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RINA's liner notes for "Futari," "Electric Girl," and "Koisuru Universe":
M8. Futari
No action has been taken even though you've known for a long time that you both have the same feelings; won't that disappear if you don't hurry? It's a song about a pair that provokes that while enjoying that time they share together. The lyrics for this came first. A lot of the lyrics came first this time
M9. Electric Girl
Wanting a thrilling song, we made a flashy one that's full of playfulness. After we finished recording track 8 was when the album title came to mind, and we tried including "sweet nectar" that was connected to the word "HONEY." We want to shout out the "Isse-no-se" part before the chorus with everyone - I really can't wait for our tour
M10. Koisuru Universe
A love song with a 120% degree of happiness that could even be played at a wedding ceremony. "A perfect universe in which we met you" who has chosen SCANDAL's music. This album "HONEY" is a work that we're proud of in 2018, the 10th anniversary of our major label debut, and one that closes with happiness. Thank you.

RINA's liner notes for "Short Short" and "Mado wo Aketara":
M6. Short Short
A strange tale that's shorter than a short story―a story of a girl who desires a love like a short short story. The mix of HARUNA's transparent vocals like meltwater with plenty of chorus work feels nice. Some of my favorite lyrics that were able to be written with good balance of words with a softness and sharpness to them
M7. Mado wo Aketara
This album was made mostly with songs that were written within the past year, but this song was written by TOMOMI three years ago. We're happy that the timing when we could have everyone listen to it finally came along. We've been really thinking strongly about making our ways of living into songs, and that we'd make our favorite music just as it is. Music that people can see is really enjoyable

『HONEY』 Liner Notes - Midnight City - Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:14 am

RINA's liner notes for "Midnight City":
M5. Midnight City
"Comparing myself to others makes me hate myself, and I can't speak sincerely to anyone―why am I like this?" Being attacked by loneliness and an inferiority complex means that you're the one who knows best that you can still do more, and that you can set high expectations for yourself. A song with a sweet and poisonous atmosphere to it, and one that features RINA on main vocals for the first time in a while

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RINA is beginning to post album liner notes about the songs on 『HONEY』!
M1. Platform Syndrome
A title we coined that's attached to the image of giving a name to the sadness you feel the day after your heart's been broken. Even if you can't be positive, nor forcibly move forward when you're hurt, it's okay to let time take its course and progress at a different pace―that's I thought while writing this song. It feels like we were finally able to give shape to something that we had been wanting to do now
This was recorded with a sound feeling that I especially like. I like the connection to it from track 1, and it's a song that we'd like to grow at lives. I also recommend it to those in our cover bands because they're captivated by bands. A song about when a pair of lovers who have been seeing each for a long time and have already gone beyond love are about to become a couple, and one party makes a decision after seeing the future
M3. Take Me Out
With this song that was made after we returned from our world tour, it felt like we changed completely into HONEY mode starting from this single. A killer tune that we can proudly take along with us anywhere, such as festivals and events, and one that we all cultivated at our live shows.
M4. Oh! No!
Falling in love isn't actually the most important thing for a girl; isn't it more fun to love yourself and shine on? This nonsensical song that's very MAMI-like has those feelings that overlap with a rapidly changing rhythm. It's fun listening to MAMI's vocals filled with nuances, and she'll probably sing with a different approach at live shows, so I have great expectations

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M12. Chiisana Honoo
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A track that also served as the theme song for our documentary film about our world tour held last year. Even if you've given up on your dreams a number of times, we don't want you to give up on living. 〈RINA〉

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M11. Happy Birthday
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A commemoration of all living things born on this planet. A song where you're the leading part once a year. Play it at a birthday party and have a happy one! 〈RINA〉

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Starting from today until 3/12 (Sat.) Osaka Municipal Subway's Midosuji Line will be 『YELLOW』 & 10th anniversary-fied! Those who use the Midosuji Line, you might be able to ride on a SCANDAL-fied car.

Also, here's what the T-Shirt Edition looks like in person:

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『YELLOW』 Liner Notes - Sisters - Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:51 am

【『YELLOW』 Liner Notes】

M10. Sisters
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Our own royal road pop song that mixes a band sound with a dance sound! "Sisters" means that we included our emotions to all "comrades" seizing the day. 〈HARUNA〉

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『YELLOW』 Liner Notes - LOVE - Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:11 am

【『YELLOW』 Liner Notes】

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SCANDAL's first reggae number. A neutral love song about those in their 20s who have learned of a non-passionate but deep love.〈TOMOMI〉

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『YELLOW』 Liner Notes - SUKI-SUKI - Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:24 am

【『YELLOW』 Liner Notes】

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The clear air resets so many things during the winter. A winter song written by me, winter-loving MAMI! A song about how lovely it is that you can enjoy any season if you just say more. 〈MAMI〉

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M7. Heaven na Kibun
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A psychedelic song that was written after returning from Turkey and influenced by Istanbul's oriental atmosphere. The music and vocals were recorded in a very "bad" feeling. 〈RINA〉

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『YELLOW』 Liner Notes - Sunday Drive - Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:12 am

【『YELLOW』 Liner Notes】

M5. Sunday Drive
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Going on a day trip drive with friends to get away from it all for a bit while being heartbroken day after day, and living positively each day. A song where a Sunday like that is given a Motown beat! 〈TOMOMI〉

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『YELLOW』 Liner Notes - Morning sun - Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:42 am

【『YELLOW』 Liner Notes】

M4. Morning sun
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The theme song for 『Neko Nanka Yondemo Konai.』. The lyrics RINA wrote with the image of the softness and power of the morning sun gave it an emotional band sound. 〈MAMI〉

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『YELLOW』 Liner Notes - LOVE ME DO - Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:17 am

【『YELLOW』 Liner Notes】

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A colorful number that was inspired by 80's American pop. A love song about the happiness of a pair of lovers loving "now"! 〈MAMI〉

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A song packed with the relaxed band atmosphere while on our world tour last year. It's not too much to say that we were able to complete 『YELLOW』 by completing this song. 〈HARUNA〉

I've also subbed part one of the 『YELLOW』 digest video:

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『YELLOW』 Liner Notes - Room No.7 - Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:18 am

【『YELLOW』 Liner Notes】

M1. Room No.7
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An instrumental song--our first one-- that opens 『YELLOW』. It's a funky, edgy track! The title comes from this being our seventh album, thus "No.7". 〈HARUNA〉

I'll be posting translations here accordingly as the band posts them!

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Self-liner notes - 2014-12-08 (RINA) - Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:05 pm


Twitterでわたしが書いたアルバム【HELLO WORLD】全曲説明をブログにもまとめておきます☺️︎良ければ見てね!

M01. Image

M02.Your song
5月のプチツアー中に作った曲。珍しく曲先で歌詞に凄く時間をかけた。行き着いた先は、泥臭く人間味溢れるメッセージ。こういうのは本気で思った時しか出来ない。大事な時に大切な人が必ず傍に居てくれるとは限らない。自分のリモコンは自分だ。リスナーが育てたライブ曲 in action





M08.Runners high



M11.Winter story

去年のホールツアー中、 ホテルのベッドの上で作詞。アリーナ公演をやるようになって、スケール感のある曲を書きたくなった。変化するコードとリズム、変わらないメロディの組み合わせで私流シューゲイザー。永遠に爛々として生きていたい。RINA作詞作曲リードボーカル/ギター

M13.Place of life




2014-12-08 09:46:45

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In this blog I've gathered the song explanatons that I wrote on Twitter about all of the songs on our album 【HELLO WORLD】☺️︎Check it out, if you'd like!

M01. Image
A song we completed around the time of our arena performances; our current band mode has come forth to the front. We want to head to an even greater tomorrow and be someone new again. We looked ahead while standing on stage. A thrilling, refreshing, straight-forward song done in a single cut. I'm glad we made this the opener to the album. Anything important is an image!

M02. Your song
A  song we made while on our small tour in May. Unusually writing the music first, we took a long amount of time to pen the lyrics. We ended up with an earthy message that's full of humanity. You can only do it when you seriously think of things like that. Those important to us aren't always around at important times. You are your own remote control. A live song that the listeners have cultivated

M03. love in action
MAMI e-mailed us, 『I want to do a rhythm song with no eight beats or 4/4 !』 and this song was returned. A pleasant feeling of the singing/guitars/bass/drums all beat out of rhythm and a happy feeling. It's fun. The D-BEAM that comes out once in a while gives it a good spice. I want to do a chorus together

M04. Departure
This year started from here. Even though it's a new song, it's a song that has a sense of security, like it's been around for a long time. You might get a different feeling from it when you listen to it after following the band's story. Pleasant strings and emotions of Japan. A sakura song packed with the appeal of  the four seasons that you'll want to listen to all seasons.

M05. Graduation
When HARUNA sent us the demo of her playing and singing this herself, I thought that a 26-year-old's femininity and roots are coming through to the front more than ever beforeー.  When we met and talked about it, she told us, 『 I want it to be a easy-to-sing song at karaoke』. It was like, "Ah, I see." An urban rock tune thoroughly mixed up in keys and melody lines

M6. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
Being able to sing a Pokemon theme song is like a dream. I loved spending summer vacation as a family when I was a kid. Hooked on piano and movies, I feel like I had grown so much in just one summer. The big stage and huge screen that were like they were packed with that happiness and excitement excellently suiting it; a song that'll have you dreaming once more as an adult

M07. Onegai Navigation
The sequel to 【Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne】. I wrote this on our hall tour last year while imagining that girl's near future. The melody is by MAMI. Exactly around then is when the members were talking about getting their driving licenses, and we decided on the situation in the car. They passed with flying colors! We finished it with a great melody

M08. Runners high
After our first performance at Osaka-Jo Hall, HARUNA brought out lyrics first. Even though our dream since our indie days had come true, we realized that in its place was the starting line. A live song that floated with a good meaning within our album that has songs with a lived-in feel to them.

M09. Hon wo Yomu
Beginning to like what the person you like likes. MAMI wrote the lyrics/music/composition with that theme and took it upon herself to do the lead vocals for. Another important point is that the other 3 members harmonize in a chorus. We've already been together for eight years, and she's always been bad with books like the hero of this song. Lyrics that trace a transformed mind. Great

M10. Kan Biiru
When we vaguely wanted to write a romantic song, a commercial for a beer came on TV. Suddenly take a pen and, as a girl who's bad with alcohol, finish the lyrics from the perspective of a girl who doesn't drink, instead of well-drawing out the feelings of a girl who drinks. A number with the glamour of lyrics/music/lead vocals by TOMOMI.

M11. Winter story
Since I noticed I had been writing nothing but summer songs, I made a warm winter song. A song about the end of a couple who had been going out for years and know what bittersweet is. I had been wondering when the line that the chorus begins from that I made a while ago would be used. The distorted Mellotron is good. One song I'd like lovers to listen to on Christmas

M12. Oyasumi
While on my hotel bed, I wrote the lyrics on our hall tour last year. Doing arena performances was possible, and I wanted to write a song with a sense of scale. Shoegazing with a combination of an unchanging melody and changing chords and rhythms. Wanting to live forever glittering. Lyrics, music, lead vocals/guitar by RINA

M13. Place of life
A song we made together with Tetsuya Komuro. I don't really imagine Komuro-san producing many bands, but, for us who did nothing but dance before forming a band, he's a person with musical roots. The best epilogue born with the large theme called 【life】

Thank you for reading all the way until the end!
Each year I write my own commentary about the album, but this time I was able to write it more smoothly than I ever have before. What's left is to tell it in person.

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I too went to buy it!
I also am happily listening to it often


2014-12-08 09:46:45

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『STANDARD』 Liner Notes - Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:35 am

It might be too soon to ask this since it looks like most people are still waiting for their copies, but has anyone gotten a signed sticker in their Regular Edition of STANDARD? In case you weren't aware, they randomly included individually signed stickers in the RE, and that edition only.


RINA is tweeting liner notes about each of the tracks.
M1. Brand new wave
We wanted to make a dance number that had danger and sharpness to it. TOMOMI was tweaking the lyrics all the way until we started recording. We made this track 1 after much agonizing. That's why the order of the songs is a gradation that goes from glittery to rocky. The CM song for ITO EN's 「Stylee Sparkling」 drink
A song that the 4 of us sing on. We had Yasutaka Nakata produce it. It's a song that we've sung on TV a lot too while wearing red jumpsuits. Chatmonchy happened to be working at the same studio when we were recording it, and we were given a watermelon picked from Ecchan's parents' home. Needless to say, it was delicious.
M3. Uchiagehanabi
A simple message: 「I love you」. I'm glad we're now able to sing a song like this. We recorded it at its best state while repeatedly updating the chorus's melody. It's a song that ends with the same sequence as in the beginning. We changed it to HARUNA's idea of having it suit our ages. The best
M4. Orange Juice
Without deciding on a title in final stages of recording, we left the studio for a change of pace. Getting back a few minutes later, TOMOMI, orange candy in hand, said 「Do you think "orange juice" or "mikan" is better?」 Those were two great selections. Although it's a word that isn't in the lyrics, if there was a flavor to this song, there's no doubt this is it. A war of a girl's love
M5. Metronome
This is THE most SCANDAL-ish song. Our axis is here. That's why it's okay to not worry about whatever happens, and not to think about unnecessary things. I hope we'll continue to be a band that does many things. It was made while imagining a live! On this song, the drums took the longest time to recordー. It's cool. Let's jump when we say 「jump!」!
M6. Weather report
A love where you can quarrel and still believe 「I'm definitely going to marry this person.」 is fascinating and beautiful. But, it's not about growing up, naturally choosing conversations, and the person you'll be with for life. Knowing that, I think we are able to to choose a love that has a time limit. It's a song that's like love that's cloudy even if it's sunny or raining.
M7. Hachigatsu
We formed on 8/21. It's the only song on this album where we sing about ourselves. HARU didn't show us the lyrics until they were complete, and this is the finished version. We pulled out MAMI's demo from 2 years ago and it finally took shape. It's a letter from the members to the members, and a message from the 4 of us to everyone. It seems we might sing it for a while
M8. Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne
Since we started this year with this, the word "STANDARD" came to mind for an album title, and we wanted to make a work that fits live venues and could be BGM that suits each day. This song makes ours lives even flashier. I want you to watch the music video
M9. Kagen no Tsuki
A single where we made the covers and PV quite to taste. Lately, I've been really attracted to songs that have a bewitching atmosphere. Personally, I think that this is most radio-friendly song that we have. There really is a power that comes from listening to a single on an album. How is the intro this cool
M10. Koi no Gestalt Houkai
Wanting to do a crazy song that can be shared at lives, we did the lyrics and arrangement as such. Since the songs I've written up until now are mainly middle ballads with serious lyrics and sweet songs, I tried breaking it. We recorded breaths in the interludes and tried to violently shake the sound side to side. It's interesting when you listen to it with headphones in. The joy and feeling of disappointment when the person you longed for turns around
M11. Kimi to Mirai to Kanzen Douki
We went on a trip to Las Vegas shortly before making this, and we were really moved by the entertainment we saw there. We also experienced things we didn't know about yet. It's a song that we did right after a new essence entered our bodies and minds. A slightly different flashiness and poppiness comes out in it. Thrils and suspense we don't want to forget
M12. Namida yo Hikare
An up-tempo song that unconditionally raises the excitement. Our first punk song. It was made with a very simple musical performance and lyrics. But, singing this is the most important. Everyone wants to dance at lives. In a happy feeling. I think this is the easiest song to cover on this album
While on tour, we did the arrangement during rehearsals and wrote the lyrics while at hotels. Because we wrote it during the time we were seeing all of you, it's full of a live show-feeling. It's the title track and it's something we made seriously, but it feels a little different. Music, firstly, needs to be fun. This was it! Its provisional title was 「A Song That's Only In My Head」. Let's all shout out together

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