Today’s School Kakumei live stage was a bit of a surprise. Mostly because they sang Smile Song, which I didn’t expect to hear until the July 5th episode of Shounen Club. It was pretty much a happy surprise. I was pretty happy to hear the songs early. But I’ll be even happier when I hear the complete song.
I actually like what I hear of the song so far. It’s happy and upbeat, and totally sounds like all the other songs Hey! Say! JUMP has. Which is awesome, now it makes me even more impatient for the album. Can’t it be July 7th already! I was also really happy that it wasn’t a Chinen solo song. I was afraid because he wrote it, it would be a solo song. But thank god it’s not.
I also love that 4 members get solos. Which means in the full version most likely everyone will get a solo line. Which is pretty exciting. I’m 100% sure the solo lines are as follows: Chinen, Daiki, Hikaru(maybe Ryutaro?), Inoo, and Yuto. The first time I listened to it I was positive that it was Yabu, but hearing Yuto’s sing kitto it’s pretty obvious that it’s his voice. If I mistook Yuto’s voice for Yabu’s that just proves how much of a good singer Yuto is, and how much a deserves more solo lines!
I’m like 75% sure it’s Hikaru singing the third solo line.(technically 4th since Chinen sings 2 solo lines XD) I mean it sounds like Hikaru’s voice when he’s singing softly. But after listening to Ganbaretsugo again, it also kinda sounds like it could be Ryutaro’s voice. But I guess we won’t know 100% until the Shounen Club episode. Here’s to hoping I’m right. XD
KAT-TUN released a new album called No More Pain, and unexpectedly released a PV for the title track. They obviously made a new album so they’d have new songs to sing at their tour in Asia. But they most likely made a PV for it so Jin fans aren’t too upset that he’s absent from yet another KAT-TUN album. Which seems like the only reason because it’s pretty rare to release a PV to promote an album. Johnny’s artists, and Japanese artists in general, don’t seem to do it too often. Though I kind of wish Hey! Say! JUMP was doing the same thing. It’s their first album, they need all the promotion they can get.
Since I’m too lazy, I’m going to just make comments on the PV as I watch it. Instead of what I usually do. Which is give my opinion of the PV and then posting my favorite screen caps. It’s much easier on me this way, and is probably more interesting for the reader. But yes, on to the PV.
The PV itself is a little weird. The war centered PV has thousands of Nazi-esque soldiers marching behind the KAT-TUN members who appear to be Captains.
They also wear weird army helmets that collapse in on themselves. Which is very reminiscent to Star Gate if you ask me.
Come to think of in the beginning they focus on them being near(and later on top of) what is obviously a Mayan pyramid. Which is also strange, it’s not even 2012.
What’s up with the butterfly on Ueda’s cheek? It’s stuff like this that make me not want to admit I think he’s hot. ._.
I love Kame and all but the dude’s wearing too much makeup. It makes him look massively girly. And this is coming from someone who loves VK guys. From someone who thinks the hottest Kame has ever looked is in the Lips PV. But it’s just too much for me, I’m not into it.
I gotta say, I absolutely love the dark tones of the video. It’s like Rescue 2.0. Which is fitting because Going was Signal 2.0.
Glad to see Koki back to his black hair, and back to looking incredibly sexy.
And yet from this angle Kame looks hot. ._.
Ueda’s looking girlier than ever in this video.
Had to post this for lolz. I randomly paused it and Kame looks like a zombie! XD
I absolutely LOVE the dance. The first time I watched the PV I had to of rewound the dance sequence at least 6 times.
Yet a majority of the time I was focusing on Kame’s arms. XD
And of course Koki.
You also gotta love the “oh no” dance move
biased. :] I love all the air time Koki gets both in the song and pv.
By the way, this is an amazing effect.
Lolz at Kame’s spirit fingers.
Koki looks so adorable!
Attack of the water droplet soldiers!
Kame’s is way too intense. It looks like he’s transforming into a werewolf.
Wow, I just noticed I took zero screencaps of Maru. Eh, C’est la vie.
Now as you know I never make entire posts for a CD’s track list. And I also never buy the CD, so I never care about a track list. But since I preordered a copy, I feel much closer and more involved in the CD. So, things like the track list and covers are a pretty big deal to me. So here is the track list for JUMP No.1.
Lyrics：Yabu Kota 2．INFINITY Lyrics: Yaotome Hikaru 3. Hitomi no Screen 4．Shinku Lyrics: Yamada Ryosuke 5．Ganbaretsugo! 6．Jounetsu JUMP 7．Sumairu songu Lyrics: Chinen Yuri 8．Memories 9. Dreams come true 10．Time Lyrics: Takaki Yuya Arrangements: Arioka Daiki, Eddy 11．Score Lyrics: Yabu Kota RAP lyrics: Yaotome Hikaru 12. Your Seed 13．Ai☆sukuriimu Lyrics & Music: Yaotome Hikaru 14. Mayonaka no Shadow Boy 15．Dash!! Lyrics: Nakajima Yuto 16. Ultra Music Power 17．Thank You ~ Bokutachi kara kime e Lyrics: Hey! Say! JUMP
I left the lyrics that were written by JUMP members up. That part is also written in red.
First off, I was extremely happy when I first found out the track list was out. I had to literally calm myself down so I could click on the link. I am pretty pleased with the track list. Of course there are songs I wished were on there. I especially wanted Nounai Dance and Su.Ri.Ru. But there’s nothing I can do about that. Except cry and/or complain. And that wouldn’t solve anything. We’ve heard 9/17(5 of them obviously being the singles.) songs on the album, which is actually less than I was expecting. I was expecting it to be filled with old songs, and maybe 1 or 2 new ones. But I guess it’s better to have new songs rather than just the same old ones over and over. But people are going to complain either way. Since there’s not enough old ones, people will complain they wanted more old ones. But on the other side if there were no old ones, people would complain that they wanted more old songs. You can’t really win, or make EVERYONE happy either way. Personally, I would like JUMP to release all of their old song officially one of these days. Even if they have to do it like they are now. Throwing a few old songs in with each new CD release. Enough of my semi-rant, let’s focus on the good. The good being there’s 8 never before heard songs on the album. Which is pretty exciting. What’s even more exciting to see, is who will sing what. Since there doesn’t seem to be any solo songs. And there’s only 1 HSB songs, 1 HS7 song, and 2 groups songs.(excluding the singles of course.) So it’s really anyone’s gues as to who’s going to sing what. Though there will most likely be a Yabu and Hikaru duet. Another great thing about this album is HSJ members wrote all of the unheard songs themselves! Two songs penned by Yabu, two songs plus rap part of Score by Hikaru, one song by Takaki, one by Ryosuke, one by Yuto, one by Chinen and one by JUMP as a whole. I bet you Thank You ~ Bokutachi kara kime e is just like NEWS’s Share. Where NEWS as a whole wrote the chorus, and each member wrote their solo verse. I also want to hear Dash ASAP! Any song written by Yuto is automatic win! All and all this is pretty impressive. I think they are the first JE group to basically write their own album. I wonder if the members of the JUMP band are playing any of the music for it? That would be cool too. But the last thing that makes this album awesome is the songs they decided to keep are amazing. Score and Ganbaretsugo were obviously chosen as the BEST and 7 group songs because all the members get solos in the song. Though Ganbaretsugo is less than fair to Ryutaro and Keito. But I love both songs. Especially Ganbaretsugo, I listen to it nearly everyday. And I’ve always really liked Jonetsu JUMP. So I’m really excited to hear the full version of the song. Which there has to be because I doubt they’ll put a 2:30 minute song on an album. And Memories is a good song, it’s not personally my favorite. But a lot of JUMP fans seem to really like it. So yeah what else can I say? Other than I wish it was July 7th already.
Also, here are album songs that we’ve already heard from JUMP.