Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:52 am

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Star~world96® wrote:Well you can't please everyone lol Scandal finally sticking to a certain rock sound begged by fans for years and now no one cares about it.

I wouldn't say that... Their general direction over the past few albums has been great, and I've definitely said that here before. There's nothing wrong with the intent of this song, or the sound; the songwriting just isn't quite there for me. It's just missing something, and isn't as satisfying as most of their best songs for me.

I definitely would not say they need a change of direction or sound. I like what they're doing recently in general. But not every song is going to be equally good.

But as much as I like the song,  I do agree that Fuzzy isn't a stand out song and it's just Scandal playing it safe.

I think you probably feel the same way.

I'm not worried about the album that's hopefully coming. In a way I just want it more now, because I can't wait to hear the other songs on it. I still need my new Scandal fix.

Edit: I'm also kind of disappointed that it's just a digital single with one song. If it was a real single with a b-side and some extra stuff, I'd probably still buy it. But I'm not sure it's worth paying even a small amount for one song that's probably just going to be on the album.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:00 am

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Take the muted guitar riff to the intro of Scandal Baby as an example.
I'll patiently wait for the forthcoming physical album release.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:43 pm

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As often happens I don't get a new SC song until I've listened over a few days. Most of Honey wasn't like that probably because it was full of those good hooks. But sure enough a few days did the trick for me with this one. At first it was "eh?" but now It's "waa!"
That little essay from RINA is enlightening, thanx as usual TGE. The refrains "ah bitter, painful, love"... "ah, hot, ephemeral, beautiful" in Fuzzy recalls Natsuneiro, their summer song from ten years ago: where "so tender, sad, and bright" is repeated twice. RINA had a hand in writing that too. A very different song but a theme that's been there right along for RINA, for SCANDAL, and I guess for Japan at large.
I wondered if the date they released the video means anything.. August 6 being Hiroshima Day..
I agree with Joon about the video story though. A video like Mabataki would work better I think, a mood painting rather than a story...



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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:23 pm

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Star~world96® wrote:But I really like this song, Rock on from the very beginning with the screeching guitars, to Haru's scream and the guitar feedback at the end. The instrumentation is really cool, the bass and guitars stand out here to me. And like with the last single, it gives me Honey vibes, it kinda reminds me of Platform Syndrome with some emo-ness from OVER. I think Scandal is establishing their signature sound now after the departure from SONY

The music video is cool, it started off with a 90's vibe, with the colors, clothes, and the props, but then the smartphone came up and the vibe was over lol. It is a bit more of a dark and emo style, especially that ending, and with the girls wearing black, punk goth like clothing. Which I realized they shot this when they did the 2nd promotional shoot a while back.

Mami confirms that they were going for something EMO: https://twitter.com/scandal_mami/status/1159321647876231169

曲も歌詞もMVもエモいです、是非☺
"music, lyrics and MV are all totally emo"

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:36 am

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spacecadet wrote:
Star~world96® wrote:Well you can't please everyone lol Scandal finally sticking to a certain rock sound begged by fans for years and now no one cares about it.

I wouldn't say that... Their general direction over the past few albums has been great, and I've definitely said that here before. There's nothing wrong with the intent of this song, or the sound; the songwriting just isn't quite there for me. It's just missing something, and isn't as satisfying as most of their best songs for me.

I definitely would not say they need a change of direction or sound. I like what they're doing recently in general. But not every song is going to be equally good.

But as much as I like the song,  I do agree that Fuzzy isn't a stand out song and it's just Scandal playing it safe.

I think you probably feel the same way.

I'm not worried about the album that's hopefully coming. In a way I just want it more now, because I can't wait to hear the other songs on it. I still need my new Scandal fix.

Edit: I'm also kind of disappointed that it's just a digital single with one song. If it was a real single with a b-side and some extra stuff, I'd probably still buy it. But I'm not sure it's worth paying even a small amount for one song that's probably just going to be on the album.

Yeah, I understand. My favorite thing about Scandal is that they always going through phases and changes and like you said, I like what they're doing now, and also excited to hear the next release. 

As for the digital release thing, I think Scandal wanted to put out a summer single for the time being, I told to someone earlier but if the did treat this like a regular single, we would have waited 2 months after they would supposedly  announced it. They would have announced it early June, which will be odd since "Fuzzy Summer Mood" wasn't a support of any release, and they usually don't announce a new single mid tour, so that would be quite an awkward state. At least that's what I think. Like I said earlier, I think they just wanted to give us Summer song to keep us occupy until an album is release, which I hope will be before the end of this year.

Tuba wrote wrote:
Mami confirms that they were going for something EMO: https://twitter.com/scandal_mami/status/1159321647876231169

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"music, lyrics and MV are all totally emo"
Whoa I was on the ball! And Rina in her recent blog post said that Fuzzy is their most Emo song, so there you have it Scandal accomplished Emo Rock lol (tho this isn't their first emo song imo)

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:06 am

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kudo_maharizu wrote:Not doing it for me. Need to move on from the Platform/Over/Masterpiece mindset.

Track 9 on their next album maybe, but not a single. 

Still love the band.

Loooove
I think "Fuzzy" sound too much like Honey like Masterpiece. I am not a big fan of Haruna's voice in Honey. But I am looking forward to a new album. I hope we get a Mami song^^.



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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:30 pm

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Gotta say, the song is growing on me. The chorus is really powerful

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:58 pm

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I listened to Fuzzy a couple of times through Spotify and from their Red Bull Studio live performance. I love the song's all grit, no glam chord progression. However, there's nothing special in its lyrics. So, I ended up not buying it on iTunes.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:46 am

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MamiNoodles wrote:I listened to Fuzzy a couple of times through Spotify and from their Red Bull Studio live performance. I love the song's all grit, no glam chord progression. However, there's nothing special in its lyrics. So, I ended up not buying it on iTunes.
If you haven't already, you should take a look at Rina's Uta-net Lyric Essay, to get a better understanding of history and inspiration for the song. Happy

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:51 am

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Guys , one question, why does fuzzy appear twice on iTunes? Is there a difference betweeen both ? If I try to buy the second one, it’ll work

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:38 am

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victor_survive wrote:Guys , one question, why does fuzzy appear twice on iTunes? Is there a difference betweeen both ? If I try to buy the second one, it’ll work

It isn't like that on any of the other iTunes Stores I've checked (US, Japan, UK, etc.); it's only like that for Mexico. So, I think it's just a listing error on the Mexico store's part.

The only discernable difference I see is the genres they're listed in: one is J-Pop, the other is Japan lol. Other than that, there are no differences in the song files. The previews sound exactly the same.

https://music.apple.com/mx/album/fuzzy-single/1473775601?l=en
https://music.apple.com/mx/album/fuzzy-single/1475472447?l=en



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2011.7.3 AM2 - Anaheim, CA 2012.3.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN 11.3+4 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 11.10 Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.3.3 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.6.1 HNL Ekiden & Music 2014 6.2 Fan Meeting 2015.4.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 Paris, FR 4.26「HW」London, UK 4.30「HW」Essen, GER 5.15「HW」Chicago, IL 5.20「HW」Mexico City, MEX 5.22「HW」LA, CA 5.23「HW」Anaheim, CA 2016.1.12+13 PERFECT WORLD @武道館5.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 5.22 HNL Ekiden & Music 2016 5.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 8.21 SCAFes @泉大津フェニックス 2017.7.14 47 Prefecture Tour @Ibaraki 7.15 Mito 7.17 Tokyo 2018.9.5 SCANDAL US & Mexico Tour 2018 "Special Thanks" @NY 9.7 @SF 9.9 @Anaheim 9.12 @MTY 9.14 @MEX 9.16 @TX
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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:38 am

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Amazon.com US has two listings for Fuzzy too.
I had to look several times to see the difference.
One is listed as a single, the other is an album with one song.
Same file, same song, same price, but for unknown reasons, two separate listings.
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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:06 pm

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That's weird. I bought both of them and yeah, they are the same. Not sure why they did that

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Re: Digital Single - 「Fuzzy」
Posted on Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:01 pm

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victor_survive wrote:That's weird. I bought both of them and yeah, they are the same. Not sure why they did that
Why—well you bought two of them didn't you?
Just joking...!

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