GARNiDELiA’s newest single REBEL FLAG was released on 13th March 2019. It currently serves as the ending theme song for the TV anime Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka. This is the fifth of 7 parts we will be covering in this interview from Natalie.
Japanese songs are good!
Garnidelia has really increased the variety of dance songs they have nowadays.
MARiA: Yup, they’re slowly increasing. PASSION is something that will get people excited during concerts. However, there was some difficulty getting it out right? How many patterns did you create again?
toku: Yes. I decided on the rhythm early but I made 5 different melodies for it. Depending on whether you’re using Japanese or English, the counts change…which let to think that Japanese songs are good!
M: It is right? I always think that using “ Japan” (和）as a theme for a dance song, even if the words are traditional Japanese, the sound can be western, it can sound like EDM, and it’ll actually sounds very addictive and become really cool. We thought of this ever since Gokuraku Jodo, and it has become a series. The beauty of old proverbs helps to give out an even stronger image.
T: For PASSION, it was the first recording after I moved, so I wanted to see how much bass can we put out as a test case for my new place.
M: You can really hear the bass in this one.
That’s enough! I don’t like this person.
You just said earlier that you have been trained to write lyrics. During these 5 years could you tell us an important point that really helped to build your skill?
M: Thank you very much. I think it’s probably due to being able to touch more worlds that I’ve never known due to the many tie-ups we have done. The things you don’t know you do self-research, and the more your research you touch an entirely new world. For PASSION, I went to research about mikos for writing my lyrics. Doing that really helps to bring out my emotions that really fits with the words to choose.
You didn’t actually do any lyric writing before you formed GARNiDELiA right?
M: That’s right. I used to read lots of books, and I like writing my own poems, writing all sorts of paragraphs even but, adding songs to melodies was a first thanks to GARNiDELiA.
T: Were’t you glad you wrote your own lyrics?
M: Defintely. At the start I was given lots of harsh criticism for it and I thought “That’s enough! I don’t like this person!!” actually. (laughs) I’m actually glad I didn’t give up and did my best to made it work.
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