Jul 12, 2014

【EP1 release】 LIGHT&BITTER - We Are

We are proud to finally release our first EP, We Are!!
This is the compilation of Lizts's and Riido's previously released originals / in-progress originals before the formation of LIGHT&BITTER, revamped and refurbished.
It includes a short introduction manga regarding who we are, we hope you enjoy reading it as much as Remo enjoyed drawing it.

This also marks our debut into Vocallective, a VOCALOID and UTAU music label. We are honoured to have been accepted, thank you very much.

This is our complementary free album to celebrate the formation and debut of LIGHT&BITTER.
However, we appreciate any donations and feedback via email. Thank you very much!!

With this, our "training camp" hiatus starts! We wish you well and we will see you in a few months!

Jul 7, 2014

6/7+ News

First off, a formal apology for the lack of news updates!

Currently, we've experienced a series of unfortunate events, including:
- Lizts on indefinite hiatus [due to work]
- Busier schedule for Remo + Riido
- Lack of professional mixer

Due to the latter, La Partida; Calma was unable to receive a more official mix and will be released as-heard on the YT video.

Our first EP will be released on Friday, July 12th!!
It is a free album to celebrate the start and progress of L&B, and we are very excited to share with you a short 3-pg manga depicting ourselves.
It consists of our 3 released songs and lyrics.
We're very happy to finally release ittttt

Finally, and sadly,
LIGHT&BITTER will go on hiatus for ~3 months.
This is to further organize and plan around Lizts's absence, as well as to develop our mixing skills and for the remaining Riido and Remo to familiarize with each other's style.
Of course, we are also managing real-life events, we apologize for the inconvenience.

We'll try to update the blog with tidbits and news into our "training camp" hiatus.
Currently, we are scheduled to queue songs and even make a game depending on how things go.
Stay tuned and pressure us every now and then☆

May 19, 2014

May news

Sorry sorry for the late post. We ran into unfortunate circumstances and a work schedule for one member, but now we're easing back into making songs. Also schedule is looking busy for most of us, so our rate of work is predicted to be slower.
Shorter news segment this month.

  1. Our first EP - 99% completed! See ↓ for details.
  2. La Partida; Calma - Riido's song for the MAIKA contest! Azureflux of Vocallective and VO.net offered us a spot on his MAIKA-exclusive CD! We will have the finished mp3 very soon, and with it, the release of our EP.
  3. Trailer video - It seems god-forbid June is maybe this video's release date...
  1. Artbook - Ideas are slowly starting to crank for this project. Remo is planning for a late-year release around December or so, but it's a temporary placeholder. If you have any particular artworks you'd like to see regarding LIGHT&BITTER, please email Remo.

May 5, 2014

【Art】 La Partida; Calma [Departure; Calm]

【Lyrics】 La Partida; Calma [Departure; Calm]

Music | Art
lyrics by Riido

No sé que pasó
Por qué así todo terminó
Tenía mucho para dar
No me diste la oportunidad
Hice el esfuerzo por seguir
Mas nunca pensé en mi
Fuiste el porque de mi vivir
Y ahora te vas

Si, quien desconfio fui yo
Pero fue con razón
Pues nunca demostraste ser mejor
Sin mas, te dejé de importar
Para qué mirar atrás
No puedo--

Siempre te esperaré
Nunca admitiré el adiós
Sin ti no creo poder seguir
Dices que es lo mejor
Pero sin ti
No puedo

Qué necesidad
De traicionar a tu otra mitad
Querias a otro corazón
No me vengas con perdón
Di todo lo que soy
Para que olvides tu dolor
Pero de recompensa
Te burlaste de mi amor

Qué, si el odio me consumió
Si la ira me cegó
A gritos descargo mi dolor
Al fin, la tormenta ya pasó
Y puedo decir adiós

Ya no te esperaré,
Nunca mereciste mi amor
Y me perdiste
Fuiste de lo mejor
Lo fuiste

El cielo ya despejó
Y mi futuro veo hoy
La esperanza vive en mi
Siento que lo mejor
Fue el adiós
Lo siento
I don't know what happened
Why everything ended up like this
I had so much to give
You didn't give me the opportunity
I made the effort to go on
Though I never cared about myself
You were my reason for living
And now you're leaving

Yes, I was the one who distrusted
But I had reasons
Because you never showed to be better
Just like that, I ceased to be important to you
"Why look back..?"
I can't...

I'll always wait for you
I'll never admit goodbye
I don't believe I can go on without you
You say this is for the best
But without you
I can't...

What is the need to
betray "your other half"?
You were in love with another heart
Don't come to me with "I'm sorry"
I gave everything I am
For you to forget your pain
But in reward
You mocked my love

So what, if hatred consumed me
If anger blinded me
Screaming, I relieve my pain
At last, the storm has passed
And I can say goodbye

I won't wait for you anymore
You never deserved my love
And so you lost me
You were the best
You were.

The sky cleared
And I can see my future today
Hope lives in me
I feel that the best
Was the goodbye
I'm sorry

【Music】 La Partida; Calma [Departure; Calm]

Composition | lyrics | PV: Riido
Piano | mix: Lizts
Tuning | art | PV: Remo

NNDLyrics | Art

Our entry into MAIKA's original song contest!
And with this, we are finished with our 3-song compilation for our first EP!
With just a few more edits, we will publish it very soon.
There will be a short introductory manga, so please be sure to check it out!

Apr 18, 2014

April News

We will start up a monthly news update to keep everyone notified on what's going on with LIGHT&BITTER, what things to expect / look forward to.
We'll post quick blurbs in the Discussion section of our YT channel, but the blog will go in-depth and even sneak some previews in, who knows.
Otherwise, we've set up a rough schedule of 1 song release per month, hence 2 albums per year if things go well.
We will try our best to be diligent


  1. Our first EP is well under way! This is the promised free album we've been talking about ever since our debut. It will feature "Tuesday Love Blues," "My Sadako Girl," and "La Partida; Calma." Currently, we are roughly 70% completed and tanking throughhhh
  2. "La Partida; Calma" - this is Riido's first song with LIGHT&BITTER, as well as our entry for the MAIKA contest. If Remo's word means anything, it's utterly amazing☆ An unused scene for the PV has been posted, which you can view here.
    We will definitely upload this before May.
  3. Trailer video - A basic outline has already been drafted. Ideally, this will be released in early May, but realistically closer to mid- / late- May [or god forbid, June].
  4. Tumblr - Having another outlet with the VOCALOID community! This opening hasn't started yet, but after our EP release we will get to it as soon as we can.
  1. Covers - we are thinking of making covers with our own take on the instrumentals. This idea is still in its infancy, currently we haven't really given it serious thought. If this plan does follow through, Riido will provide vocals or another VOCALOID will be singing. The schedule will go around 2 weeks per cover, depending on circumstances during the time.
  2. Artbook - This is more of a solo project by Remo than a group project, but the digital-only artbook will contain full versions of PV scenes [if any are unposted by L&B blog or Remo's personal blog], sketches / concepts, and any unreleased art relating to L&B. Since Remo essentially uploads 90% - 98% of artworks, this will most likely be a very slow project to accumulate... unless suggestions are given regarding what the community would like to see in this potential artbook.

Apr 7, 2014

MAIKA contest entry...

Rii doing a test render LIGHT&BITTER's entry for the MAIKA contest

coming soon in 2025

Mar 18, 2014

【Art】 My Sadako Girl

【Lyrics】 My Sadako Girl

Music | Art
lyrics by Lizts + Remo

There's this girl who always hides her face
No one knew how she looked,
it was all just an empty space.
But that fateful day, I have caught a glimpse
And couldn't seem to believe with my eyes
Right there, I was mesmerized

But even past her chilling sight,    
With sweeping hair dark as the night
Was a light that shines my days so bright

But wait, something's not right
There's only 7 days now left in my life

Something had changed inside of me,
I didn't know how it could be
But deep inside my heart,
knew that we are so apart
But even when she passed me by,
I looked into her eyes
And it took a while for me to see,
that she's so perfect for me

Am I being too hasty
Or maybe I'm just going crazy
Or did I read this wrong
There's no way this love goes this strong
Yet my mind is telling me that I shouldn't go and run away
Though I'll die that day
there is nothing left anyway

My dark fears all began to fade
These thoughts I'll tell it to her straight
Before all this becomes too late

I knew that I was cursed
But on the 7th day,
she burst to tears and put my mind to rest

I confessed, It's all okay
you don't have to be alone
'Cause time flies by with you behind me
These memories, I'll hold it dearly
and I will gladly give my life to you
So find your way and carry through

Something had changed inside of me,
I didn't know how it could be
And deep inside my heart,
knew that we are gonna part
But when I opened up my eyes
she went into the skies

And I see you again

【Music】 My Sadako Girl

Composition: Lizts
Tuning | art | PV: Remo
Lyrics: Lizts + Remo
mix by Fealow

NNDLyrics | Art

Song 2 of 3! This song will be included in an album download in the near future.

Re: It's my first time doing something so fancy with Vegas, I apologize for any odd errors. I'll improve making PVs too.

Mar 12, 2014

New Member

I am pleased to introduce a new member into LIGHT&BITTER, Riidoriido-P!

He will serve as composer and expand our genre of music.
Our first formal album will include songs from both composers, please look forward to it!

Mar 5, 2014


Unused scene / draft for our next song.
Song 2 of our 3-song-mini-album is well under way!
We hope to have the mini-album out by the end of March (or sooner), we hope you look forward to us!

Feb 14, 2014

【Lyrics】 Tuesday Love Blues

Music | Art
lyrics by Lizts

Tuesday afternoon, out of touch
digging out what's left of my soul
Then out of nowhere something glows
from the far end of the room
the waiting stops out of the blue

There I stood, mesmerized
as you walk down the hall, such a sweet delight
as this reeling feeling shakes me inside
Without thinking of it at all,
this is what I had said

‘Cause whoever you are, ohh
I will be right by your side
Oh baby,
I can't find the words to say
because maybe someday…

Wednesday morning blues just took me by
All my jazz, all my cool, have melted away
Oh, why did I act like a fool
but maybe so, I wish that I'd 
forgotten the things that day

I don't know what to do
so I turn and run back to you
Oh baby
But even though I tried so hard
not to give my love away, oh I can't say

‘Cause whoever you are, ohh
I will be right by your side
Oh baby, ohh
I can't find the notes to sing
Because maybe someday, I'll find a way
Even though I don't know for sure
I'll find a way

Because surely someday, I'll find a way

【Art】 Tuesday Love Blues

Tuesday Love Blues

【Music】 Tuesday Love Blues

Composition: Lizts
Tuning | art | PV: Remo
Lyrics: Lizts
vocal render by Laura-P

NNDLyrics | Art | DL

We are pleased to bring you Lizts's original, Tuesday Love Blues, re-tuned and re-mixed!
This song marks our debut as LIGHT&BITTER!

We are also preparing an introductory treat of a free album to celebrate our release - until then, we hope you will enjoy Luka and look forward to our originals.

Feb 11, 2014

Start Line

Hello, we are LIGHT&BITTER comprised of Lizts and Remo.
We are both extremely excited to debut as LIGHT&BITTER to bring more VOCALOID originals to the world.
This blog will serve as a home page to our works and profiles, as well as the crux of our updates.
Our channel links are provided in the side bar to your right, and the information page, profiles, and FAQ are at the above bar.

The blog will be organized into Music [composed by Lizts], Lyrics [co-written by Lizts and Remo], Art [by Remo], and Updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact Remo with questions or inquiries. Alternatively, the FAQ also holds some answers.

Thank you, we hope to show you our very best!