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Old 11th March 2021, 08:06 PM
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I'm blown away, it's absolutely beautiful. More of this please Ayu!!
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:09 PM
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It appears now but I'm not sure if Apple music works the same as Spotify, then you have to wait until march 12th 00:00 am in your current time zone!

https://music.apple.com/jp/album/%E6...556546084?l=en
didn't know! thank you so much! need to wait some hours in Spain
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:11 PM
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Spring has started and there's no turning back...

Stunning, gorgeous video. Beautiful ephemeral movements, amazing outfits and her voice blends so well with this spring-traditional arrangement. And the dancers...wow, everything was so well thought and it's just pure aesthetics bliss.
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:15 PM
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I'm probably the only one who is a bit iffy about this.
Her voice sounds different, not bad but I'm not sure yet if I like it either.
The PV is just okay for me - high budget for a simple scene makes beautiful shots.

I'll give it more spins without the PV to make a final judgment.
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:16 PM
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didn't know! thank you so much! need to wait some hours in Spain
You're welcome! It's the same for me here in Chile, about 11 hours left to stream it on Spotify but for some reason it's available on Instagram Story Music
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:18 PM
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Also -- Ayu's "dancing" is pure kabuki. I think that's what I like the most about this video.
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:24 PM
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Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous. For me, spring has definitely come with this cover of hers. I love how it keeps close to the original, but added different instruments to the arrangement. Also, the build up is so nicely and gently done, yet has a real impact. I'm crying a little right now. The visuals are stunning as well, not to mention the choreography, which is very fitting. I really hope she gets some good press for this, because she deserves this!
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Very nice. :-)
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:27 PM
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awww i loved it! the PV is beautiful, and her voice is so soft. Her voice still sounds like ayu to me, but i think she changed the way she pronounces some syllables, which makes her singing sound unusual to me (not in a bad way though)
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:28 PM
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Finally watched it! Absolutely enjoyed every second of it. Gosh, she is so beautiful And what a beautiful arrangement the song has!

There is something different about the vocals, and it's good. It's not really polished, but somehow really pure or something. Okay, gonna log off now to watch it again and again and again!
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:33 PM
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Some people are already complaining about her face for some reason and that her voice sounds different to the cover the did 18 YEARS AGO (people on Twitter btw)


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Beautiful song, beautiful video, beautiful Ayu. Not sure how I feel about her new vocal style yet, but the delivery was really nice and overall I really love it.

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Old 11th March 2021, 08:37 PM
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Some people are already complaining about her face for some reason and that her voice sounds different to the cover the did 18 YEARS AGO
Not that I've seen here. I think you're misinterpreting what people are meaning.

I commented that her face looks strange with the pregnancy but after repeated viewings it seems that the contour (you can see it in certain shots) is also weirdly done.

Not a complain, just an observation. Especially compared with how she looks in candids on Insta and how she looked at the Xmas live.

I, and others, also commented that her voice sounds different. No one here has so far compared it to the performance 18 years ago. No one even brought it up until you did.

Weird or different =/= an attack or a negative comment. Please don't read into it.
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:42 PM
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Not that I've seen here. I think you're misinterpreting what people are meaning.

I commented that her face looks strange with the pregnancy but after repeated viewings it seems that the contour (you can see it in certain shots) is also weirdly done.

Not a complain, just an observation. Especially compared with how she looks in candids on Insta and how she looked at the Xmas live.

I, and others, also commented that her voice sounds different. No one here has so far compared it to the performance 18 years ago. No one even brought it up until you did.

Weird or different =/= an attack or a negative comment. Please don't read into it.
Not here! In Twitter!! Literally saw comments like "her face looks fat" "She doesn't look like her anymore" "She sounds different from the first time she sang this, I don't like it" lol
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:45 PM
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Not here! In Twitter!! Literally saw comments like "her face looks fat" "She doesn't look like her anymore" "She sounds different from the first time she sang this, I don't like it" lol
Ah! Gotcha. Sorry about that I think I went a little defensive. 😅

She is going to look weird and different though because she’s pregnant ready to drop. Makeup and retouching can only do so much I guess.

I actually think she sings it better here than the MF performance. I revisited it in anticipation and this is a much better vocal.
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Omg, this woman. Wow.
The music has such an elegant progression and she sings so peacefully. I thought strange the first "wa" but then I realised the original has the same direction hahaha
The ending with her and chorus evoking the backing vocal lines, oh my, I passed away.

And the video is so gorgeous, simple, gentle, but with a lot of diversity in the angles and scenes... it's been a while since I was so hypnotized with a MV hehe
The looks, choreo... it's really a beautiful piece of work
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:46 PM
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Are the choir saying haru yo koi, hayuku koi whilst she's adlibbing or just haru yo koi?
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Are the choir saying haru yo koi, hayuku koi whilst she's adlibbing or just haru yo koi?
Yes they are! it's a nice touch

"Spring, come, quickly come."

Well, 春よ来い、早く来い (haru yo koi hayaku koi)
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:47 PM
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I thought so! My Japanese is rusty aha, it is a nice touch
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Old 11th March 2021, 08:48 PM
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^That's a good question actually - are there any other differences from the original lyrics that Japanese-speakers can hear?
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