Monday, August 10, 2009

New single! Dareka ga

PUFFY have a new single out, and pretty quick after the release of BRING IT! It's the theme song to some new Naruto anime, I guess, and I haven't had time to read much about it yet but it'd surprise me if it wasn't a cover. I'll have a bit more on it tomorrow, but here's a live version of it below to tide you over (and sorry about the low, somewhat out of sync audio - the options on YouTube are limited):


btw, unrelated but I have been waiting a long time to see this again:

13 comments:

  1. I don't believe it's a cover. It was composed by Yusuke Chiba from The Birthday. I haven't heard anything about it being a cover, and when they record a cover their promotional team tends to throw it in your face about it, haha. But it could be.

    On another note, I am rather fond of the single.

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  2. I am am not sure if I like this one, listening to the music it sorta sounds like another song, but I can not put my finger on it right this second.

    So far as the vid is concerned, Yumi is not looking well... but it could be lighting and make up.

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  3. I'm not sure if this is something I want to get into, but I'm concerned about Yumi too. She's looking too thin and tired in both the PV and recent live appearances I've seen on YouTube. I hope she's well.

    As for Dareka Ga, I think my reaction is similar to My Story. The melody seems uninspired and rather formulaic. You expect great hooks and all sorts of surprising twists and turns in a Puffy song. Maybe the words are particularly meaningful to Ami and Yumi (especially My Story). Not being able to understand Japanese means I miss some of the levels.

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  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_GZpv1Y9A0 puffy amiyumi at summer sonic 2009

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  5. Thanks for the link to the interview.

    For want of a better time and place to mention this, here's a Puffy song I'd never heard before. It was apparently recorded specifically for a Lipton tea CM.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHsZu9LZVUc

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  6. So I'm the only one that thinks Yumi actually looks pretty good?? :)

    She's thin, yeah, but not at all unreasonable by Japanese standards - and she's pretty muscular. She's apparently pretty into bike riding, and she's starting to have that kind of body. I wouldn't want to get into a kickboxing fight with her.

    I saw that Lipton song video somewhere before, but it wasn't embeddable or even linkable... although I might have just linked to it in passing a long time ago. I think it used to be on the Lipton site, just in a web page, but not in a way that you could grab it.

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  7. "She's thin, yeah, but not at all unreasonable by Japanese standards - and she's pretty muscular."

    True that. But to me she has kinda tipped to too skinny, as to why it could be that simple. Or Yumi's new hair and color are not as complementary to her complexion... not to get too fan boyishly cosmo, but their look shifting and changing is all part of Puffy I suppose!

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  8. Yeah I personally am not a huge fan of her current hairstyle, but I know it'll change again in 2 months so I'm not too worked up about it. But I think that might be part of what some people are reacting to.

    I've seen much thinner people in Japan... how about Mika Nakashima, for one example: http://img237.imageshack.us/i/psimg2064xj4.jpg/#q=mika%20nakashima

    It's pretty normal there, and you can't really say it's unhealthy because they live quite a bit longer than we do, on average. But Yumi's definitely got some leg muscles (those calves!), so it seems like her thinness is the result of exercise and just burning off calories. I've seen (and known) people who were both super-thin *and* really flabby and *that* is definitely a sign of an unhealthy person. If they're thin but all loose and poorly proportioned, that usually means they're neither eating nor exercising. Yumi to me looks like she's eating an average amount for a Japanese person, and just exercising a lot.

    Who knows, she could also have quit drinking - that's a lot of calories saved!

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  9. Yeah I personally am not a huge fan of her current hairstyle, but I know it'll change again in 2 months so I'm not too worked up about it. But I think that might be part of what some people are reacting to.

    I've seen much thinner people in Japan... how about Mika Nakashima, for one example: http://img237.imageshack.us/i/psimg2064xj4.jpg/#q=mika%20nakashima

    It's pretty normal there, and you can't really say it's unhealthy because they live quite a bit longer than we do, on average. But Yumi's definitely got some leg muscles (those calves!), so it seems like her thinness is the result of exercise and just burning off calories. I've seen (and known) people who were both super-thin *and* really flabby and *that* is definitely a sign of an unhealthy person. If they're thin but all loose and poorly proportioned, that usually means they're neither eating nor exercising. Yumi to me looks like she's eating an average amount for a Japanese person, and just exercising a lot.

    Who knows, she could also have quit drinking - that's a lot of calories saved!

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  10. Oh, and not that I'm gonna obsess about the hair now, but it does seem like they're keeping it a lot more simple than they used to... which leads me to wonder what the next style is going to be. How many variations can they come up with, especially if they're no longer dyeing/bleaching/spiking/braiding regularly?

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  11. I read recently something about Yumi's diet secrets. Aparently she's doing more exercise and drinking lemon juice. Seems to be working

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  12. Ami's apparently been experimenting with some different summer hairstyles:

    http://playlog.jp/puffyamiyumi/blog/2009-07-30-3

    I'm glad to hear that Yumi's health isn't a concern. Didn't know about the bike riding, which seems like a good explanation for her slimmed down frame (guess I'm not paying enough attention to those calves). I'm certainly not complaining about the new look, although the impression is much more positive if you know it's the result of healthy exercise rather than illness or intentionally starving oneself. She looks great in that Summer Sonic clip… don’t see that big smile often enough.

    I did wonder if it was just the new hairstyle at first. Both Ami and Yumi occasionally become nearly unrecognizable after a major change, which is kind of fun (if confusing).

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  13. Thanks for the update.


    vince

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