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Old 19th January 2013, 10:22 PM
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ayumi's first re-release!
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Old 19th January 2013, 10:53 PM
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I think it's surprising that Ayu chose a light, fluffy cover for LOVE again. I predict it's going to be a contradiction (based upon what we have heard so far)...

- Sweet scar and You & Me are extremely bittersweet.
- Ivy and Song 4 u are plagued with self-doubt and a lack of confidence (though, they also mention another person relieving such thoughts).
- snowy kiss blatantly deals with those final moments of a relationship.
- Missing is based upon Ayu's feelings regarding a person in which she was a relationship with; acknowledging the pain they felt when she no longer loved them.
- Wake me up details an attempt to move on from a failed relationship.
- Melody (like You & Me) goes in and out of past tense. She reminisces about somebody she cannot be with despite enjoying their company ('This is our final melody')...

These aren't 'happy' songs. They're not simple either, they're complicated.
It doesn't fit the concept provided by the cover.
Saying this though, it might all come together when we hear the album entirely.
I can't see untitled ~for her~ 2, and Bye Bye Darling being all cheery though.
That leaves Gloria, petal, and SAKURA to support the simplistic/airy feel.
My interpretation of "LOVE again"'s title and the covers in relation to the songs is that after these kinds of experiences in which you may feel lost after a failed relationship, tomorrow's another day and you can find 'love again'. Probably a bit of a stretch, but it's a bit different from the "look at these types of love" from Love songs and instead it's "even though all of us have been through hell trying to love, try to find love again."
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Old 19th January 2013, 10:55 PM
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I just hope that the casual listeners don't get confused just by looking at the covers and even reading the title! "I thought she released this a couple of years ago!"
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Old 19th January 2013, 11:34 PM
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[B]I loved the Party Queen covers. They fit with the first few tracks but with Letter and Tell Me Why, it seems out of place.
it actually made perfect sense to me cuz songs went from chearful and party stuff to angsty dark and ended with sothing melodies. it's like exacstly what she was trying to show that under all the superficial not real image is something much more complicated. the covers showed the supperficial stuff just as a few first tracks. the deeper you go to the album the more you get to know about the real feelings and that tiny bit of hope that no matter what everyone is saying you still are you and only you and those that know you for long time actualy know the truth.
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Old 20th January 2013, 10:58 AM
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PQ concept was perfectly executed. The middle of the album are supposed to be personal songs, what's truly underneath the pop star "image" on the front cover. Unfortunently this being her 15th anniversary celebration, she won't do anything as out-there with LOVE again. Sticks with the theme of the music, which hasn't been experimental by Ayu's standards at all.

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Old 20th January 2013, 11:50 AM
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Promotion started, just saw this in Shinjuku some hours ago
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Old 20th January 2013, 12:18 PM
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^yay for the billboards! now we just need moar of them and a lot of TV lives for this! i'm really positive it can hit gold!
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There are also billboards in Shibuya on Sentaa Gai

Didn't take pics today...but they're there haha.
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My interpretation of "LOVE again"'s title and the covers in relation to the songs is that after these kinds of experiences in which you may feel lost after a failed relationship, tomorrow's another day and you can find 'love again'. Probably a bit of a stretch, but it's a bit different from the "look at these types of love" from Love songs and instead it's "even though all of us have been through hell trying to love, try to find love again."
Mhmmmm, I agree!
It makes the most sense that way.

I'm surprised that Party Queen wasn't the end of 'this' so to speak.
It makes me wonder if this is similar to Love songs in the sense of compilation. Is this all for two people, the one she left recently, and the one she has found love with? Or is it based upon multiple relationships she's had, and finding love again in general?

I can't wait to see what she has to say in magazines in relation to this.
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Old 20th January 2013, 05:09 PM
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I'm hoping for previews
It's only 18 days left.
I think it's 18..
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I just want the next release and forget about a classical and love again if they're following the same pattern, we should get to know what the final release is within a week
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i really wish we would get more magazines, she's been doing less and less of them...*sigh*
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Old 20th January 2013, 07:33 PM
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we should be getting new news next week!!
YAY!!! (today or monday?)
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Old 20th January 2013, 09:41 PM
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I hope so
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Old 20th January 2013, 09:43 PM
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Does anyone think the 5th release may be a remix album? She released several for the EP's for I'd assume a remix record opposed to a new EP which would hurt sales for the new record and an A Best 3 isn't reasonable as we all say for 10 pages.
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Old 20th January 2013, 09:48 PM
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They haven't updated the TA website yet wth...

I wonder if they are waiting to put the CM up, better be that lol
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Old 20th January 2013, 09:50 PM
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I hope the 5th release is a remix series! (trance/house/AO) and then A Best 3...
but I would be happy with just about anything at this point.
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