If i were to put the theme songs Arashi has sung for the members’ individual acting projects into groups, i guess Ohno’s would be my favorite. Except I seek, his has been the dark mysterious kind with prominent beats — Truth, Monster, Face down, Daremo shiranai — and Tsunagu is no different. Continue reading “Tsunagu: don’t wanna let you go”
💜 Are you ready?
💚 Are you having fun?
💙 Are you hungry?
❤ Are you Arashians?
💛 Are you happy?
My answer was a resounding “Yes!” to all of the above. Yes, including ‘hungry’ too, since i prefer to watch concert DVDs/Blu-rays in the evening, so by the time these questions were asked after the first three songs, my stomach could take in some late-night snacks. Haha. Continue reading “Are You Happy? Start!”
If you think Japonism Show in Arena is simply the Arena version of Japonism Tour, then you are: 1) underestimating Arashi’s concert leader, Matsumoto Jun, and 2) dead wrong. Continue reading “Hora issho ni: “okaeri””
Here is my current obsession, be it under the K-pop umbrella or music scene in general. Day6 ain’t the first band in the K-pop industry yet is the first i truly like. And i think i got it pretty bad this time. Continue reading “Day6 for seven days a week”
A month after the first reveal/performance of I’ll be there, my opinions still stand. I barely has anything else to add to that, and given how it remains on my ‘like’ status since then, i don’t think it’ll make it to my ‘love’ status. Not a bad thing by all means, but it probably won’t stay in my playlist as long as Arashi’s previous singles or even its B-sides. Continue reading “The treasure in my life to stay gold”
How many times have you repeated I’ll be there performance from Wednesday’s FNS? I myself have lost count. Although i’m the type who loops songs i like for hours or days on end until i get sick of ’em, in case of Arashi’s new music release, i do so to familiarize myself with the tune, and to see if i’ll end up liking it. Oftentimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
As for the upcoming single, it took only an hour or two to grow on me. Continue reading “The five yous I’ll Be There for”
What do sequels, remakes, and recycled songs have in common? They will always be compared with the original, which 99% of the time is better. Naturally, there are exceptions, but when i am already loving the original, i’d usually eschew the later versions. Which isn’t so easy in the last case. I mean, with music, you can hear it playing anytime anywhere without making an active effort to look for it.
Anyway, this time i’ll talk about one of that 1% — an oldie but goldie song titled True Colors.
Continue reading “new shades of True Colors”
It’s been a while since my last music post, and four long years since my last Valentine’s Day post.
Now, i certainly never intended to make a yearly Val’s Day edition post, neither did i try to make recommended song blog series, mainly because my writing force is largely on whim than planned, but i chanced upon Michael Bublé’s new single over the weekend and thought it could be a fitting if not perfect song for this occasion. Continue reading “[MV] I Believe in You – Michael Bublé”
It’s official: Don’t you get it is Arashi’s crack PV. As well as Making-of. It’s their best in recent years, if not ever. Continue reading “To my homies: Are You ready to be Happy?”
I don’t remember ever been as keen on and impatient for Arashi’s upcoming album or PV as i currently am for Are You Happy? and Don’t you get it. Don’t get me wrong; i always look forward to their next projects and releases, but my excitement for the dorks’ 15th studio album is on a whole different level thanks to the record’s concept/theme and cover(s) as well as the lead track’s previews and live performance on Music Station last night. Continue reading “You get it, don’t you?”