UVERworld "LIFE 6 SENSE" Interview Translation

Source: Oricon

We’ve tied it down with the best original, high-quality finishing touches

--This is a very dense album. What were your feelings as you started work on it?

Takuya: When we create an album, first we create several songs, then select out the best 30 or so and go from there. We only wanted to add cool songs to the package, but this time it was mostly songs written by the other band members that rose to the top. We had six songs come up in a day, and we worked the bad music into good music, and tied it all down with the best original, high-quality finishing touches.

--When you’re choosing music, what criteria do you select on?

T: The sixth sense - intuition. For example, the demo of “Isseki wo Tojiru Tokyo midnight sun” had the image of a woman singing in a church to pipe organ music, and then the drums come in. We all thought that it was a cool song, but we weren’t sure if it was a good song. And we were hurt, because we weren’t sure what to do with it. (laugh)

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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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