Composition/Arrangement/Lyrics: kors k
Genre: HAPPY HARDCORE
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED
Other Music Game Appearances: None.
we can fly away... 翼広げ あの光の向こうへ 広がる新しい世界 果てしなく続く夢を飛び越え we can fly away we can fly away
we can fly away... tsubasa hiroge ano hikari no mukou e hirogaru atarashii sekai hateshinaku tsuzuku yume wo tobi koe we can fly away we can fly away
we can fly away... Spread your wings and head out to that light Where a new world spreads out Fly away, crossing over an endless dream we can fly away we can fly away
Song Connections / Remixes
- A long version of HORIZON, titled HORIZON (OMEGA FORCE Mix), appears on teranoid's teranoid overground edition album.
- Another long version of HORIZON, titled HORIZON ~OMEGA FORCE update~, appears on LIA's compilation album SPECTRUM RAYS.
- A rearranged long version of HORIZON appears on kors k's first album, Ways For Liberation.
- HORIZON received its own G2 ARTS.
- LIA is a well-known vocalist in the J-Trance, eurobeat and happy hardcore scene, who has provided vocals for anime, videogames and even VOCALOID software, providing voice work for the IA voice bank.
- HORIZON is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from March 6th, 2019, after purchasing its NORMAL, HYPER, and ANOTHER charts with BITs.
Song Production Information
Sometimes it feels like I have to hold myself to low standards to be able to actually release a track for use on the floor or in games, but this time I've made a track that even I'm very satisfied with. This song features LIA, who is known for singing some of the great happy hardcore anthems. Lia's voice gave me goose bumps even during recording, and it felt like I had a glimpse of heaven for just a moment. This time I'm not so much happy about having been able to finish a song; my true pleasure is being able to deliver this wonderful singing to everyone.
I had a cold on the day we recorded HORIZON, and my nose kept running in the recording booth. All the recording staff were worried. I was worried, since I had to sing nasally to hit all the high notes in this song, but kors k seemed really happy with every take. I had the chance to hear the song after editing was finished, and it came out very well. I think a lot of people will enjoy playing this song.
Video Production Information
This is the second movie of the series that starts with Secret of Love. in fact, there's a common theme ...
"To somewhere, that's not here"
The lyrics and the title of the song made it easy to work within this theme. A girl who can't see the horizon hopes to find it; A girl whose life is the horizon aims for something even farther. Like the lyrics, I worked with an image of a young lady wishing for the appearance of a new world.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated 1 to 8+ in IIDX RED, and from 1 to 12 from HAPPY SKY onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED||-||5||6||N/A||-||5||6||N/A||-|
|beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→Present||-||5||↑7||8||-||5||↑7||9||-|
|beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED CS||2||5||6||8||-||5||6||8||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||5||7||8||-||5||7||9||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||-||5||7||8||-||-||-||-||-|