With smooth vocals and an irresistible beat, singer-songwriter MIREI tells a true-crime love tale in “Sell Me Your Love.” The song references “the real-life stabbing incident in 2019 that took place in Kabukicho (known for being the red-light district of Tokyo) where a woman fatally knifed her then-boyfriend who was working as a nightclub host.”
What we love most about MIREI is her storytelling ability. Her storytelling skills genuinely shine as “Sell Me Your Love” distinctively puts listeners in the main character’s mindset. Detailing the woman’s thought process and what made her commit such a horrific crime.
And while “Sell Me Your Love” references a tragic event, the record also talks about idol culture and the host club atmosphere. A press release speaks more on this topic.
“They say love is priceless, but can I buy your love…?” reflects MIREI. “The incident illustrates the similarity between the host club business and the risky relationships between idols and fans bonding through handshake events, or between artists and performers who market towards fans into buying glimpses of their personal lives. The Beatles made their hit record, ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ more than 50 years ago, but society now has become the complete opposite; more than ever, the concept of ‘love’ is portrayed in numbers and money, as we pay for ‘likes’ and ask for ‘donations’ on social media to measure people’s love towards yourself to value your recognition and worth through them. The question we now constantly ask ourselves in this new society is, ‘How much is your ‘love’?’”
Check out MIREI’s Sell Me Your Love below!