SCANDAL; “The Journey on Summer Festivals” blogpost by RINA☆
“Italian with the members after rehearsal. After that, we took an interview each till night time. We talked till it was as if we’re going to lose our voices. 3 and a half hours ☺︎”
“From tomorrow onwards, it’s the journey on Summer festivals. Firstly, Osaka! A 2-man with everyone from Kishidan ☺︎ Kishidan Phenomenon 2014「 Kyokutou Rock n Roll • High School Dai Ni Shou 」44 SCANDAL vs Kishidan ~THE GREAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SCANDAL in OSAKA~ @Zepp Namba. You can’t not be excited for it! Looking forward! There’s also a cute collaboration T-shirt made! Awesome! Osaka! Kishidan! SCANDAL!”
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SCANDAL’s TOMOMI & MAMI on J-WAVE’s『BEHIND THE MELODY』radio programme (22nd July), with Kameda Seiji-san! Today’s theme is “I Want To Get To Know The Artist!”: The Secret of the Music, and the artists on this day are Tomomi and Mami! Continuing from the previous single (“Departure”), Kame-chan has also produced the band’s 19th and latest single, “Yoake no Ryuuseigun" /claps/ As today there will be questions from the artists, we’ll start with Mami, who asks, "It’s regarding the arrangement but Kameda-san normally heads into the studio right before the recording, and then we have everyone picking up their instruments. For SCANDAL, we have no keyboardist, although in this song we do. Where does this image come from?”
Kameda-san says that for sounds that are outside of the band’s ability, he will factor it in via writing letters and seek consultations. Everyone would hear it first with the added instruments before getting into the studio. For arrangements, he’ll definitely play it on the guitar and piano and after that he’ll add the song’s melody, before suggesting it to be played on a certain instrument. Now for Tomomi’s question, in which she asks, “This is about lyrics, but when you helped us with “Departure” and its arrangement, and we talked about whether we should add the work ‘sakura’ in or not. At that time, I was thinking, could it be that the lyrics affected your arrangement?”
Kameda-san then talks about “Departure" having quite an effect on the Japanese and even the video was something he’d had an image of in his head, but for sure he is affected by the sounds / music he hears. However, for Kameda-san’s arrangements, he’ll have portions that are simpler and there’ll be just melody with melody weaved together at some points. For "Departure" for example, the words and the melody would definitely fit each other at some point. There’s one more very important point: When he’s producing for the band, he’ll also factor in each and every personality of the member. He’ll think of connecting certain parts for each member.
After that, Kameda-san also emphasizes that it is of utmost importance to take care of each member’s personalities. But arrangement is definitely fun and it’s fun to play the guitar or bass, and also enjoyable for the singer. Mami says he’s really thought about their personalities indeed. That’s about it for the broadcast!
Video upload w/ thanks to solfaman @ YT, translations by fyscandalband. Translations are pretty brief so take note.
SCANDAL; “Q&A + off shot” blogpost by RINA☆
Q. Although it’s a guy singing, what SCANDAL songs are recommended?: "Shunkan Sentimental / Awanai Tsumori no, Genki Dene / Rainy / Koe. How is it somewhat☺︎? Although it’s a guy’s voice, I want to hear it as well. As ‘Koe’ for MAMI has a considerably lower key, so you might be able to sing it as it is. I think it’s good if you lower the key for the other songs. For guys to do the copy-band thing as well makes me happyー.”
Q. How do you mostly view and listen to movies?: "Since I watch past works often, I often do rentals. If I like it and want to watch it again, I’ll buy it. I really like cinemas. If I get into a new piece of work, I must go watch it in the cinemas☺︎ I like late shows.”
Q. Do you like mint-chocolate ice-cream?: "I do like itー. RINA & HARUNA are into Super Cup’s choco-mint.”
Q. Have you wanted to go to University?: "If we hadn’t formed the band, I’d certainly have gone. I’d intended to go. We formed the the band in the Summer holidays of my 3rd year in middle-school, and I chose to get to know high-school and artist activities. I’d really also planned to study differently during high-school and studied by observing. However, I think I’m glad for every choice I’d madeー!”
Q. How do you make the smiley come out?: "If you hit「nico」, it’ll appear☺︎ Actually, if you hit「ni」it’ll already come out☺︎ nico nico (smile smile)”
Q. Regarding finding an instrument that suits yourself?: "The sound of an instrument is important, however I think visuals are equally as important. At the beginning, I think ‘It’s because I like the design!’, ‘It’s because I like the artiste model!’ and such, is fine. Similar to your hand reaching out for the western clothing you’re into on Sundays, I think the number of times you play the instrument will increase.”
Q. What’s the reason you’re thinking of, making an area for ladies and children at live houses?: "We’re creating an area for ladies and children at venues that don’t have seats. Since our debut, we’ve always focused on lives, and as we looked at the audiences from the stage, we felt that those having their first experience at a live were being overwhelmed. I’m very grateful for all the guys that understand and support this. Thank you☺︎”
Q. What’s important when you’re thinking of conveying something or letting people know something?: "When I can’t quite put what I’m thinking of into words well, firstly, I’ll do an essay / article. I think it’s good to put my own philosophy as the centerpiece. From there, even when in front of a great crowd, I intend to speak to each and every person one by one☺︎”
Q. How do you decide on the design of your nails?: "It highly depends on the season and new song. In the past, I’ll look at nail magazines, but recently I’ll factor in my nails along with fashion magazines or the designs of western clothing from the shops I saw. I’d also think of having colours suited to a song’s image. Yoake no Ryuuseigun has a sparkly, clear image, and so that’s how I feel☆”
Q. Do you live alone?: "That’s right. It’s been around 3 and a half years since I lived alone already. When I first came to Tokyo, I lived with HARUNA, and then after that the four of us lived together in a single house. Since I stopped being a student, each of us has came to live on our own☺︎”
Q. Where’s good to write my question?: "Please do it at the blog’s comment (section)☺︎”
“※ Extra: It’s been 1 month since the Arena live. Has it only been 1 month since it’s passed…I’ve stuck on off-shots from those rehearsal times☺︎”
Translated by fyscandalband.
SCANDAL on SCANOMICS; “Fanmail from listeners on ‘Yoake no Ryuuseigun’! Plus something additional about ‘Yoake no Ryuuseigun’??”
SCANDAL; Collaboration T-shirt design for the concert
SCANDAL's TOMOMI & MAMI; “Thank you very much for those that listened to BEHIND THE MELODY～FM KAMEDA! After the recording, here’s a 3-shot with Kameda-san, TOMOMI and MAMI! Stay tuned as J-WAVE continues!”
SCANDAL; Mezamashi Live 2014 clip on Mezamashi TV
Broadcast on this morning’s Mezamashi TV (22 Jul), SCANDAL’s live at the Odaiba New World is being featured! Right before the live, the staff also asks the band if they are always this relaxed (before they hit the stage), and Rina replies, “We’re always in a happy atmosphere!”
Clips of SCANDAL’s lives of “DOLL" and "Yoake no Ryuuseigun" were also being shown. During the MC portion, Rina says, "I think we’re all really glad that the first of our Summer lives is at the Mezamashi Live. Those adults (and children) that come for the live…I bit myself (laughs)." After the live, SCANDAL also tells of how fun and happy they were, saying they have released all their energy this Summer.
Video upload w/ thanks to 2xCantarian @ YT, description by fyscandalband.
SCANDAL; “Mezamashi Live.” blogpost by TOMOMI☆
"*Everyone who came to have fun at Mezamashi Live, thank you very much! We’ve been blessed with such rare weather and in good spirits, had our live in the middle of a slight breeze. Our new songs「Yoake no Ryuuseigun」and「Your song」are very compatible under the sky! I’m glad for today!
“Why am I this happy performing in the outdoors, I wonder. I wish for it to be this way, sunny for all the Summer outdoor events. Oh God, bless the Sun upon us! Let us give smiles to everyone!”
SCANDAL; *”Everyone from SCANDAL appeared at today’s Mezamashi Live! Their rock sound has sounded through Odaiba~( *´艸｀) Everyone, good job~!!” - Mezamashi TV