Watarirouka Hashiritai7-Mama Grazie preview

The full radio preview of Watarirouka Hashiritai7’s new song Mama, Grazie has been released. And even though the full song has been released I’m still not 100% sure if this is going to be a legit single or not. Mayu even introduced the song as a campaign song. However, I think previewing the song on the radio a week before the commercial is supposed to air probably means it is going to be an official single.

This song is a lot more laid back than Watarirouka Hashiritai’s last few singles. I was a littled dissapointed by that because I prefer their more upbeat and energetic singles to their more subdued ones. The music for this song also never changes through the whole song. It stays nearly identical in both verse and chorus. Which I find to be absolutely boring, I hate when songs hardly pick up when the chorus hits. The song itself does sound pretty cute but it’s not really that catchy in my opinion. It’s actually kind of forgetable, and sounds more like an A-side than a B-side. It might not be my favorite song by them but it is still miles better than Akkanbe Bashi. But pretty much any song they release would be better than that song.
Also, you gotta love how the Japanese pronounce the word grazie. How gurache is supposed to sound remotely like grazie is beyond me. XD

I also don’t see why they bothered to briefly add 2 more members to the group, they are hardly used at all in the song. Pretty much only the original 5 members actually get lines in this. They did the same exact thing in Valentine Kiss.

Here’s the preview. This preview is also pretty low, sorry about that.

Hey! Say! JUMP perform new song on Shounen Club

On today’s episode of Shounen Club Hey! Say JUMP performed their new song Ai ING ~Aishiteru. I was completely thrilled to finally hear a clear version of the song. The choppy concert rip made the song sound completely different. I am also unsure what this new song is going to be used for. Lots of people are saying it’s going to be a new single, but that’s highly unlikely since nothing was officially announced and they just performed it and didn’t say it was their new single. This song is most likely going to be used in an upcoming single or album. However, Hey! Say! 7 and Hey! Say! BEST also have new songs that they’ve been performing at concerts. So, these songs might actually be filed away as unreleased songs like the 10 or so odd songs that HSJ haven’t officially released yet.

I gotta say, when I first heard this song I wasn’t really into it. Mostly because it’s a completely different sound than anything Hey! Say! JUMP has done before. They song is completely laid back, and the music is so soft at some points you don’t even notice there actually is background music. HSJ usually has really loud over the top energetic music. There are only a handful of songs that actually have soft music. But even those songs pick up eventually or have much more intense music to begin with. So, of course it was a bit of a shock to be thrown something different. But after listening to the song a couple of times I actually do like the overall sound. Even though it’s more subdued then us JUMP fans are used to, I think it does sound pretty good. It’s not my absolutely favorite song by them music wise, but it is pretty cute.

The lyrics themselves are pretty much HSJ and JE standard. They are a kind of all over the place though. Sometimes it’s about being destined to be together, sometimes it’s about longing for the other person, and sometimes it’s about wanting to stay together forever. I guess overall it’s just supposed to be a song about loving someone so much. But trying too hard to have a story in the lyrics makes the lyrics have 3 at once. XD

I’m glad that Hey! Say! JUMP is trying to make the line distribution fair. When, I say fair I mean, they could pull another Hitomi no Sceen for future singles and songs, but thankfully haven’t. However, they aren’t really doing a good job of that. Pretty much since HSJ was formed the same people have been singing every song. And they are Ryosuke, Daiki, Chinen, Yuto, Takaki, Yabu, and Hikaru. Sometimes the distribution changes slightly. Where it’s just Ryosuke singing. Or in their first album where it was basically Chinen, Ryosuke, Yabu, and Hikarus’ album featuring Takaki, Daiki, and Yuto. And Ryutaro, Inoo, and Keito just didn’t exist. I think they got like 6 lines between them. While I do consider the members who always sing to be the best singers. (Minus Chinen and Yuto. I’m Yuto biased but I’m not going to pretend he’s a better singer than he is.) I would love to hear the other members once in a while. Especially Ryutaro. His voice is the best of the forgotten members. I can understand not featuring Keito and Inoo much because they both sound like frogs when they sing. But Ryutaro makes no sense, he can actually sing. I guess it’s because those members are shoved down your throats. Hopefully, HSJ being rotating hosts of Shounen Club and being rotating members featured on Yan Yan JUMP will help the other members get more lines. However, I doubt it.

Here’s their new song on Shounen Club. I suggest you watch it ASAP. This will probably be taken down in a few hours.
 
Of course the embedding is disabled so click here to watch.

Watarirouka Hashiritai7 to release song for Mother’s Day

AKB48 sub-group, and what was thought to have been a one shot group, Watarirouka Hashiritai7 announced that they will be releasing a new song for Mother’s Day. The song is entitled Mama, Grazie, and will be used as the commercial theme for the 7-11 Ito-Yokado’s nationwide campaign. The song will be available on Recochoku on April 27th. The short version will be released on Chaku-Uta and it will be released in full on May 4th.

I’m a little confused on this whole situation. The information I posted above points to nothing more then a song for a commercial. Along the lines of what Kis-My-Ft2 did. Last year they were in a commercial for dwango. In the commercial their song FIRE BEAT was used and was available exclusively through the dwango site. It seems to me that Watarirouka Hashiritai7 is doing the exact same thing.

But despite that, lots of fans are still saying that this song is going to be used as a legit single. So, that makes me extremely confused. Is this song going to be released as a legit single? I honestly have no idea. But it actually could. Watarirouka Hashiritai7 is a sub-group of AKB48, that alone would make the song sell fairly decently. Watarirouka Hashiritai usually sells about 50,000 copies of their singles. But their last single as Watarirouka Hashiritai7, which was also a holiday themed single, sold over twice as much. It seems like management is trying to get as much bang for their buck while they still can.

Wether this song is just a commercial theme or is going to be a legit single, is still unknown for now. But either way, I’ll keep this site updated on all the news for this song.

Morning Musume’s vauge new song Aisaresugiru Koto wa nai no yo

During the first stop in Morning Musume’s fall concert tour they preformed a new song entitled Aisaresugiru Koto wa nai no yo. Though what this new song is going to be used for is still up in the air, it’s obvious that it will be on their 44th single. We’ll just have to wait and see weather it’s the A-side or B-side.

That being said let me just say how much I absolutely love this song. The song sounds like it starts off with Aika. That alone is awesome enough. And I love everything about the song! The music is absolutely incredible. When the chorus kicks in I could die. The music of the song is already very powerful, but even more so in the chorus. I really hope that this turns out to be the A-side. Morning Musume has been wasting all their best and most powerful songs on B-sides and albums songs. The line distribution is also good. I hardly have any complaints over it. Every single girl gets a solo line. Though if they just did that will every single LinLin and JunJun wouldn’t be leaving the first place. I mean listen to the intensity in LinLin’s solo lines! Do you think Sayumi could ever come close to sounding like that? No way! Listen to her solo lines in this song. They’re basically mashing all of her previous solos together. Her solo starts with her robot voice from Ookii Hitomi, then her overly suggestive Ah from SONGS, and finally her whisper speak from Nanchatte Renai. All of which mask the fact that SHE STILL CAN’T SING!

This song is directly ripped from a concert, so the quality isn’t the best.