I just found out from a friend that due to a legal issue in the U.S., Versailles was forced to change their name. They entreated their fans for help and got many wonderful and creative responses. The name the band settled on is Versailles -Philharmonic Quintet-. Not only have they changed their name, they have also released a new single, “PRINCE“. There new single can be downloaded for FREE at this website: www.hearjapan.com/store/album_info/PRINCE. The free download is apart of a special promotion for the band under their new name and way for the band to thank all their fans. More information about this change can be found at my friend’s website here: http://drotaku82.blogspot.com/2008/09/versailles-gets-new-band-name.html

I have already downloaded the new single. It’s really beautiful. Kamijo’s voice just keeps getting better. I noticed the change in his way of singing when he first created Versailles and after their first album “NOBLE” I was really impressed. The band continues to thrill me with this single “PRINCE“. I have to listen to the lyrics more closely when I’m not in the middle of preparing for class! XD However, as I said before, it is a really beautiful song. It isn’t as driving as Aristocratic Symphony. As I sit here and listen to it now, I’m thinking of an aristocratic –if now conflicted young noble– riding his horse though the forest while it’s snowing. Definitely a winter time song in my eyes; I’ve already added it to my playlist. ^^ The melody and tempo are nice with awesome guitar work as always. Go download it and enjoy!