Yo!! Sirius here.
It’s been a while since I made a music-related post. Heheheh.
A lot of stuff happened this past month, both good and bad.
I think, one of the only things that keeps me sane, as always, is music.
You guys might find the title weird, as I had always been sharing my love of JPOP since the start of my blog. However, I do admit that I had been focusing more on Hello! Project too much to a point that I haven’t been listening much to other genres of Japanese music.
If there is something I am thankful for this virus outbreak, other than me having a lot of time to binge-watch a lot of shows, would be me re-listening to a lot of Japanese Music.
One of the Japanese artists that I recently listened to again would be AAA.
I had been a fan of the co-ed group since 2010. I was amazed at their dancing skills and superb singing prowess. However, my attention to them kind of died down, especially after the member changes last 2018-19. Don’t get me wrong, I love the members, especially Misako, but I can feel the change in their music and how the singing parts were divided. The direction of their music changed too.
Just last week, I remembered that AAA had all of their songs on Spotify.
Since then I had been listening to their songs nonstop, especially their old songs. I especially love their songs: Hallelujah, Red Soul, Makenai Kokoro, and Aitai Ryuu. They are all nostalgic to me, as these songs were my jam during my time in the med school.
I also gave their new songs another listen, and bruh, I was so wrong. They still maintained their usual sound, even with the changes. I guess, I just need to get used to their current music and not be able to hear Chiaki and Urata’s voices in their new songs.
Maybe another factor to my rekindled love with AAA would be the concerts Avex recently posted on their Youtube channel. One of the major factors that made me a fan of the group was their concerts. Yes, compared to Johnny’s or even Kpop concerts, their concerts were not grandiose, but their performance level is through the roof, resulting in a satisfying concert. I love it.
Unfortunately, the concerts will only last on Youtube until March 31 as announced by Avex. I’m a bit bummed about it, but yeah, getting free access always has limits.
Now that we are on the topic of limits, it was announced recently that the co-ed group will go on a hiatus after this year to focus more on their individual growth as an artist.
As a fan of the group, I was expecting this to happen as I had been noticing their shift of focus in terms of priorities. Yes, they still do the group activities, however, it’s quite clear that all of them had grown up and wants to explore and reach their own dreams. After all, they had already accomplished a lot of stuff since their debut 15 years ago.
It’s a bit sad to see them go, but I also want to see them grow individually, especially my favorite, Misako Uno, which I’m recently into. I mean, she recently released an album and definitely, I am lovin’ every song in the album.
Anyway, before I end this post, I want to recommend some songs.
If I were to recommend some AAA songs to a newbie to JPOP, the songs I would recommend would be Hallelujah, Aitai Riyuu, & Aishiteru no ni, Aisenai. These songs pretty much represent the AAA I know and love.
With summer coming, let me also recommend you some summer AAA songs: Niji, Love is in the AAA, Music, 777 – We can sing a song! & Lover.
However, if you guys are in the sentimental mood, check out some amazing ballad songs of the group: Miss you, Lil’ Infinity, Sayonara no mae ni, & Aishiteru no ni, Aisenai.
If you guys are KPOP fans and want to check out this group, then I recommend: , Makenai kokoro, Believe own way, Heart & Soul, Still Love You, Next stage & their debut song, Blood on fire.
If you guys are interested, at least check out the group on Spotify. All of their songs are in there. Definitely, a must hear.
PS: This is their latest MV, Bad Love.
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