyrics by Jua, Leo; Composition, Arrangement by ALI

Their first hard copy single and their big break. Their first tie-up with TV anime Beastars. Released on November 2019.

LOST IN PARADISE feat. AKLO

Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by AKLO, ALI, LEO

Ending Theme of TV anime 呪術廻戦 [Jujutsu Kaisen; ENG: Sorcery Fight]. Released on October 2020.

Opinion

You can mix rap with anything, right? As long as you have some nice samples playing in the background and some bad-ass mixing and mastering. Point proven once again, as Alien Liberty International -or ALI for short-, managed to blend a number of music styles revolving around quite a few decades from the 20th century. Dance rhythms go well with their funky sound and to top that off, they inject their songs with some hip-hop and soul influences. That’s an international sound, alright. After enjoying the opening theme from Beastars, I started listening to their other songs and was not disappointed. Obviously, there is a least favorite song, but that’s only to be expected. If you’re wondering which one, it’s their first single, “True Fiction”. I felt that from “Staying in the Groove” onwards, the quality of their songs started improving. That being said though, I feel that Jua -one of the former members who was doing the rapping- was an important part of the ALI dynamics. Him going back and forth in three different languages or so, the quality of his voice, the musical dialogues between Leo -the lead vocalist- and himself were elements that made ALI stand out when compared to other funk bands. But that’s old news now. And although it’s nice to see Alien Liberty International collaborate with other artists, I am still uncertain of how I feel about their new ensemble. On the bright side though, them keeping their gray-scale shots in their videos is cool and all, as the directing works really well with their colorful sound, giving us intense vibes from the underground-ish music scene.

Find Alien Liberty International (ALI) here:
Official Website // YouTube

Last updated on 17 Oct 2020.


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