Currently One OK Rock is probably the most successful Japanese band in the global market (besides Babymetal and Crossfaith of course) and they obviously do not intend to stop on their way to international fame anytime soon: they recently signed to Warner-owned US label Fueled By Ramen (known for bands like Paramore and Panic! at the Disco) where they will release their new album early next year. As a preview, they released a music video yesterday for one of the upcoming album’s songs and while it is a pretty nice track actually, it sees them drifting towards the radio friendly American mainstream rock sound even more than ever. Is that a good thing? Well, for them probably, as it can get them a real mainstream break overseas, but for their older fans, who preferred what they did on their earlier releases, it is not necessarily a good sign. Of course there is a chance that the rest of the album will be different, so let’s just wait till mid-January and see what they came up with. By the way, the album’s title will be Ambitions, it will be out on the 13th of January and it seems that globally it will only have a digital release, but in Japan, of course, it will be also available on CD, along with a bonus DVD, containing two music videos and some studio footage.

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01.Ambitions (Introduction)
02.Bombs Away
03.Taking Off
04.We Are
05.Jaded (feat. Alex Gaskarth)
06.Hard to Love
07.Bedroom Warfare
08.American Girls
09.I Was King
11.One Way Ticket
12.Bon Voyage
13.Start Again
14.Take What You Want (feat. 5 Seconds of Summer)

DVD (Japanese Edition Only)
01.Studio Jam Session Vol.3
02.We Are
03.Bombs Away