Can I just take a moment and try not to vomit with delight! (nice way to put it, huh?)
UNRELATED: BEST DANCE BREAK EVER
Ugh, you guys. Will I ever tire?
Much like many others around the world, thanks to the commensurate and so very generous estherzax
I just heard CHANGE UR WORLD
properly for the first time, and their voices~~!! Holy shit on a stick!
Probably three or four weeks ago, I'd heard the preview and I was marveling without much shame how incredible Taguchi sounds in the hook. He's developed his vibrato and hearing him warble the words, "Kokoro daite~" put me in a fit. What the hell happened?
I'll tell you what happened! He ingested awesome sometime through this year. I mean when you listen to a song like The Distance
As you can see (hear?) he's the lead vocalist in this song, using the fine, almost bronze-like tenor to put so much soul in his notes, but there was a degree of difference. His voice back then was a bit uncontrolled; he sang the exact same way he expressed himself in speech. No cares for the listener, reckless, loud and with stamina to put most people to shame. They had to make full use of the echo-effect to balance out the ring of his Cs and Bs.
No doubt that is the lovable side to him, but I'd always experienced a bit of disappointment at how unpracticed he sounded at times because his note transitions were so sloppy and as much as he could hold a note to high heaven, he didn't use the right tone of vibrato, but now
, my friends, we have vocal chords made of syrup.
Now, however, I've been looking forward to his releases. Songs like SMILE
, and the sweet salacious goodness that was LOVE MUSIC.
He's proven to me that with a little tweak and practice, you too can coat everything in gold.
This is so surreal; I'm actually doing a full-on Guchi post without bringing in the cheap lulz
Surreal, indeed. I think Guchi just gained himself an official fan who isn't just feeling sorry for him. This is rabu; serious ,sharu we effing dansu, OH YEAH love.
Speaking of those with vocal chords made of SEX! Maru! Do I even really need to say it, girls? Such richness and no stickiness. DAI MANZOKU in this case. The part where I fell into a perfect mess on my bedroom floor was at the pure tastiness of the beginning. Kame comes in, not pulling any punches with his own butter vocals, but Hana complements him so well. And the lovely tongue-in-cheek way they had Maru sing about how the sky is far too high. OMG, I'm so ashamed; I used up half an entry on Guchi, and there's no doubt that I adored his part, but I have exhausted words. Forgive me, fellow Marumaru fans, but when win is this consistent I can only bask in it, not fail.
Did anyone else hear Ueda near the end of the preview recording. Yes, we get another glitter-lusty (kirameki wo~~~) soprano in this from the great and almighty hime, and he's been given so much room to throw stars, hearts, and attitude into his voice. Look forward to that PV, I'm telling you there's awesome in the cards next month!!
Koki's rap! Ugh! I can't! He's gone with a cool approach of keeping the rock feel in his rap, which is brilliant tribute to the incredible guitar riffs happening in the background and teh KORN-flavoured sound (holy hell, I'm so lame) has not let me down. I can't quite hear him that well under Kame's promo talk, but there's little question that he worked just as hard on these lyrics as he did in NMP, which I loved.
OK, I've talked your ear off enough over this. Translations~( English Lyrics )