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Old 22nd February 2021, 09:27 PM
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The serve of this. Now, THIS is a beauty shot that looks different and exciting. Wonder what this is for.
Gorgeous! I hope this is the actual cover. It would be so different and iconic.
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Old 22nd February 2021, 10:20 PM
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I think she looks gorgeous, I’m just confused with the various seemingly unrelated correlation between everything so far lol. What I thought would be a very straightforward release has somehow become very random feeling lol.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 12:11 AM
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Ayu looks beautiful on the cover. I like it. Although, I do see where some fans are coming from when they say this is just another beauty shot. I would like to see some sort of creative concept similar to the original A BALLADS =/

I bought a poster of the A BALLADS cover at a convention awhile back. My dad thought it was two lesbians about to kiss (LOL). Even so, at least the concept was there! haha

Quick question- what is a "goods book"?
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Old 23rd February 2021, 01:35 AM
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Goods as in like "items / goodies" and the book is a photobook, 40 pages slated. This was also what A COMPLETE had with the box having a 40 page photobook as 'goods'.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 03:15 AM
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Do we really need to find a concept/story/secret message to enjoy a release now?
We donít, but on a release like this, it would have helped. I get the tracks are remastered but this is shaping up to be a glorified playlist. I think having a concept or some sort of message would have given it some oomph, especially when it presents itself as the sequel to a heavily conceptualised CD.

But then again, like the rest of your post says, it was never advertised as anything else than this! I guess I was hoping for a bit more, but at least we are getting a new song.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 03:31 AM
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Old 23rd February 2021, 04:22 AM
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The theme for this album is ...

Modern ayu vs Traditional ayu?

Love the pictures and cover.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 05:46 AM
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Goods as in like "items / goodies" and the book is a photobook, 40 pages slated. This was also what A COMPLETE had with the box having a 40 page photobook as 'goods'.
Thank you for clearing that up. My first thought was it was a book of her tour goods... like a catalog. I knew something wasnít right
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Old 23rd February 2021, 06:54 AM
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It just occurs to me, do you guys think maybe the kimono PV is for a previously released song that did not get a PV? Like Will or Ivy etc?
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Old 23rd February 2021, 07:56 AM
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It just occurs to me, do you guys think maybe the kimono PV is for a previously released song that did not get a PV? Like Will or Ivy etc?
It would be lovely for Ivy to get a wonderful PV
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It would be odd to release a new song and make a PV for an old song.
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I think it's likelier to be a new song considering most other tracks have at least one live to use.
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I love the kimono shot, it's gorgeous and she looks wonderful.

It doesn't scream "ballad" to me visually. Of course part of Me exists but when I think of a visual for Ayu's ballads think a more western look. Would be amazing if we got a kind of part 2 of part of Me in this release. I'm hoping for 2 new tracks, even hidden ones?
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Old 23rd February 2021, 02:06 PM
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I love the kimono shot, it's gorgeous and she looks wonderful.

It doesn't scream "ballad" to me visually. Of course part of Me exists but when I think of a visual for Ayu's ballads think a more western look. Would be amazing if we got a kind of part 2 of part of Me in this release. I'm hoping for 2 new tracks, even hidden ones?
Omg, that kinda made my hopes go up again lol WHAT IF We get a new album as well? In the sense of 4-5 new songs Not happening but I kinda got addicted to disappointment it seems.

Next announcement this Saturday right?
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It just occurs to me, do you guys think maybe the kimono PV is for a previously released song that did not get a PV? Like Will or Ivy etc?
As much as I love the idea I feel like it's only fair for Pray for you / another potential new track to get some love!

I can't imagine that there would be more new songs on A BALLADS 2 to be honest, but I'm still hoping she'll have something planned for a couple of months later, even if it is just another single?

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Next announcement this Saturday right?
I think so but from what I understand it'll only be the rest of the playlist (or some of it)? So unless there are actually 4/5 new songs on this release I don't think we'll have anything new on Saturday. Who knows though, maybe a snippet for Pray for you?
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Old 23rd February 2021, 03:20 PM
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I am DEAD these are so nice!!!! She looks fantastic!

And YES at least two different shots in the PV!
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Old 23rd February 2021, 03:40 PM
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Holly f*ck. I’m in love. Hope she makes ~a party queen~ and changes the covers last minute because THIS NEEDS TO BE THE COVER OMFG.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 03:41 PM
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Any chance this kind of photos to be at the book?

I actually made cover
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