Siren (Asian Kung-Fu Generation song)

"Siren" (サイレン, Sairen) is a song by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the lead single of their second full-length studio album, Sol-fa, on April 4, 2004. With the band's then-newly emerging popularity, the single managed to debut at number two on the Oricon charts. Although the song's B-side, "Siren#," shares a nearly identical title with the single, the two are somewhat different from each other. While both retain the same instrumental, the lyrics and melody of "Siren#" are different from that of "Siren." In a sense, "Siren#" can be considered a continuation or a remix of its A-side.[1]

Single by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
from the album Sol-fa
ReleasedApril 4, 2004
FormatCD single, Maxi-single
StudioFolio Sound
Landmark Studio
GenreIndie rock
Producer(s)Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Asian Kung-Fu Generation singles chronology
"Kimi to Iu Hana"
"Loop & Loop"
Back cover

Music video

The music video for "Siren" and "Siren#" were directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. The video presented a sweeping tour past a suspension bridge and through a city by translucent astral projections of the band. As the end of the song, Masafumi Gotoh walk toward the camera, put his hand in front of it and then he slowly disappeared. For "Siren#", the video presented in the same way as Siren, but with different scenes. The Siren# video ends with Gotoh followed by other members exit from film set.

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Masafumi Gotoh; all music is composed by Masafumi Gotoh and Takahiro Yamada.

1."Siren" (サイレン Sairen)5:28
2."Siren#2" (サイレン#2 Sairen#2)6:13
Total length:11:41



Year Chart Peak
2004 Oricon 2


  1. "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION: "Siren" (サイレン)". ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Official Website. Ki/oon Records Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-25. External link in |work= (help) (in Japanese)
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