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Old 18th November 2022, 11:11 AM
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Suprisingly is a bop. Love the outro
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Old 18th November 2022, 11:15 AM
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PV looks very high quality
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Old 18th November 2022, 11:30 AM
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PV looks very high quality
1080p again
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Old 18th November 2022, 11:36 AM
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https://twitter.com/ayu_19980408/sta...gMPQ_NWwA&s=19

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Old 18th November 2022, 02:11 PM
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The reception on ATRL has been positive

https://atrl.net/forums/topic/420925...hamasaki-mask/

Arama hasn't posted about the song yet
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Old 18th November 2022, 03:02 PM
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anyone knows how is the song doing on digital charts??

can't stop listening to
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Old 18th November 2022, 03:25 PM
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I don’t hate it, and I have not loved it, yet. Perhaps the lyrics or PV would make me love it.

I generally like fast paced songs so I can accept this. I don’t particularly like the fact that the melody of the chorus is played so many times while ayu is not singing, borderline giving me a headache the more times I listen to �� I like the gentle ending “kakusu no…” into nothing-ness.
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Old 18th November 2022, 03:49 PM
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anyone knows how is the song doing on digital charts??

can't stop listening to
Yesterday I saw #5 position and here you can follow it: https://kworb.net/itunes/artist/ayumihamasaki.html

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Old 18th November 2022, 04:46 PM
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The song is okay. I'm not a TK fan.
I am curious about the lyrics though.
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Old 18th November 2022, 05:29 PM
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Old 18th November 2022, 05:36 PM
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My first impression was also way outdated, 90s song. Could've been better with a different (new) arranger. It's growing on me after listening through the day, though. Won't be a favourite, but I won't skip it.

Am I the only one smelling another TK feature at CDL?
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Old 18th November 2022, 05:59 PM
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1080p again
Why is this a problem? Just curious, because I haven't seen music videos that are more than 1080p, not even Taylor Swift's new ones for example.
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Old 18th November 2022, 06:27 PM
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It's giving forgettable.
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Old 18th November 2022, 07:26 PM
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I'll make a translation later if no one beats me to it.
Please do if you can
I feel it's the only thing that can still save this song at this point... Still curious about the "sad yet powerful message" this song will deliver.
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Old 19th November 2022, 12:13 AM
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As much as I dislike TK as a person, I can't deny that both Mask and Dreamed a dream are bangers
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Old 19th November 2022, 12:28 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tFk0iptSUw

MASK PV Preview on Youtube. Premieres in 2 days
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Old 19th November 2022, 01:49 AM
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Why is this a problem? Just curious, because I haven't seen music videos that are more than 1080p, not even Taylor Swift's new ones for example.
Prefer higher quality coz I watch it on TV
4K HDR is super better
Such as this one
https://youtu.be/ijS_orLb6VU
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Old 19th November 2022, 02:04 AM
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I really love MASK; Ayu's voice is so good and blends well with the instrument. Out dated? Yes, but in a good way. I like it so much.
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Old 19th November 2022, 02:05 AM
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With this one (as with some other recent tracks), I feel there is a bit of wasted potential.

I like the track and it may grow on me. Still looking forward to the pv which looks promising

I found the intro, verses, and outro very good. But the chorus is where it kind of dropped off for me. It’s just missing a little something. Both in the composition and arrangement. Honestly even with the composition as is, I would’ve liked more interesting elements in the arrangement and for distinctiveness in some of the layers. It just feels very blah with the chorus.

TK really has done better in the (distant) past but it doesn’t seem like as much care is given these days.

Overall still an enjoyable track. Really curious about the pv. She looks great.
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Old 19th November 2022, 02:16 AM
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Can someone take out the synth from the chorus? I think that will make the song a lot better. Think about monochrome - you don’t need the synth to repeat the chorus melody to have an impact
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