so everyone agrees that TRUTH is the most perfect genius song ever written for a drama in the history of dramas having songs written for them right? i thought it was so perfect, you don't have to do anything to it to make it sound any better.
then the full version comes out, and my love for the song just grew exponentially. i mean the pre-chorus was already pretty amazing in the short version. it was just so clever how the lines and the melodies were overlapping and chasing each other and intertwining. kind of like a metaphor for how ohno's and toma's characters are in the drama. but man that second pre-chorus in the longer version is nothing short of an aural orgasm. the way the percussions just faded out and it was all just voices and piano and strings and some subtle industrial elements? gaaaah it's fucking awesome.
(sorry. this post has turned into what a typical conversation with my bandmates would sound like. only i would never talk to them about TRUTH cause they are stupid boys who don't know jack squat about arashi.)
frankly, i've never raved over an arashi song this much. i mean their songs never fail to get me off my ass and dance (hello step and go, carnival night, eyes with delight, itsuka no summer, kitto daijoubu, i could go on and on and on..) but this is the first time an arashi song has moved me to dissect the technical shit. so i was thinking: good job guys. this is the single most technically-complicated piece of musical genius you've ever recorded. and nothing can ever make me love this song more.
but then i see this
and let me just tell you. the only thing that beats a perfect genius song is some genius japanese kid who plays it PERFECTLY on a fucking piano and posts it on youtube the day after she first hears it on tv.
why am i not this good, God? i am so jealous and i feel like a crap musician. haha.
you should check out all of her videos. i think she has piano versions of one love, sirius, and himitsu on her youtube site and they're all fucking perfect. ugh.