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Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA) - Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:48 am

Amid each day,
Theme:RINA



Our new song 「Living in the city」
Is now out on digital platforms.
Thank you to everyone who listened to it right away!



We also made a remote video
That was filmed at each of our places,
So it'd make me happy if you enjoyed it together with the song.

A column written by TOMOMI
Is also on UtaNet.

https://www.scandal-heaven.com/t15077-utanet-tomomi-s-living-in-the-city-lyrics-essay#768298


During these past few days,
I've been looking up things on racism
By watching TV and reading online news,
And I exchanged opinions with people around me.

There are all kinds of people
Among our listeners as well.
Every time we go on a world tour,
We can feel the reason why we continue playing music
By seeing the sight of being able to overcome differences
In race, culture, and religion
And become one with music,
And we had hoped
That it could make this world a better place.

There are demonstrations being held in the US
Protesting against racism,
And that news is also being reported in Japan every day.
Many people are discriminated against.

There might be people who live in Japan
And to whom these incidents seem to be things
That happen in some far away country,
But that's not the case at all.

A little while ago
There was something
That left an impression on me...

When we went to play a show in a country
Where few Japanese people live
And were walking around with an interpreter,
People passing by would point to me
While saying, "Yellow smokestack."
I didn't understand it
Since that was a localized word,
But the interpreter apologized to me.
It was a shocking experience for me.

I want to know about, stand up to,
And change things,
From small, unconscious discrimination
To ongoing racism.
I want everyone to all think things over once more
And be on the same page.

I too want to do some soul-searching
And continue thinking about it.



RINA

2020/6/3 20:53

Spoiler:
毎日の中で、



新曲、「Living in the city」
配信リリースなりました。
さっそく聴いてくれてる方、ありがとう!

それぞれの自宅で撮影した
リモートビデオも作ってみたので、
合わせて楽しんでもらえたら嬉しいです。

歌ネットには
TOMOMIのコラムも掲載されています。

SCANDAL 大好きな東京にいつまでも心を躍らせながら健やかな日々を送りたい。
今日のうた - 歌ネット
www.uta-net.com




この数日、
テレビやネットニュースを見て
自分なりに人種差別について
調べたり考えたり、
身近な人と意見交換したりしていました。

私たちのリスナーにも
いろんな人種の方がいます。
ワールドツアーをする度に、
人種や文化、
宗教の違いを飛び越えて
音楽でひとつになれている光景を見て
自分が音楽を続ける理由を感じられたり、
もっと良い世界に変えられるんじゃないかと
希望を持てたりしてきました。

今、日本でも連日報道されているように
アメリカでは人種差別に
抗議するデモが行われています。
差別に苦しんでいる人がたくさんいます。

日本に住んでいると、
遠い国で起こってる出来事に思える人も
いるのかもしれないけれど、
全然そんなことはないです。

少し前の話なんだけど、
すごく自分のなかで
印象に残っている出来事があって...

日本人が殆どいない国に
ライブしに行ったときに、
通訳さんと一緒に街を歩いていたら、
すれ違った人が私を指差しながら
「黄色い煙突」と言ってきたことがありました。
現地の言葉だったから
自分は理解できていなかったんだけど、
通訳さんが私に謝ってきて、
自分のなかでは衝撃的な体験でした。

無意識の中にある小さな差別から
今も続いている人種差別まで、
それぞれが知って、向き合って、
変えていきたいです。
今一度全員で考えて、
それぞれの考えを持って欲しいです。

私も自分なりに向き合って、
考え続けていきたいと思います。



RINA

2020/6/3 20:53

#front-page #livinginthecity


*Unsure what the "yellow smokestack" (黄色い煙突; kiiroi entotsu) thing is exactly about as there are no real sources to be found on Google. The only thing that is clear, based on what RINA said, is that it's a derogatory term used against Asians.
Posted in: Blog 2020  Topic: Amid each day, - 2020-06-03 (RINA)  Replies: 8  Views: 631
「"Living in the city" - Remote Video (Short ver.)」 will premiere at 12 AM JST tonight.



https://youtu.be/9KvdsNSCFGM




And here's TOMOMI's lyrics essay on the song:

https://www.scandal-heaven.com/t15077-utanet-tomomi-s-living-in-the-city-lyrics-essay#768298


#front-page #livinginthecity
TOMOMI's "Living in the city" Lyrics Essay
Topics tagged under livinginthecity on SCANDAL HEAVEN Scandal-band-official-1577150870631

I want to live a healthy and exciting life in my beloved Tokyo forever.




SCANDAL's new song "Living in the city" will be released on June 3rd. This song, which features lyrics and music by bassist TOMOMI and was written at the same time the band worked on their newest album Kiss from the darkness, is a mellow track that lovingly depicts normal, everyday life in Tokyo. Please enjoy this new song that was recorded by SCANDAL in their homes for the first time!

Today's song column is a lyrics essay penned by TOMOMI, who wrote this new song's lyrics and music. What she spelled out leads to the emotions she put into "Living in the city," and her everyday life in Tokyo. Now that the stay-at-home period has continued on for a while, is there some place or someone that you rediscovered feelings for? Please keep that beloved place or person in mind while reading this essay.


~Lyrics Essay: "Living in the city"~

It's been more than 10 years since I moved from the countryside in Hyogo Prefecture to Tokyo, and I have some shops that I can call my "go-to" places. One of them is "Pretty Things ," a small coffee shop along Komazawa Koen-dori.

As I open the glass doors, I'm enveloped by the fragrance of freshly ground coffee and the sound of a vinyl record playing through a sound system that was clearly fussed over. On this day they're playing Daryl Hall & John Oates . It's the song that my beloved De La Soul sampled . My body moves naturally. I'm on cloud nine.

I head to the counter only about five steps away as I dance, and the same little guy and cute lady as always take my order. There are three types of coffee beans to choose from. Out of those I choose the ones from Ethiopia, which are said to have strong acidity. I always go with the Ethiopia ones. I also get honey toast. It's my standard order.

I have many reasons for going to "Pretty Things": The Ethiopian coffee beans and honey toast; Hall & Oates, of course; and because everything else there always puts me in the best mood.

Floors tiled with geometric patterns, unique sundries, cultural magazines, original apparel lines. This store that is precisely full of pretty things, is a strong ally that excites me from morning till night, and provides me with much awareness.

So let's go back to the little guy who briefly appeared at the counter earlier. This little guy is the owner and the person who caused the Tokyo cafe boom in the late 90's.

Of course, since I'm from the countryside, I didn't know that at that time and only heard about it later, but apparently there's not one person who runs a cafe who doesn't know about him. That's amazing.

Nevertheless, he's always friendly and stylish. Yes, truly amazing people don't express their awesomeness. Though they don't express it, people with similar sensibilities naturally gather around them.

People who turn up to "Pretty Things" are—how should I put it—ones who work hard in Tokyo, go hard when having fun, and feel that they can afford to finally head out somewhere after having all kinds of experiences. Amorous adults that imbue the scent of Tokyo culture. It's extravagant, inevitable, and admirable.

I drink my Ethiopian coffee while admiring it all. To tell you the truth, I couldn't drink coffee until a few years ago. It was too bitter for me. However, when I tried drinking it because I wanted to live like those people I admired, I found myself loving it in no time. There have been lots of those kinds of things during these past 10 years. Most of what has made me who I am today has been my daily life in Tokyo.

When I had just moved to Tokyo, it had me feeling lonely and feeling like I'd be left behind if I didn't flip a switch on every day or work extremely hard. But, before I knew it, it became a place that makes me want to say, "I'm home." I love Tokyo. It's comfortable.

Tokyo, which had stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, had its emergency measures lifted on May 25th. I haven't been there in two months, but I think I'll soon go over and visit the little guy and Hall & Oates, and have some Ethiopian coffee and honey toast while checking things out.

There were many moments when my heart felt worn out during the stay-at-home period. But, this store is a strong ally that excites me from morning till night, and provides me with much awareness. I'll adopt this new lifestyle and not slack off on washing my hands and gargling. I want to live a healthy and exciting life in my beloved Tokyo forever.


NEW - 2020-05-19 (RINA) - Tue May 19, 2020 8:10 am

NEW
Theme:RINA

Topics tagged under livinginthecity on SCANDAL HEAVEN O5mdmu0

Once again it's been a week
Since I last blogged...
How are you guys doing?




We've done so many things
In these past seven days.

We have happy news.
We're releasing a new singleー!

6/3
Digital Single 『Living in the city』

It features lyrics and music by TOMOMI
And is very warm, urban,
And kind of sentimental...
It's a really good song.

We already had this song written
When we were making the album,
But when we listened to it again now, it's like a new meaning was added on
And felt good. So,
Everything progressed at a tremendous speed
And we finished it remotely in a few days.

It's truly like we saved this song
For this period of time.

This was our first time making a song in this way,
Being in separate locations
While each recording at home
And not knowing how it would turn out
Until everything was combined

How the band should be,
The way we make songs,
And even how we live our lives are changing.

The notion of "ordinary" or "commonplace"
Might keep on changing
From this point forward〜

Whatever the world turns out to be,
I'll transform myself,
And I want to always move forward
In any way I can...
That's what I've been thinking of these days

https://www.scandal-heaven.com/t15054-living-in-the-city-lyrics#767747

The lyrics have been made public.


Also,
I put together a playlist
At the request of JPU Records.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3UgcTQZxzgMBbqdmgtanai?si=P1IUjzNmTqGDfsfjsaIKLA

JPU Records is a label in England,
And is also our international label.
They of course have it as well when we tour in Europe,
But they have a lot of passion
And spread the reach of Japanese music.

I was told
That I was free to make a playlist with my own theme,
So I tied it to my favorite Japanese female vocalists,
And you can feel the femininity in the chosen songs as well.
Or something like that. It just ended up that way!

There are memorable songs
That I've listened to since I was little, as well as new songs.
It's genreless!



RINA

2020/5/19 16:13

Spoiler:
NEW

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またまた1週間ぶりの
更新となっちゃいましたが...
みんな元気かなぁ?

この7日間は
本当いろんなことがありました。

嬉しいニュース。
新曲のリリースが決まりましたー!

6月3日
Digital Single 『Living in the city』

TOMOMIが作詞作曲してくれた
とっても暖かく都会的で
なんだかセンチメンタルな...
すごく良い曲です。

アルバム作ってるときに
もうあった曲なんだけど、
いま聴き直すとまた新しい意味が加わった
感じがして良いね。ってなって、
すんごいスピードで話が進んでいき、
数日間で、リモートで、仕上げていきました。

本当、この時のために
とっておいたみたいな曲。

バラバラの場所に居ながら
それぞれ宅録して
組み合わせるまで
仕上がりが分からないなんて
こんな作り方はじめてしたよぉ

バンドの在り方とか
曲の作り方とか、
生き方さえも変化していくね。

この先もどんどん
"普通"や"当たり前"の概念が
変わっていくのかもなぁ〜

どんな世界になっても
自分が変身して
どんなやり方ででも
とにかくいつも前に進みたいなぁ...
なんて思う日々です

配信リリース楽しみに待っててね!

「Living in the city/SCANDAL」の歌詞 って「イイネ!」
「あーなったのはなぜか今もわからない あの…」勇気をもらったり、泣けたり、癒されたり…、この歌詞をチェックしてみて!人の心を打つ「言葉」がぎっしり!
www.uta-net.com

歌詞、公開されてます。


それから、
JPU Recordsからお話もらって
RINAセレクトプレイリスト組みました。


JPU Recordはイギリスのレーベルで、
私たちもここに所属してます。
ヨーロッパでツアーするときは勿論、
普段から凄く熱量持って日本の音楽を
広めてくれてます。

プレイリストのテーマはフリーって
言われたんだけど、
好きな邦楽女性ボーカリストに縛って、
選んだ曲も女の子らしさ感じるものにした。
と言うかなんか自然にそうなっちゃった!

小さい頃から聴き込んでた
思い出の曲から最新曲まで。
ジャンルレスでお届け!



RINA

2020/5/19 16:13

#front-page #livinginthecity
Posted in: Blog 2020  Topic: NEW - 2020-05-19 (RINA)  Replies: 3  Views: 240
【English Subs】Living in the city (Radio Rip - Full Version)



https://www.facebook.com/scandal.heaven/videos/635667167160077/




What the band's saying at the end:

Spoiler:
"Hello~"
"How are you?"
"What are you up to?"
"Oh, is that so?"
"Let's go together"
"Can't wait!"
"Got it"
"Let's do that"
"See you later"
"Goodnight"
"Bye bye"



"Living in the city" lyrics:

https://www.scandal-heaven.com/t15054-living-in-the-city-lyrics#767747







Here's what TOMO said about the song:

「Living in the city」 will be released!

It's a song about a city that's become important to you before you know it.

Now that we've realized how much time we've taken for granted, and how dear and precious that was to us, I'm very happy that this song can be delivered to everyone.

I feel a little shy about it since I recorded it at home!

The cover is a photo I took at home, and our staffer Tatsumi added Instagirl-like effects to it.
Thank you, Tatsumi.



Tweets from HARU and MAMI:

HARUNA: 「There are things we can do right now, and the members saved me today too. Let's live our lives while having hope for the future!
The full version will be aired on our radio show "Catch up" next week!」


MAMI:「The news is out〜
This song is one we decided on last week to release
And hurriedly recorded it at home
While spending time at home, there have been so many things I didn't and couldn't realize until now
What's commonplace is no longer commonplace
But let's live while having hope for the future」



Posted in: Official Releases  Topic: Digital Single - 「Living in the city」  Replies: 53  Views: 1653

Living in the city Lyrics - Wed May 13, 2020 5:30 pm





Living in the city
Lyrics & Music: TOMOMI ~ Arrangement: TOMOMI, Shun Maruno

Aa natta no wa nazeka ima mo wakaranai
Ano kotoba ga atama kara hanarenai
Yaranakya ikenai koto ippai
Nanoni kyou ni kagitte ososugiru Wi-Fi
10PM itsumo nara Netflix
Poppukoon to kooku de binji uocchingu
Iya sonna kibun ni narenai shi
Nemuru ni wa mada chotto hayasugiru shi

Nn konbini ja sugu ni owaru shi
Dekita bakka no koin randorii from Berurin
Wazawaza Ponpu Fyuurii kimete
Sou yatte nantoka damashidamashi
Kitto dare ni demo aru konna yoru wo
Douyatte sugosu ka ga juuyou
Koko wa Toukyou

Living in the city
Sukoshizutsu I become me wakatteku
Dare yori mo jibun no koto
Living in the moment
Nandodemo waratte naite
Saigo ni wa itsudatte mae wo muite
Mirai ni kitai shitai
Souyatte ikite itai

Shuumatsu wa Pretty Things
Sore ka T-shatsu sagashi BerBerJin
Kousaten no bijon de
Kotoshi no heddorainaa wo shittari
How many oosugiru hito no nami mo
Jouzu ni norikonasu marude saafin
Kawaribae shinai you na sou demo nai you na
Dakedo chanto itooshii seikatsu

Kocchi wa kite hitotsu-me no koi ya
Katte ni kabe ni harareta sutekkaa
Chotto kusuguttai you na serifu wa
Yotteta kara yurushite ne sister
Zenbu wasuretakunai na
Dakishimetetai na
Watashi wa

Living in the city
Sukoshizutsu I become me wakatteku
Dare yori mo jibun no koto
Living in the moment
Nandodemo waratte naite
Saigo ni wa itsudatte mae wo muite
Mirai ni kitai shitai
Souyatte ikite itai

Aru hi natsukashii kaze ga fuite
Kyuu ni suikomaresou ni natte
Miukogi ga torenaku naru hodo
Kokoro no oku ga kyutto natte
Dakedo igai to kono machi wa
Yorisotte kureteru you na ki ga shita
Hey mama kono mama de ii kana
Wakaranai kedo onaka wa sukun da na
Nandaka ano ko ni aitai na
Ashita warattetai na kami-sama

Living in the city
Sukoshizutsu I become me wakatteku
Dare yori mo jibun no koto
Living in the moment
Nandodemo waratte naite
Saigo ni wa itsudatte mae wo muite
Mirai ni kitai shitai
Souyatte ikite itai

Souyatte ikite ikou
Kouyatte ikite ikou

Kana:
あーなったのはなぜか今もわからない
あの言葉が頭から離れない
やらなきゃいけないこといっぱい
なのに今日に限って遅すぎるWi-Fi
10PM いつもならNetflix
ポップコーンとコークでビンジウォッチング
いやそんな気分になれないし
眠るにはまだちょっと早過ぎるし

んーコンビニじゃすぐに終わるし
出来たばっかのコインランドリーfromベルリン
わざわざポンプフューリーキメて
そうやってなんとか騙し騙し
きっと誰にでもあるこんな夜を
どうやって過ごすかが重要
ここは東京

Living in the city
少しずつ I become me わかってく
誰よりも自分のこと
Living in the moment
何度でも笑って泣いて
最後にはいつだって前を向いて
未来に期待したい
そうやって生きていたい

週末はPretty Things
それかTシャツ探しBerBerJin
交差点のビジョンで
今年のヘッドライナーを知ったり
How many 多過ぎる人の波も
上手に乗こなす まるでサーフィン
代わり映えしないようなそうでもないような
だけどちゃんと愛おしい生活

こっちに来て1つめの恋や
勝手に壁に貼られたステッカー
ちょっとくすぐったいような台詞は
酔ってたから許してねsister
全部忘れたくないな
抱き締めてたいな
私は

Living in the city
少しずつ I become me わかってく
誰よりも自分のこと
Living in the moment
何度でも笑って泣いて
最後にはいつだって前を向いて
未来に期待したい
そうやって生きていたい

ある日懐かしい風が吹いて
急に吸い込まれそうになって
身動きが取れなくなるほど
心の奥がキュッとなって
だけど意外とこの街は
寄り添ってくれてるような気がした
Heyママ このままでいいかな
わからないけどお腹は空くんだな
なんだかあの子に会いたいな
明日笑ってたいな神様

Living in the city
少しずつ I become me わかってく
誰よりも自分のこと
Living in the moment
何度でも笑って泣いて
最後にはいつだって前を向いて
未来に期待したい
そうやって生きていたい

そうやって生きてこう
こうやって生きてこう


--------------------------

English Translation

Ah, I still don't know how this came about
I can't get these words out of my head
There are so many things I need to do
But the Wi-Fi's being slow today of all days
I'll put on Netflix at 10 pm as usual
And do some binge-watching with popcorn and Coke
Ah, I'm not in the mood for that
And it's a little too early to go to sleep

And that ends quickly at a convenience store
There's a coin laundromat from Berlin that recently opened
I'll rock these Instapump Fury shoes
And try every trick in the book
I'm sure it's important to everyone
How they spend a night like this
This is Tokyo

Living in the city
I become me a little at a time
Me, more than anyone else
Living in the moment
I'll laugh and cry over and over again
And ultimately always face forward
I have hope for the future
That's how I want to live

On the weekend I'll go to Pretty Things
Or go look for T-shirts at BerBerJin
The ads at the intersection
Tell me what this year's festival headliners are
How many are in this giant wave of people?
I manage to get through it - It's just like surfing
It's the same old same old and also not at the same time
But this is the life I love

My first love came here
And stuck a sticker on the wall
I said those embarrassing words when I was drunk
So take it easy on me, sister
I don't want to forget any of it
I want
To embrace it

Living in the city
I become me a little at a time
Me, more than anyone else
Living in the moment
I'll laugh and cry over and over again
And ultimately always face forward
I have hope for the future
That's how I want to live

One day a nostalgic wind blew
And suddenly almost sucked me in
To the point where I couldn't move
And tightly gripped my heart
But surprisingly I feel like
I've gotten closer to this city
Hey mama, can we keep things like this?
I'm unsure, but I'm hungry
I kind of miss that person
I want to laugh tomorrow, God

Living in the city
I become me a little at a time
Me, more than anyone else
Living in the moment
I'll laugh and cry over and over again
And ultimately always face forward
I have hope for the future
That's how I want to live

That's how I'll live
I'll live like this


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Digital Single - 「Living in the city」 - Wed May 13, 2020 12:44 pm

Topics tagged under livinginthecity on SCANDAL HEAVEN Living-in-the-city-small

On June 3rd, SCANDAL will release a digital single called Living in the city! Lyrics and music by TOMOMI.

A preview of the song:




#front-page #livinginthecity
Posted in: Official Releases  Topic: Digital Single - 「Living in the city」  Replies: 53  Views: 1653

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