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Old 13th March 2021, 01:02 AM
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I'm absolute loving the video of Haru-yo, Koi and the new arrangement is beautiful. Gorgeous (^.^)
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Old 13th March 2021, 01:03 AM
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I’m not gonna lie, I preferred her vocal back in 2003. I will need time to get used to this version.
The poor girl has been losing her hearing for over a decade...it's not her fault...The fact she can sing this well with everything she's been through is remarkable.
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Old 13th March 2021, 01:05 AM
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I really love the genderfuck-dancers.
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Old 13th March 2021, 02:32 AM
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That's it, another cover another slay. I keep saying that I would love if she ever release something like A COVERS, she always adds so much to her versions.

Loved everything about Haru yo, koi <3
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Old 13th March 2021, 02:49 AM
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I think they were going for some color contrast and double meaning.

Wearing all black with a white dress shirt is the preferred attire to attend Japanese funerals (although the bowties throw me off) so maybe the dancers represent death in the past and are waiting desperately waiting for spring to come (hence, they sing "Spring, please hurry")

Very relevant as the world is hopefully at the tail end of COVID
LOL wearing black is in every culture however i don't think people chose actual tailcoats for that... that's what you wear at a high end super royal balls, a white tie type of stuff, literally the whole set is that sort of, not exactly "death" like, i'd say...I think you're just reading into it a bit too much, imo. They are just dancing around. Technically "the spring" is already there (ayu, colours bla bla) so i'm not sure it works for the agenda you're talking about...lol
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Old 13th March 2021, 03:25 AM
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Song is number 8 on Recochoku daily, and number 2 on Hi-res chart

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Old 13th March 2021, 03:53 AM
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LOL wearing black is in every culture however i don't think people chose actual tailcoats for that... that's what you wear at a high end super royal balls, a white tie type of stuff, literally the whole set is that sort of, not exactly "death" like, i'd say...I think you're just reading into it a bit too much, imo. They are just dancing around. Technically "the spring" is already there (ayu, colours bla bla) so i'm not sure it works for the agenda you're talking about...lol
Chinese wear white

I didn't even notice they were wearing tailcoats until I watched it for the 5th time (most of my attention is on ayu...after all)
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Old 13th March 2021, 03:59 AM
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Oh my god, this makes my chest ache.

It's so beautiful in every way, visually and vocally. I feel her longing so powerfully it makes me long to hold my loved ones. She has knocked me out.
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Old 13th March 2021, 05:21 AM
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There will be another video reveal tomorrow related to A BALLADS 2. I guess it's just the real order of the tracks (the site has an indicator that's still undecided) and/or more content to the second video disc.

Or...
Pray for you? haha
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Old 13th March 2021, 05:38 AM
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Shimoko mentioned the black costume represents the black stone tho in his Instagram
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Old 13th March 2021, 06:22 AM
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Old 13th March 2021, 06:24 AM
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Just watched the music video. The very ending got me: had goosebumps and teared up a little. That part felt epic and beautiful.
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Old 13th March 2021, 08:16 AM
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Hi, guys, I tried a mix between Haru yo koi 2020 & Vocal from 2003. I made this for fun but actually I love this version too.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g08...ew?usp=sharing
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Old 13th March 2021, 10:17 AM
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^ Now THAT would have been epic.
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Old 13th March 2021, 11:05 AM
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Hi, guys, I tried a mix between Haru yo koi 2020 & Vocal from 2003. I made this for fun but actually I love this version too.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g08...ew?usp=sharing
Oh, I love it.

BTW, I'm kinda disappointed that A BALLADS 2 forgot to include these songs:
Missing
crossroad
HANABI ~episode II~
Sunset ~Love is all~
FLOWER
Last minute
WHY
BRILLANTE
Mad World
Winter diary
blossom
Sweet Season
do it again
Walk
Will
ANother song
The GIFT

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Old 13th March 2021, 11:28 AM
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Flower best ballad ever, no doubt
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Old 13th March 2021, 11:41 AM
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Flower best ballad ever, no doubt
Yep. Avex had no plans to release it as a single before the album. But FLOWER is my most favorite song in M(A)DE IN JAPAN album.
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Old 13th March 2021, 11:42 AM
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I really can't call Flower a ballad.
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Old 13th March 2021, 11:55 AM
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^Same.
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Old 13th March 2021, 12:41 PM
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Well, we have to call it a ballad. But with more rock and traditional themes. There's no dance beat in the song.

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