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Song title
  • "ECHO"
Published October 8, 2014, with 5,903,000+ Niconico views, 41,561,000+ YouTube views, and 308,300+ SoundCloud views
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BackgroundEdit

It's been a while, hasn't it? In what kind of world do we have to twist and turn to become who we want to be? Do we have to trust ourselves? Can we trust ourselves? Was my stuffed teddy bear's name actually 'Bear Bear' or was he a figment of my imagination? Can I trust myself on that? Sometimes I wonder where Bear Bear went. I never saw him after I moved from my childhood home. Was he even real? Can he hear me now? Would he be proud?
—Author's comment
"ECHO" is an original song by CIRCRUSH, a collaboration between Crusher and CircusP. It became very popular shortly after its upload on Nico Nico, reaching #1 on Weekly VOCALOID Ranking and receiving many derivative works. The name of the character in the video is "Primadonna".

The lyrics to "ECHO" are vague, and can be interpreted in many different ways; Crusher has expressly stated that there is no particular meaning to ECHO's lyrics, and that some fans have explained the lyrics better than Crusher could herself.[1]

This song has entered the Hall of Legend and exceeded over 10 million YouTube views. Hence this is one of Crusher's most notable songs, one of CircusP's most notable songs, and one of GUMI's most notable songs.

This song has been featured on TBS's ranking show "Rank Oukoku" as 2nd most popular VOCALOID song of 2014 on Niconico Video.[2][3] "ECHO" is also available in JOYSOUND and Club DAM, allowing it to be sung in Japanese karaoke bars.[4]

Succeeding versionsEdit

Remastered ver.
ECHO remastered
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
Crusher
Categories Succeeding version
Piano Version
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
Crusher, CircusP, Ditsy (video)
Categories Succeeding version
CIRCRUSH sings ECHO
SoundCloud logo
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Producers
Crusher, CircusP (vocals), MystSaphyr (illust)
Categories Human self-cover
Kazoo Version
SoundCloud logo
[sc]
Producers
Crusher
Categories Succeeding version, arrangement
The Living Tombstone Remix
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[yt]
Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
The Living Tombstone (remix), Crusher (illust), Fruutella (VSQ), Orko (guitar), Andrew Duemig (video effects)
Categories Succeeding version
Utsu-P remix
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Featuring
GUMI English
Categories Succeeding version
Teniwoha remix
Crusher-P - CONCIENTIA
Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
Teniwoha (remix)
Categories Succeeding version
Description
This remix is featured on Crusher-P's album, CONCIENTIA.

LyricsEdit

The clock stopped ticking forever ago
How long have I been up? I don't know
I can't get a grip, but I can't let go
There wasn't anything to hold onto, though

Why can't I see,
Why can't I see
All the colors
That you see?

Please can I be,
Please can I be
Colorful and free?

What the hell's going on?
Can someone tell me please
Why I'm switching faster than the channels on TV

I'm black, then I'm white
No! Something isn't right!
My enemy's invisible
I don't know how to fight

The trembling fear
Is more than I can take
When I'm up against
The echo in the mirror

ECHO...

I'm gonna burn my house down
Into an ugly black
I'm gonna run away now
And never look back

I'm gonna burn my house down
Into an ugly black
I'm gonna run away now
And never look back

I'm gonna burn my house down
Into an ugly black
I'm gonna run away now
And never look back

I'm gonna burn my house down
Into an ugly black
I'm gonna run away now
And never look back

I'm gonna burn my house down
And never look back
And never look back
AND NEVER LOOK BACK

What the hell's going on?
Can someone tell me please
Why I'm switching faster than the channels on TV

I'm black, then I'm white
No! Something isn't right!
My enemy's invisible
I don't know how to fight

What the hell's going on?
Can someone tell me please
Why I'm switching faster than the channels on TV

I'm black, then I'm white
No! Something isn't right!
My enemy's invisible
I don't know how to fight

The trembling fear
Is more than I can take
When I'm up against
The echo in the mirror

The trembling fear
Is more than I can take
When I'm up against
The echo in the mirror

DerivativesEdit

Rylitha's AHS Trio cover
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Featuring
Producers
Rylitah (tuning, VSQ lyrics conversion)
Categories VOCALOID Cover; Chorus
Description
MP3 download link is here.
Avi Moon's PowerFX Family cover
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Featuring
Producers
Avi Moon
Categories VOCALOID Cover; Chorus; Mashup
kimzipsin's cover ft. SeeU
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Featuring
Producers
kimzipsin (tuning, mixing)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Ultimatemariolover's cover ft. KAITO
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
Ultimatemariolover (tuning, mixing)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Description
MP3 download link is here.
St. Derp's cover ft. Merli
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
St. Derp
Categories VOCALOID Cover
JorroTreul's cover ft. Utatane Piko
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
JorroTreul (tuning, mixing, VSQ lyrics conversion)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Seiho524's cover ft. Kagamine Len
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
Seiho524 (tuning, mixing)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
KazukoP's cover ft. YUU
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
KazukoP, InochiPM
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Eris' cover ft. Fukase
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
Eris
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Jade S.'s cover ft. Camui Gackpo
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
Jade S. (illust, tuning, VSQx)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Shiogama's cover ft. Kohaku Merry
Niconico logo
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Featuring
Kohaku Merry (Trapeze)
Producers
Shiogama (tuning), hikage (mixing), tama (UST), Neochroma (VCCV English lyrics conversion)
Categories UTAU Cover
fmcaddy12's cover ft. Equinox
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Featuring
Equinox
Producers
fmcaddy12 (tuning, UST conversion) Ashita-Tsukiloid (UST)
Categories UTAU Cover

Azure's cover
Niconico logo
[nn]
Producers
Azure (vocals)
Categories Human Cover
Noir's cover
Niconico logo
[nn]
Producers
Noir (vocals)
Categories Human Cover
riza's cover
Niconico logo
[nn]
Producers
riza (vocals)
Categories Human Cover
Mes's cover
Niconico logo
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Producers
Mes (vocals), Eon (mixing), ajimita (illust), Michikora (movie)
Categories Human Cover
Araki's cover
Niconico logo
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Producers
Araki (vocals), Araki (cover, arrange), Shino (guitar)
Categories Human cover; Remix
Wotamin's cover
Niconico logo
[nn]
Producers
Wotamin (vocals), Mabudachi (mixing)
Categories Human cover
Kradness's cover
Niconico logo
[nn][yt]
Producers
Kradness (vocals), TomoboP (mixing)
Categories Human cover
JubyPhonic's cover
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[yt]
Producers
JubyPhonic (vocals), CircusP (mixing), Mystsaphyr (video)
Categories Human cover
Reol's cover
Niconico logo
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Producers
Reol (vocals), Giga-P (vocals, mixing)
Categories Human cover
AmaLee's cover
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[yt]
Producers
AmaLee (vocals), dj-Jo (remix), LuLuSeason (illust)
Categories Human cover
Chalili's cover
Niconico logo
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Producers
Chalili (vocals), N.U. (screams), Cally Q (rap lyrics), GongJun (mixing), Nanji (encode), Tsukamoto.G (video), Fade (illust)
Categories Human cover
Melt's cover
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[yt]
Producers
Meltberry (vocals)
Categories Human cover;

DIVELA's remix
Niconico logo
[nn]
Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
Categories Remix
ikapi's dubstep remix
Niconico logo
[nn]
Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
ikapi
Categories Remix
ryogo's arrange cover
Niconico logo
[nn]
Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
ryogo (music, video), Maki (illust)
Categories Remix
aru's rock arrange cover ft. Megurine Luka
Niconico logo
[nn][yt]
Featuring
Producers
aru (cover, arrange, chorus)
Categories VOCALOID Cover; Remix
Description
Download and off-vocal links are here and here.
Sakasafukurou's piano cover
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[yt]
Producers
Sakasafukurou
Categories Remix
dj-Jo's remix
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[yt][sc]
Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
dj-Jo (remix, video), LuLuSeason (illust)
Categories Remix
Yunosuke's remix
Niconico logo
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
Yunosuke (remix)
Categories Remix
PLAMA's remix ft. Kagamine Rin & Len
Niconico logo
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Featuring
Producers
PLAMA (remix)
Categories Remix
YusukeKira's arrange
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
YusukeKira (arrange, tuning), Ekkoberry (illust, PV)
Categories Arrange

enokida_k's PV
Niconico logo
[nn]
Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
enokida_k
Categories Fanmade PV
Description
A kinetic typography PV.
MikuMikuMina's MMD PV
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
MikuMikuMina
Categories MMD PV

ヒビカセ × ECHO
Niconico logo
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Translation Hibikase × ECHO
Featuring
Hatsune Miku, GUMI English
Producers
Usana
Categories Mashup
Description
A mash-up of Giga-P's "Hibikase" and "ECHO". It was included in the 2015 Niconico Cho Party.[5]
Kahoot In The Mirror
SoundCloud logo
[sc]
Featuring
Producers
fmccaddy12
Categories Mashup
「MAD」 Gravity Falls
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Featuring
GUMI English, Mes
Producers
sakicchi
Categories Parody
Description
A parody PV featuring DIpper Pines from the TV series Gravity Falls. Added vocals from Mes's cover are added into GUMI's version.
「MAD」 Undertale
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
BillNight Cipher
Categories Parody
Description
A parody PV of the song featuring Frisk from the RPG game Undertale.

Other media appearancesEdit

LiteratureEdit

On October 8, 2015, the one year anniversary of the song, it was announced that ECHO would be receiving a Japanese novel adaption.[6] It will be written by Akira and illustrated by Oguchi, one of the official illustrators for Kantai Collection.[7] A promotional video was uploaded on February 12, 2016. An English translation of the novel was released.

DiscographyEdit

This song was featured in the following albums:

ConcertsEdit

This song has been performed as part of the setlist for the Vocaloid performance at Niconico Cho Party 2015, as a remix/duet with Hibikase.

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first song by a western VOCALOID producer to enter the Hall of Legend.
  • The song was originally to be sung by Megurine Luka. CircusP cites himself as the reason why it ended up being sung by GUMI.[8]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Thanks for 800,000 views! - Google+
  2. TBS Television: Rank Oukoku
  3. ECHO on TV - KEEPING IT SURREAL (blog post)
  4. ECHO in a Club DAM karaoke bar - KEEPING IT SURREAL (blog post)
  5. @CCrusherP: I had no idea that the Echo x Hibikase mash up was the second song in the nico cho party
  6. @PHPcomix
  7. ECHO novel website
  8. Let's try to tune Nana English [Attempt 2

External linksEdit

OfficialEdit

UnofficialEdit

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