UVERworld "Qualia" Exclusive Interview Translation

Original: Oricon
Translated by Erin Grace

A new song with more momentum than ever before!

“Qualia” is the new song by UVERworld, and the theme for “Mobile Suit Gundam 00-A Wakening of Trailblazer-: The Movie” – a ballad single, performed with all the band’s strength.  We speak with UVERworld about their emotions after their recent tour, which forms basis for the song’s magnificent worldview, as well as their other thoughts on this new song. 

The theme song with more momentum than ever before! 

--Did you write “Qualia” after getting the offer to work on the “Gundam” movie?

Takuya: We did.  Before we wrote this song, we had maybe two chances to meet with the director to talk.  We deliberately asked about his passion for the movie, and the reason he wanted us for the theme song. 

--Why did he choose UVERworld?

T: It seems that before, when working with the TV version, he was really impressed with our attitude and the way we approach the music.  We were also confident in these things, and yet crowning the conclusion of an important movie really used us up. We had more momentum than ever and created 10 songs in total.  Usually we can’t create songs with a single unifying theme, but we extended the deadline three times, and this song was the very last one that we wrote.

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