Posted in Commentary, Music

am i Loyal, Brave, and True?

Back in the day, Mulan was my top favorite princess movie. And that opinion still stands today, because after 22 years, no other tale has been able to surpass my fondness for that one. It is also among only a few films i’ve rewatched multiple times over the years due to its quality and rewatchable factor. Continue reading “am i Loyal, Brave, and True?”

Posted in Review, Music

Reborn Vol.1: for better or worse

So, Arashi mentioned that ‘reborn’ is their theme or project for 2020, and upon the release of A-RA-SHI: Reborn, i knew that song was the first of (possibly) many to come. And based on the trend since last November, they seem to aim for monthly digital releases. Which, if true, is certainly good news, because new music is something i’ve been missing from them for a while now, especially since they haven’t released an original album for two years now. To our delight, they bundled three of their classic singles and released the old-but-new tracks under a digital EP called Reborn Vol.1. Continue reading “Reborn Vol.1: for better or worse”

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Entropy: it’s a Sweet Chaos… but i like.

When it comes to music releases, Day6’s is hardly predictable. When i thought i’ve figured out a certain pattern, they veer off course. For example, i thought they’re slated for mid-year and year-end releases now, they dropped their second record of the year just three months after their first — a full-length album at that; i thought they’ve transitioned into making happier and livelier songs, The Book of Us: Entropy shatters everything and throws us back into the emo loop; and when i expected to hear familiar tunes, this album houses new and different sounds from what the band has produced so far. Continue reading “Entropy: it’s a Sweet Chaos… but i like.”

Posted in List, Music

on the road to 5×20: favorite PVs

This was actually the next blog idea on my list after completing my first ‘on the road to 5×20’ post back in July last year. However, i realized that i didn’t have all of Arashi’s PVs that it might be quite unfair to sort my favorites just based on what i had in hand… But then, they release this 5×20 All the BEST!! CLIPS 1999-2019 containing 63 single PVs they’ve released so far except Brave, two of them are Natsu Hayate‘s (and 9 more clips from a tour, a b-side, and album lead tracks in the LE version), which seems to tell me that now i have no excuse not to work on this List. Continue reading “on the road to 5×20: favorite PVs”

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The Book of Us: this is our page

“Want you to come on out and have fun
Want us to have the time of our life”

Day6 is back with their fifth EP, The Book of Us: Gravity, prior to embarking on their second world tour starting next month. It arrives sort of a month late, since in the last two years, their summer records were released in June. So, i was waiting in anticipation for the album info in May and getting restless in the following month, until news was out in late June.

And the longer wait paid off well.
Because again, Day6 doesn’t disappoint.
Time of our life, the lead track, is the perfect summer bop to freshen up my current playlist. Continue reading “The Book of Us: this is our page”