Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:50 am


wolonggong

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So I finally got my copy of Hello World and was listening, liking the album as expected and then track 11 comes on and im...not believing what I am hearing.

At first it was so out of place and I thought I was listening to a different group as if someone slipped a song from a great pop group onto the album because I never seem to be able to remember what Rina's voice sounds like.

Best song on the album.

Its so well put together from the background electronic beat right to the insanely catchy rhythmic vocals and I wonder if they had a special producer come in for this? The quality of the arrangement seems so much higher than other songs, reminds me of Overdrive.

Well done Rina!

I could actually see AKB48 doing a cover of this... Praise

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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:59 am


MamiNoodles

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I like Oyasumi as well. Rina pulled off a nice trip-hop song despite of her heavily synthesized vocals. I love it being played on my turntable.

However, Oyasumi doesn't match to the overall retro concept of Hello World. It would be nice if Scandal will release a trip-hop and electronica-inspired album and include this as the final track.

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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:06 am


flyingwill

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I was really, really (and pleasantly) surprised by the strong MBV/shoegaze vibe of the arrangements. I really wasn't expecting something like that from the band, especially from Rina. I also don't really get why so many people are complaining about the altered vocals, it fits the song and it's only noticeable on a very few occasions. In the very last words of the song (sonna koto wo omotte oyasumi), her voice is so pure and gorgeous. 

On a sidenote, I also want to say that the other "special" song of the album, Mami's "Hon wo Yomu", is just as surprising and refreshing for me. Those two songs, plus the overall strong quality of the others songs, have really convinced me that we've only just begun to realize how talented they are.

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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:35 am


spacecadet

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I was very surprised by Oyasumi because of the influences that are obvious, and that Rina's admitted to. I never expected shoegaze to be her taste.

It's honestly not my favorite song on the album, but I'm happy to hear them branching out and getting a more varied outlook on music. I've read about plenty of their past influences and most of them are pretty standard rock staples. But shoegaze? That's a new one, and it's not something you expect to hear from a Japanese pop/rock band.

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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:53 pm


GeoFreak

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At first, I guess I was surprised because I haven't heard much shoegaze before. I wasn't used to the heavily distorted guitar sound, and some fans (myself included) wanted to hear RINA's voice unaltered because her previous songs had extensive use of autotune/effects. Not that her vocals were bad and needed correction, but I think it was used in Koi no Hajimari wa Diet to fit with the electropop song, which I'm okay with.

After listening to the song for a while, though, I've come to like it more. Her vocals really do fit well with the song and convey a lot of emotion.


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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:09 pm


bad-apple

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yep, the song is just so good and it's really well experimented. This song is one of my most fave from this album.


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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:37 am


wolonggong

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MamiNoodles wrote:However, Oyasumi doesn't match to the overall retro concept of Hello World. It would be nice if Scandal will release a trip-hop and electronica-inspired album and include this as the final track.

Actually I believe this is why I was so shocked by the song and actually like it more than I normally would. Sure I am prone to catchy lyrics like everyone else but normally I don't go for pop music.

Its the fact that the song doesn't belong and stands out that sticks with me the most.

I always seem to give more credit to a band when the break their own mold so to speak. The more they experiment the more I like them, or the more they cross genre's the more I like them. To me it means they have depth as a band.

For some reason bands like Kontrust or System of a Down (Chop Suey) really stand out since they experiment with at least some of their songs while bands like Led Zeppelin stand high on my list due to their wide range of genre's their songs are spread throughout.

Is it just me? or am I just blowing it way out of proportion? I have seen greatness in Scandal and really think they can very well end up being a band with incredible depth if they manage to stay together and continue to put out albums.

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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:18 pm


flyingwill

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wolonggong wrote:Is it just me? or am I just blowing it way out of proportion? I have seen greatness in Scandal and really think they can very well end up being a band with incredible depth if they manage to stay together and continue to put out albums.

No, I totally agree. I think we've only just begun to see their real potential.

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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:10 pm


bad-apple

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spacecadet wrote:I'm happy to hear them branching out and getting a more varied outlook on music. 
this is what the aspect of SCANDAL I like the most, you really just can't get tired from listening to them. I didnt know what shoegaze was but thanks to the song and RINA mentioning it on twitter, my knowledge broaden up.


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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:58 am


Rinakkusu

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Yeahh! That song is really come into my nerves. I can't even imagine that Rina can sing better. And her voice is sooo! Adorable.  Onion Love


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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:18 am


Bankai_Mami

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The hyper-synthed vocals freaked me out the first time round. Especially since it took me ages to even work out who was singing. But the second time round I realised that it was an awesome song and it is my third favourite on the album now. (1. Onegai Navigation, 2. Hon wo yomu 3. Oyasumi)

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Re: Am I the only one suprised by Oyasumi?
Posted on Fri May 29, 2015 2:03 am


JR_Grimes

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First Time I Heard This Song I Needed To Have It, I Recently Figured Out That This Was Rina's Voice ( I Thought It Was Tomomi's From December-Early May ) LOL But I Love Rina's Individual Songs It Shows Her Ability & This One Of My Favorite Songs On HW It Has 205 Plays On My iTunes


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