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Song title
  • "ECHO"
Published October 8, 2014, with 4,934,000+ Niconico views, 33,033,000+ YouTube views, and 249,300+ 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-P 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-P has expressly stated that there is no particular meaning to ECHO's lyrics, and that some fans have explained the lyrics better than Crusher-P could herself.[1]

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

This song is featured as a bonus track in Warner Japan's compilation album Download feat. 初音ミク, and 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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GUMI English
Producers
Crusher-P
Categories Succeeding version
Piano Version
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
Crusher-P, Circus-P, Ditsy (video)
Categories Succeeding version
CIRCRUSH sings ECHO
SoundCloud logo
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Producers
Crusher-P, Circus-P (vocals), MystSaphyr (illust)
Categories Human self-cover
Kazoo Version
SoundCloud logo
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Producers
Crusher-P
Categories Succeeding version, arrangement
The Living Tombstone Remix
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
The Living Tombstone (remix), Crusher-P (illust), Fruutella (VSQ), Orko (guitar), Andrew Duemig (video effects)
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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

AHS Trio Cover
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Rylitah (tuning, VSQ lyrics conversion)
Categories VOCALOID cover; Chorus
Description
MP3 download link is here.
PowerFX Family Cover
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Avi Moon
Categories VOCALOID cover; Chorus; Mashup
MAIKA's Cover
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Featuring
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Categories VOCALOID cover
SeeU's Cover
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Featuring
Producers
김짚신 (tuning, mixing)
Categories VOCALOID cover
KAITO's Cover
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Featuring
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Ultimatemariolover (tuning, mixing)
Categories VOCALOID cover
Description
MP3 download link is here.
Merli's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
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St. Derp
Categories VOCALOID cover
Piko's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
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JorroTreul (tuning, mixing, VSQ lyrics conversion)
Categories VOCALOID cover
Len's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
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Seiho524 (tuning, mixing)
Categories VOCALOID cover
YUU's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
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KazukoP, InochiPM
Categories VOCALOID cover
Tianyi's Chinese Cover
bilibili logo
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Featuring
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creuzer (tuning, translyrics, VSQ lyrics conversion)
Categories VOCALOID cover
Fukase's Cover
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[yt]
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Eris
Categories VOCALOID cover
Gackpo's Cover
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Jade S. (illust, tuning, VSQx)
Categories VOCALOID cover
Merry's Cover
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Featuring
Kohaku Merry (Trapeze)
Producers
Shiogama (tuning), hikage (mixing), tama (UST), Neochroma (VCCV English lyrics conversion)
Categories UTAU cover

Azure's Cover
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Producers
Azure (vocals)
Categories Human cover
Noir's Cover
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Producers
Noir (vocals)
Categories Human cover
riza's Cover
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riza (vocals)
Categories Human cover
Mes's Cover
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Producers
Mes (vocals), Eon (mixing), ajimita (illust), Michikora (movie)
Categories Human cover
Araki's Cover
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Producers
Araki (vocals), Araki (cover, arrange), Shino (guitar)
Categories Human cover; Remix
Wotamin's Cover
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Producers
Wotamin (vocals), Mabudachi (mixing)
Categories Human cover
Kradness's Cover
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Producers
Kradness (vocals), TomoboP (mixing)
Categories Human cover
JubyPhonic's Cover
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Producers
JubyPhonic (vocals), Circus-P (mixing), Mystsaphyr (video)
Categories Human cover
Reol's Cover
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Producers
Reol (vocals), Giga-P (vocals, mixing)
Categories Human cover
AmaLee's Cover
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Producers
AmaLee (vocals), dj-Jo (remix), LuLuSeason (illust)
Categories Human cover
Chalili's Cover
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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

DIVELA's Remix
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
Categories Remix
ikapi's Dubstep Remix
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
ikapi
Categories Remix
ryogo's Arrange Cover
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Featuring
GUMI English
Producers
ryogo (music, video), Maki (illust)
Categories Remix
-Rock Arrange ver.-
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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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Producers
Sakasafukurou
Categories Remix
dj-Jo's Remix
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GUMI English
Producers
dj-Jo (remix, video), LuLuSeason (illust)
Categories Remix
Yunosuke's Remix
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GUMI English
Producers
Yunosuke (remix)
Categories Remix
PLAMA's Remix
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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
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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
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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
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Featuring
Producers
fmccaddy12
Categories Mashup
「MAD」 Gravity Falls
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Featuring
GUMI English, Mes
Producers
sakicchi
Categories Parody
「MAD」 Undertale
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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.

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. Circus-P 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

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UnofficialEdit