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Old 1st July 2022, 02:58 AM
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First Song in years i really like

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Old 1st July 2022, 03:03 AM
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Move over BLUE BIRD, there's a new summer queen in town! Seriously, this is probably the best upbeat summer song of ayu's entire career.

I just want to forget it all, without even saying "goodbye."
『Last minute』

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Old 1st July 2022, 03:49 AM
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Love this new song !!! So refreshing and the vibe from 90's is soo cool. Her voice really feat this song. I enjoyed it instantly after the first listen. Can't wait to see the PV now !!
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Old 1st July 2022, 05:15 AM
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Old 1st July 2022, 05:37 AM
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This might be strange, but her vocal tone in the chorus makes me wish badly for a collaboration with B'z.
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Old 1st July 2022, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Chris85 View Post
I'd say her voice in general and unnatural, forced way of singing is not pleasant, if not annoying. The song doesn't sound bad. Engrish needs to go.
Even I agree with this. I find the song alright after a couple of listens and on speakers, I do have a problem with the English lines and the way she does the chorus as her voice does come out unnatural. I am happy she is trying new things and definitely prefer Nonfiction ro this, but it will probably grow on me as it’s an over-all a well produced track.

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Old 1st July 2022, 06:10 AM
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I just realized that Summer Again and Nonfiction were available in Dolby Atmos format on Apple Music.
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Old 1st July 2022, 06:19 AM
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I'm definitely feeling this song, been dancing to it on repeat since first listen. It's a bop.
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Old 1st July 2022, 06:34 AM
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Old 1st July 2022, 06:44 AM
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Omg she looks fkn insanely good here. My literal reaction out loud: “oh my God, she looks f*cking A-MA-ZING *ugh*”

The song—
Love it. Can’t wait to play it in my car tomorrow. But on one listen, I’m super pleased. I was hoping the chorus would be uplifting and fun and have some energy to it, which it does! I thought it would be some monotonous beat/sound effect with no melody but it didn’t pull back, it went in! It’s very happy and just, a ray of sunshine. I think the verses capture the heat of summer, the uncomfortableness at times… but the chorus captures all the good things that accompany it.

If I had to choose, I prefer a Nonfiction, but both of these tracks are songs I’m going to be happy to hear on the album!

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Old 1st July 2022, 07:06 AM
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I Love it... it's my kind of music.
Fierce and sexy EDM is like home to me.

I didn't have high expectations for this summer single, songs like July 1st, Blue Bird or you & Me sound overly sweetened IMO, but this song sounds made by a truly queen of pop!
Waiting for the PV!
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Old 1st July 2022, 07:38 AM
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you need to help me out. Im listening to the song nonstop but something bothers me; near the end, from 3:27-3:36, the melody sounds so familiar. It is a very famous song from the 00s? maybe 90s?

Im in love with this new release.

I want to turn into a flower, grow thorns,
wither, fall and rot away
Don’t pick me up, leave me
Forget me

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Old 1st July 2022, 08:50 AM
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It sounds like the definitive ayu summer song

I need this album so bad!
Concerts I've attended:
[2020] E-girls, Happiness, SYY & Girls² at E-girls XX PERFECT LIVE 2011▶︎2020 (Mie, Japan)
[2020] ayumi hamasaki at TROUBLE TOUR 2020 A -Saigo no Trouble- (Saitama, Japan)
[2020] Aikawa Nanase at LIVE TOUR 2020 forbidden (Tokyo, Japan)
[2020] AI at Concert 2020 Baby You Can Cry (Saitama, Japan)
[2020] Ai Otsuka at aio piano vol.7 (Nagoya, Japan)
[2020] Anna Tsuchiya at Birthday Live 2020 (Osaka, Japan)
[2019] BoA, Red Velvet, YURI & HYO at SMTOWN LIVE IN SANTIAGO (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Juice=Juice at LIVE AROUND 2017 ~World Tour~ (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Anna Tsuchiya at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Do As Infinity at Anime Friends 2017 (Santiago, Chile)
[2015] Anna Tsuchiya at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
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Old 1st July 2022, 09:33 AM
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Glad people like it. Sounds like a generic gay-disco-tune to me and us definitely among her worst summer songs, which still is a good standard.

It ups definitely enjoyable but has no repeat value.
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Old 1st July 2022, 09:42 AM
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I’m waiting for the PV to have the full experience. She said tonight but didn’t say at which time. Will she troll us again and again?
It’s good to see mixed opinions about the song.
Edit: never mind. She announced that the PV is coming tomorrow due to some issues with the editing. Yup. We were trolled again.

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Old 1st July 2022, 10:12 AM
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Am I the only person, who is not a big fan of that song?
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Old 1st July 2022, 10:16 AM
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Yeah PV delayed till tomorrow at 10am Japan time
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Old 1st July 2022, 10:18 AM
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TA Staff was too drunk to rip the files I guess
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Old 1st July 2022, 10:32 AM
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OK I listened to it like 10 times, it's starting to feel like a good song for me. I think I'll enjoy it more with the PV.

I'm thrilled that the Ayu I fell in love with is back.
And 20 years after, the hype is still the same before a release. I'm like a kid waiting to open his presents.

Damn, this woman fills me with happiness and joy and I can easily forgive her some crap songs when she releases new quality stuff.
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Old 1st July 2022, 10:59 AM
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Hmm… At first I really didn’t care for it. Now that I’ve had it on repeat for a while… I like it, but I do wish she’d either sing in a register that didn’t leave her sounding so “pitchy”, or that they’d edit it out. It’s pretty bad in DaD as well, but feels worse in this one.

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