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Old 6th August 2018, 12:06 AM
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The album is up on Spotify
Hallelujah! Now I can listen to the whole journey towards my holiday destination tomorrow!
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Old 6th August 2018, 12:26 AM
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@thinkingoutloud89 singles are supposed to be a glimpse of what to expect for the album, and not the whole content... There is nothing wrong in listening to singles before the album.

I'll wait for the album to be available in here (around midnight, I would say), so I can experience the album. I haven't pay much attention to WORDS, but I kinda like WATQ.
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We are the QUEENS: I hadn't listened to this song in a long while so I had forgotten most of it, but I really love it. It sounds to me like it could be from one of her older eras, like around the time of GUILTY or Rock 'n' Roll Circus. I also really like the extra epic beginning, I think it all works.

æternal: This was the new song I was looking forward to the most after hearing the demos, but I was pretty disappointed with it, though I like it more after a few listens. The beginning sounds kind of unfinished and for most of the song her voice sounds like it's struggling so much. I think this could have sounded so much better if she'd sang it 'lighter' like some of her other recent midtempos and ballads. I do like the second half and bridge a lot though, and the parts where her voice goes really high. Maybe I will enjoy it in higher quality more, or a live version.

WORDS: Probably my favorite track on the album. Since it came out I really loved it and for some reason gets me emotional.

W: Reminds me of Lady Dynamite (which I like) a bit in the overall feel of the song, but I think this one, like æternal, seems like it's missing something extra in the music. I don't have any issues with her voice here, but I think the song itself could do something different. I like what I think is the piano in the background on the second verse. It feels so short too, but I do enjoy it.

The way I am: I like it, but it's definitely a grower for me. Doesn't stand out much against some of her other ballads, but the lyrics are good and her voice sounds better than in æternal.

I get the feeling with the new songs on this album, that I like them a lot more after like the first minute and a half or so. I don't know what it is about the beginnings of these, but they just feel so empty. I'm hoping I will like them more live or in better quality. Overall, I think this is an OK album, but not really strong enough for a 20th anniversary release, or even as a mini album honestly. I think they would suit a full length album better, but I'm still looking forward to what she'll release next.
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I really wanted to get the EP on iTunes, but it's probably never gonna be there for my country. Cuz it's still not.
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Old 6th August 2018, 01:40 AM
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I really wanted to get the EP on iTunes, but it's probably never gonna be there for my country. Cuz it's still not.
I checked the UK store, it's not there yet, either. fingers crossed that it will show up for us!
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Old 6th August 2018, 01:46 AM
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I’m a lesbian for W and won’t even try to hide it.
Impressed as I haven’t been in a long time. (Though I love ayu to death)
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Old 6th August 2018, 01:49 AM
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I really wanted to get the EP on iTunes, but it's probably never gonna be there for my country. Cuz it's still not.
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I checked the UK store, it's not there yet, either. fingers crossed that it will show up for us!

It's actually in the german iTunes Store and also on Apple Music...
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^ I don't see it available for purchase on German itunes store, only streaming.

They only mentioned that the album will be available early on streaming platforms, they never said it'll be available to purchase, so i think it'll appear on iTunes on the official release date, August 15
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This album's pretty mellow compared to the covers. I was expecting something edgy, party queen, warning type of thing. this is good too, very love song related.
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They only mentioned that the album will be available early on streaming platforms, they never said it'll be available to purchase, so i think it'll appear on iTunes on the official release date, August 15
yes, good point. I hope some HQ rip from the stream version would be available while I wait for the album to be released on iTunes.
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Old 6th August 2018, 03:22 AM
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I'm just glad to have some new Ayu music to listen to. It's short and sweet.
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Old 6th August 2018, 04:26 AM
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listening to the itunes/apple music version, WATQ sounds more polished. the chorus is clear now and doesn't sound busy and "low quality" as the version we had before. WORDS sounds better too.

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i’m trying to not listen/stream online. i want to be back at those old days where i wait for the album to arrive and put in the cd player!
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Old 6th August 2018, 05:02 AM
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I am looking forward she performs these songs in tour, especially W.

The first 1 minute of We are the QUEENS basically is an album intro. We can call it "task Queen" LoL.
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I really liked, I'm weak for what some call "generic ayu pop ballads" so I really loved æternal and The way I am but W was my favorite!
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Old 6th August 2018, 05:16 AM
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I really like the mini album, I just wished there were 5 more songs in it...
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Secretly hoping that because the official website hasnt updated the tracklist...they may just be part2 flipside album LOL

and lol Spotify clearly lists this as a Single
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Old 6th August 2018, 05:27 AM
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and lol Spotify clearly lists this as a Single
they list a lot of her singles as albums too. the singles and EP part is the same and the tag is "TROUBLE - EP" on itunes so yeah. it's an EP, they want to call it an album so be it, but it's not a single.
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Old 6th August 2018, 05:35 AM
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they list a lot of her singles as albums too. the singles and EP part is the same and the tag is "TROUBLE - EP" on itunes so yeah. it's an EP, they want to call it an album so be it, but it's not a single.
TRUE. I mean LOVE and again are albums while sixxxxxx is under singles
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