SCANDAL-SCANDAL Nanka Buttobase preview

Back when I was blogging about Shunkan Sentimental I said I was going to stop neglecting SCANDAL, and was going to post more about them. Well, here we are 3 singles and an album later. With a new single and mini album being released in a matter of 2 months. And of course I feel completely awful about not blogging about them, because I really do love SCANDAL. And they have yet to release a single I don’t like.

On Octomber 6th SCANDAL will be releasing a new singled called SCANDAL Nanka Buttobase. The composer for the song said he’s going in a different direction with this song and is making sound like it’s from the 1970’s.

I absolutely love this new direction from SCANDAL! It definitely sounds like a 1970’s rock song. This is probably the heaviest single SCANDAL has released. Shunkan Sentimental was a little heavy, but this takes it to the next level. Which is a welcomed change. SCANDAL usually releases softer rock songs, which in the US would be considered pop punk. Don’t get me wrong I love their previous singles, but it’s nice to hear something new every now and then. I absolutely love everything about this song, I automatically fell in love with it the first time I heard it! The harmonies in this are also really amazing.


And am I hearing things or did I actually hear the other members sing? Maybe it’s just wishful thinking since they never sing. But I want to hear my beloved Rina sing, she has an adorable voice!

SCANDAL’s Sentimental Moment

Pop/rock band SCANDAL released their 5th major single, Shunkan Sentimental, on February 3rd. It’s being used as the new ending theme for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
This video has been floating around for a while now, but I just found out about it recently. I really need to follow SCANDAL a lot closer than I have been. I almost missed this single completely.

I think the song is absolutely amazing. It song sounds a lot heavier than the songs they usually made. They’re songs are usually upbeat rock. Even Shoujo S, which is heavier, is more anime sounding than rock. So this so is a nice change from that. This song does have some anime elements to it but they’re not so predominate in the song. The bass and guitar completely overshadow it, which is nice. The beat as a whole is pretty standard for a rock song. But that’s fine, the simple beat works well with the song. And Haruna’s voice makes this song great. She has to be one of my favorite vocalist in Jpop as a whole. I am a little sad that the rest of the girls have to share one solo line. I love Tomomi’s voice, so I’d like to hear her a little bit more.

The PV is pretty simple. There’s really nothing else going on except them playing in a dimly light warehouse. But it reminds me a little to much of Morning Musume’s Nanchatte Renai and Girugamesh’s Owari to Mirai PV. I actually think all 3 videos were filmed in the same place, so that’s probably why.


SCANDAL’s Shunkan Sentimental


Girugamesh’s Owari to Mirai


Morning Musume’s Nanchatte Renai

There also a few scene where they are inverted for some reason. It’s pretty cool looking, but still seems a little unnecessary. But the flame parts add a nice touch to it. Even though it reminds me of Nami Tamaki’s Brightdown PV. (I really need to stop comparing this video to other videos.) I also like their solo scenes in front of the white wall, because that’s the closest SCANDAL will get to actually dancing.


Haruna looks gorgeous


However Mami is wearing so much makeup she looks like a ghost

I don’t know why they don’t have official dances. There moves are about as good as Guardians 4.
The disappearing into fire scene is probably my favorite part.