Review | Sir Vanity “HERO”

Sir Vanity steps up its game to deliver an electrifying performance in the new single “HERO“.

Sir Vanity consists of Yoshiki Nakajima (vocals and guitar), Yuichiro Umehara (vocals and guitar), Arte Refact’s Satoru Kuwabara (on bass/music composition), and taisei (VJ & Creative Director).

Title: HERO
Release date: 06/08/2021
Genre: Rock


1 - HERO

Track analysis:

1 – HERO

Sir Vanity is back with a new single in quick succession. This pleasant surprise brings us “HERO”, track featured as the theme song for the Tokyo Revengers stage play.

Now, when it comes to the track it is worth mentioning that this one is nothing like the band’s previous releases.

Shredding guitars and intense synths-piano combo take the stage. You can feel the urgency in their sound as guitars power their way through the track, while the song brings forth explosive, bassy drums and a crunchy bassline.

The little details in this song are beyond impressive.

The brief intermissions bring a dramatic element to their music, with the piano being responsible for creating an exquisite, rather theatrical soundscape in which Yoshiki Nakajima and Yuichiro Umehara’s somber vocals stand out.

HERO” flies by with its intensity and fast-paced, something that couldn’t be found in previous songs of theirs.

The drama, the little piano, and bass accents, and the vocal performances are all at a higher level than the – already high – level that the band has displayed since day one.

This is a song to put you on the edge of your seat. This is rock music in its most exciting form.


Sir Vanity's "HERO" is another step into fast-paced, hard-hitting rock music. Intense, punchy, and urgent, this song brings to the table the band's powerful rock sound alongside a couple of interesting details. Drama and theatricality found their way into this track, enhancing the raw emotions in the lyrics and performances by Yoshiki Nakajima and Yuichiro Umehara. Absolute masterclass, "HERO" is Sir Vanity's best song to date.


Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Also, the only person managing everything The Hand That Feeds HQ related. In 2011, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. You may find me writing almost essays whenever music is really good (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).





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