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BTW. The title is the lamest again ugh.
So as you all probably know, Takaino dropped a bomb in the latest episode of Itajan where members try to reveal a secret they have been keeping since debut. Inoo said ever so calmly, as if it will not make the shippers squirm, he and Takaki would sometimes have phonecalls that would last for more than an hour.
And here I am,couldn't possibly ignore the biggest plot twist in Hey! Say! JUMP history (lol it's not).
tasuku_kyota has always been prompting me to write for the longest time. So here ya go~
But mind y'all that this is just my second time writing a fanfic and I'm still learning so this might not give justice to the strongest canon (so far) Takaino have thrown.
P.S. I'M STILL NOT OVER IT. FREAKING TAKAINOO IS CANON.
Okay nevermind that rambling, it not really a big deal and I'm not here to talk about that. But in relation to that, I've downloaded the digital copy of the single and would like to give my opinion of the songs in it including a //little// talk about the PV and making of Give Me Love song.
Give Me Love
Matured. That's the word to describe this song. Away from the usual happy-go-lucky, whimsical image of JUMP. TaDaiki previewed this song on their radio show, BayJUMP, and also this is the closing song for Yamada's drama, Cain and Abel. With that, I already know the song and wasn't excited anymore because I was so convinced that the almost 4-minute preview will be the official version. But I was wrong. Again. Everyone did well in this song, though the line distribution wasn't the best and few lines were given to the "lesser-known" members. But what caught me off guard is the second verse. The moment when the beat dropped, I literally let out an amused gasped. More when Yuya's line came that got me to a sitting position. Just a bummer that that phrase was his only solo line in the whole damn song *cough cough biased cough.* And that's it. The rest of the song was just meh because again, I heard from the previews several times already. Bad side of preview really.
About the PV, I've seen it and to be brutally honest, I don't fully understand what it's all about. I enjoyed the concept of acting and the several rooms with IKEA-showroom style (not that we have IKEA here in my country but hey we have google here.) What I understand was that Yamada, Inoo, and Yabu; Chinen, Keito and Hika; and Yuto, Daiki, and Yuya are living in the same world. Each scenarios show desperation or in need for love and affection. But that's it really. A lot of questions has been bothering me like why is Yamada looking at the camera at the first and last scene? What's the connection of Keito, Yuya, and Yabu waiting in the park and and forgetting to bring umbrella in the context of the song? Again, what's the connection of burning in hot coffee? Why only focus on the interaction between YamaInooBu but not the other two worlds (not sure about this but I can't be bothered to rewatch the PV really)? If someone could explain it to me for me to enlightened, then it would be great. Because what it seems to me is that they just want to give love to us fans by giving fanservice (eg. InooBu anf especially in the YutoYamaChi section.) I've seen a lot of screencaps with the 3 and to be honest, that's the reason why I'm not really in the hype to watch the making.
Whenever I listen to this song, I could imagine myself being stuck in a Traffic Jam and honking my horn together with the beat of the song or the feeling of listening to this during a long road trips back to the busy city from a week of vacation. Damn, I love matured JUMP. The intro was Yama and verses of it has pairs singing (not really sure but based on my ear's judgement, Yuto-Chinen; Daiki-Yuya; Keito-Yabu; Inoo-Hikaru,) making me pleased because everyone got their spotlight. Not to mention Keito's "thing" (don't know the technical term) at the bridge. YES KEITO, GOOD JOB. YOUR HARD WORK IS FINALLY GETTING PAYED OFF.
And Keito again with the opening. I'm so happy that they're giving him attention now. Same feeling with Yabu also standing out. But for sure, this song is Keito's. I can imagine JUMP as rich boys being arrogant like those Western MV about raining cash,
Baby I Love You
This song was also previewed in BayJUMP and at that moment I know I'm gonna love this song. One thing, because it is sort of a band song, and if you know me or you've read my past entry (in which you don't because really, who would waste time to read those irrelevant stuff?), I love JUMP band. This could fit to be a summer song where you could envision JUMP going and being dorky in the beach, if not just for that "Happy New Year to you." Second thing, and excuse me for being biased, YUYA'S I LOVE YOU OMFG. Formula of my favorite song: BandJUMP + Yuya fanservice = BEST SONG IN THE SINGLE!
We're back with the old-fashion boy group sound with this song. Each got to sing their own solo line and that's a good thing, I guess (I'm all about fairness here.) This could be a song they could sing when riding the floaters during concerts while throwing signed balls to the fans or the background music to the documentary of their achievements for their 10th anniversary. It gives the feeling of nostalgia of their Glorious moments. Now I'm hoping.
Ashita Hallelujah (明日ハレルヤ)
Will I consider this ballad? Yes, I will. Yabu in ballads has now become a tradition. His voice is standing out again. And why won't Yuya sing more ballad? I would have like this song more if it's not for that ending part. TOO REPETITIVE. TOO LONG.
After all the issue with Give Me Love PV, this single must be my second favorite singles from 2016, next to Fantastic Time. I understand that some tobikko aren't really fond of this single but we all have different opinions. That's why I'm voicing out mine.
I have thousands of songs in my laptop, varying from JPop to JRock, from Western Music to OPM (Original Pilipino Music) but due to low memory storage issue, I could only put enough in my phone. Because of that, I had to make a choice of what genre to put in my phone and me being a total weeatrash trash recently, chose to put purely Japanese songs. I could still resort to Spotify if I want to feel the urge to listen to Western music.
But that little intro is irrelevant to what I want to write about today, to say the least lol. I've seen tobikko write about what HSJ songs they favor and listen to the most but this time, I would like talk about the songs a listen to the least or those songs I would immediately skip whenever they come up next on my music library. Not because you're a fan of some group you're gonna immediately love all their stuff or if not force yourself. But I don't know why this must be said but I'm gonna say it anyway, I just don't feel these songs.
But maybe in the future I'll learn to love these songs and if that happens, I'm gonna cross them out of the list.
Through the night – Weekender/Asu e no Yell
I wo Kure – Hey! Say!
Endless Dream – JUMP World
Disco Jockey – JUMPing Carnival
BE ALIVE – Magic Power
Deep night 君思う – Mayonaka no Shadow Boy
You Got More - Over
Screw - Over
succeed – Super Delicate
Too Shy – Ultra Music Power
[my gif | c: heysayuyan]
Takanoo being all lovey-dovey in the Sayonara Sensation PV Making.
Hey! Say! JUMP broke not only records but also the Internet with the release of their newest single a few days ago, which is Fantastic Time with four accompanying songs.
I, living in the Philippines and being a lame-ass fan, don't have the physical copy of the single. Fortunately, a generous tobikko gladly shared her mp3 rip with me. That definitely made me proud to be in this fandom. I felt greatful for her because without her, this review wouldn't be possible.
So here we go, I got my digital copy of the single and this time I want to give my opinion on the songs in this single.
I already gave my opinion on this song on the day of its unofficial release so I will not include it here anymore.
Never Let Me Go
If you look at the title, it has a ballad vibe to it. But oh boy, it is not. It was said that Yuri and Daiki was the main focus of this song especially the rap part so I felt excited. I've got to listen to the preview of this song on Twitter and what I can say that time and same with today is that THIS IS MY JAM! It has a KPOP feel to it maybe because of the rap I dont really know. Chinen's voice definitely improved a lot as time goes by (I used to dislike his voice because it sounded ear-y and annoying to my ears but time and opinions change.) As expected of Daiki, he never failed to amaze me with his unique borderline mature and cute voice and did I already mentioned that I super love it whenever he raps?
In conclusion, this has got to be my favorite in the single. Good job, Daiki and Yuri and of course the rest of HSJ.
Wonder Road (ワンダーロード)
The vocals trio, Ryosuke, Kota, and Yuya, was the focus of this song. And oh JUMP with their English song title, they just don't learn at all. Don't misunderstand me, I love the song it's just that I find it awkward yet funny to listen to their mispronounced English words (it's not such a big deal tho.) Yuya was given the task to hit the high notes of this song and though he's my ichiban, I still somehow think that whenever he has got to sing high notes, he seemed to lack confidence resulting to it being "bitin" or sounding like it was forcibly cut-off (same thing happened to his high note in Pet Shop Love Motion) but still, his voice quality is awesome.
It is a fun song that has a oldies feel to it. I also thought that it sounded a bit like Sexy Zone's Cha-Cha-Cha Champion (I don't know, maybe I'm just being random lol.)
What A Feeling
A focus on Keito's recently discovered talent which is rapping, together with Hikaru's specialty. The song starts off with Hikaru's bass exhibition and oh heck it sounds so good same with Keito's English ugh. I could imagine exhausting lively dance moves for this song, same with the moves in Fantastic Time or maybe a part 2 (because the theme is there.)
I enjoyed this song so much that one time I was like "why does this end so fast????" and when I looked at the duration, it was only for 2 minutes and 50 seconds. WHY HEY! SAY! JUMP !!!!!!!!!
Seijaku no Asa, Kimi to Iru Sekai。(静寂の朝、君といる世界。)
So here comes the ballad song. Yuto and Kei was the main focus of this song but for me it didn't felt like so. It's more of like Hikaru or Yabu's song (Yabu and his ballads ugh. His voice just stands out in ballad songs because such fit his voice so much.) Granted, it's a nice song but it felt weak for me (not to mention that it somehow felt out-of place.) Maybe if JUMP could practice their harmonizaton more (they should focus on the vocal aspect also not just their dance, but isn't it too late to learn this thing just now?) or if this song was with the soon-to-be-released Give Me Love, maybe I could appreciate it more than I do right now.
To sum it all, it's a great single. Mature JUMP is definitely here already and we might get more from these dorks acting all matured lol. I honestly didn't expect much from this single (because of the trouble with the Fantastic Time song) so I should learn not to judge way too soon. Same with my opinions here, these might change in the future so don't take it seriously, okay?
This is my opinion on Hey! Say! JUMP's new single, Fantatic Time which was a to-be-OST for an anime.
I was looking forward to this song since the day it was announced, expecting it to have the same nature as the songs on their new album, Dear (which I pretty much love most of).
The night of the release, I was on twitter flailing with the rest of the tobikkos waiting for it. When it finally dropped, all I can say is that it didn't quite meet my expectations. It sounded a lot like New Age, which is a song that didn't grew on me. I never really liked overly-synthesized sounds, autotuned voices, and EDM to the extent that my head would actually hurt. And frankly, I did get one after listening to the song. Granted, it was catchy and cool and all but that's all it is to me.
But setting aside all my expectations, it was supposed to be an anime OST and having that background, the song fitted the look of the anime (based on the released posters) and I'm looking forward to checking the anime itself.
So in the end, it will be one of those songs that I will never 'intentionally' click to listen to and just be in my song list because it is a JUMP song.
UPDATE 10/27/16: Yesterday was the official release of FT and I'm afraid to say that I have to take back what I've said when it first came out. The song eventually grew on me (same with New Age) that I often times intentionally click on the song because I honestly enjoy it. Guess that it was not right for me to judge way too soon. I should have know because it is a JUMP song. I've learned my lesson. Gomen ne~?
As for the second opening, Hey! Say! I never really liked it. But BON BON is a different story, I LOVED IT to the fact that I repeated it who knows how many times. I had no idea that the same group performed those songs mentioned. Thank God that I can clearly understand what was written and it says "Hey! Say! 7".
Since then I started to search more about NEWS (copyright then wasn't much of a deal so I can easily see their shop pics lmaoo) and follow their growth. As for Hey! Say! 7 (JUMP) , they didn't really get much of my attention that time since I was basically inlove with Yamapi so I HAD to follow his activities so HSJ was left in the dark and was thrown out of my system.
And how my heart was stolen by JUMP after years of being away from the fandom will be told in another entry.
A saw a post by //skysj4// on twitter about the Wink-Up comptetition and it seemed like you have to determine which JUMP member said the specific line.
I want to try answering this to test my knowledge of JUMP also this looked fun to answer. I've only known them recently so please forgive me if I don't get anything right~ lol
This is based on my own judgements and I'm not really confident with my answers because IT'S SO DIFFICULT!
( Right answer )
UPDATE 11/08/16: So the answer to the WU quiz has been revealed. Here it goes: