Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:20 pm

izzy

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I really like the music but I think the song could have been better without autotune.  Onion Tea

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:27 pm

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Not a fan of the auto-tune... will probably sound better live.

It's ok I guess, my least favorite song from the "her era", maybe it will grow on me with time.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:34 pm

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I love the video! All the girls look pretty good. Tomo at 2:38 looks hilarious  LOL

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:00 pm

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After watching and listening to the song a few times, I think it's pretty good. The instrumentals are killer and it's very upbeat and party like. Though it could do without the auto tune, but the music it self had an electro-rock feel so I guess I could get use to it, like with Electric Girl.

The MV itself was great, very fun and playful.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:12 pm

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I always have to listen to their songs several times before I judge them but I already like it more than fuzzy.



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:26 pm

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I have no problem with the autotune, in fact I like the contrast with the big guitars, they didn't go the obvious "pop" route with this one. Chorus is super catchy!

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:50 pm

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After listening to it for a couple more times, that chorus really sticks in your head

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:56 pm

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The song is okay, I guess. I like the instruments, yeah but I am not a fan of the autotune. Well, I think the best song of the her era is still Masterpiece. I have expected more from this song, I think something is missing. I am not fan of the chorus like in Fuzzy again. I think the chorus is too simple. Well, I am looking forward to an album.



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:13 pm

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"Saishuuheiki, Kimi" with English subs:



https://www.facebook.com/scandal.heaven/posts/3152537458154377


Also, the song will be available overseas on streaming sites, etc. from midnight local time!


#front-page #saishuuheikikimi



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:23 pm

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I'll be redundant: I like the tune and melody, but hate the use of autotune.  A lot of modern American radio artists use this (often to mask the fact they can't sing) and I have never been a fan of the sound of it.  Fortunately we know Haruna can sing very well.  Looking forward to hearing this one live and raw.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:32 pm

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Well it is different from what you usually can get from scandal, with auto-tune and stuff. And I also think this is my first time seeing haru without guitar, I don't know tho. But that is one of the reason why I love scandal so much. They don't afraid to make something different for their song. Nonetheless I like the song and the mv, looking forward to see it live



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:35 pm

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I like how heavy the guitar sounds in this song. I'm fine with the autotune. It sort of adds an electric feel to the song. It's a good contrast to the guitars I think. It's also unique seeing Haru without a guitar.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:03 pm

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Stayed up to check it out and replayed it once. Hit the sack with the song stuck in my head - so I must've liked it!

Would've loved a version without auto-tune but what can ya do?



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:12 pm


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I LOVE when the ladies let the guitars get loud and crunchy! I like this much more than Fuzzy which sounded too close to Masterpiece, which I thought was great. Melodic head-banger with a great chorus! Can't stop the rrrock!

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:06 am

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Looks like the "poppy" era of Scandal is over. All the songs after "her" was founded sound really different from Honey. Did they just leave Sony because they didn't let them make songs like this?
As others have said, I like the intruments but not the autotune and I think it will be much better when performed live.
Anyway, it's availabe on Spotify in Europe now (with the title still in kanji)

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:36 am

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Lombres wrote:Looks like the "poppy" era of Scandal is over. All the songs after "her" was founded sound really different from Honey. Did they just leave Sony because they didn't let them make songs like this?

I disagree, I think it started with Honey. Most songs in Honey were already like this. 
I think it's nice, feels like they've found their style and IMO they're at their best now. 

Don't know if leaving Sony has to do with it but they sure look like they're having more freedom, not just with composing but releasing songs at their own pace with no albums attached.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:20 am

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I think it's good. I actually really like the video. The thing I was most worried about was seeing Haruna without a guitar Happy  That's just weird. But she's obviously playing on the recorded version of the song, so I'm sure it's just a visual thing for the video so she can dance around. It reminds me of when they played Koi no Gestalt Houka on the Standard tour. (Or Koshi Tan-Tan live before that.)

The auto-tune... I'm kinda just "meh" about it. Anyone who's seen me post here over the years knows I have howled endlessly about auto-tune in certain Scandal recordings, but when it's used in this way I don't feel like they're trying to hide flaws or "correct" anything, it's just a style. It's maybe kind of an overused style at this point, but it's not new for Scandal. Electric Girl did something very similar just on the last album and that song reminds me quite a bit of this.

Anyway I think it's a good song and video, and they do seem to be getting heavier if anything, which I'm not opposed to Happy They are all about 30 now and they seem to be just doing whatever they want rather than trying to be a radio-friendly cute pop/rock group. It's kind of a double edged sword because I loved how they were in the beginning too, and sometimes I really miss that. But honestly, if they were going to change - and people do, as do bands - this is what I would have hoped they'd change into.

Edit: Also, weren't there supposed to be overseas purchase links? It doesn't seem to be available on the US iTunes.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:03 am

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spacecadet wrote:Also, weren't there supposed to be overseas purchase links? It doesn't seem to be available on the US iTunes.

I can't check iTunes right now, but it is currently up on Apple Music at least:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/最終兵器-君-single/1485622077



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:35 am


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In regards to autotune, I don't like it when it is used to help a singer achieve the correct pitch (britney Spears) or if it is just overused and starts sounding like a parody of itself in a song. Even T-Pain, who made autotune his style has backed off using it. I don't think it is overdone in the new song and is used more to give the vocals a different flavor, because we know Haruna can sing. Flashback No. 5 has more of the characteristic autotune sound in it than Saishuuheiki, Kimi. It isn't my first go-to for voice effects, but it can have merit; Kanye used it in Heartless and that is a damn good song, as is the new Scandal single. Just my humble opinion.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:33 am

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Well I loved when Cher used autotune for her 1998 single "Believe", up to then as Qberto says it was used to correct a singers pitch, Cher was the first to use it as a sound effect but then of course so did everyone.

A lot of Japanese idols are using it now so maybe it has just got popular in Japan, but like people have said we know Haruna can sing so there is no need to get upset about it Happy



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:57 am

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tonymiller wrote:Well I loved when Cher used autotune for her 1998 single "Believe", up to then as Qberto says it was used to correct a singers pitch, Cher was the first to use it as a sound effect but then of course so did everyone.

A lot of Japanese idols are using it now so maybe it has just got popular in Japan, but like people have said we know Haruna can sing so there is no need to get upset about it Happy

The problem is not about Haruna's vocal abilities, we all know she can sing very well but in that particular song autotune is overused even if it is obviously for a style effect. 
In my opinion I think the song could have been more "catchy" without as much of this vocaloid sound.

The music is really great, I like the way Mami mixed her guitar with the synth sound. The song is heavily processed... so I'm a little bit worried about the live version.

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:58 am

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@izzy

Hopefully she wont use autotune when they perform it live, but it is their choice really as it is their song Happy



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:10 am

izzy

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tonymiller wrote:@izzy

Hopefully she wont use autotune when they perform it live, but it is their choice really as it is their song Happy

You are right and I will respect perfectly their artistic choice, they are great artists  Praise

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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:20 am

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Like spacecadet said, HARU has performed without guitar before. Other times include Queens are trumps and Kill the virgin. I can't remember her hip-hop like this before though, it's probably gonna make a great live.
I loved this song right away. It feels Afro-Caribbean and it seems to me autotune helps achieve that sound/rhythm effect. So I think they probably will try that on stage as well.



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Re: Digital Single - 「Saishuuheiki, Kimi」
Posted on Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:20 am

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Don't forget early performances of S.L. Magic!

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