Chatmonchy "Kira Kira Hikare" Exclusive Interview Translation

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If music can overcome national boundaries, than age is no boundary either


--“Kirakira Hikare” is an uptempo song with an impressive Ramones-esque beat. This is the first time you’ve put together a fast song like this.


Eriko: That’s right.


Akiko: This song was produced by Goto [Masafumi] from Asian Kung-Fu Generation, but when we asked him what kind of song he wanted us to do, he said that he wanted us to do something fast. So we did.


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Chatmonchy Exclusive Interview Translation

Source: Excite
Translated by Erin Grace

“A full album all of new songs was a pretty big thing.” (Takahashi)

--Last year you released a mini album, “Awa Come.” Did recording it feel different from recording a full-length album?

Fukuoka: It did. To begin with, with the big theme of “Awa Come” was that it was recorded in Tokushima [the band’s hometown], so this album was different from that. Before now we would release an album of our previous singles until we reached the end of them, but this time it was different. We didn’t release any singles, and we just thought “This is the concept we want for the album” and then made it, so it’s very special to us.

Hashimoto: But I feel like they were somewhat connected. Although they were recorded in totally different places, we started working on this album, “YOU MORE,” when “Awa Come” went on sale. So the feeling of this album is close to that of “Awa Come,” and the impression of “Awa Come” is of having fun recording in Tokushima, and although the image of this album isn’t the same, they seem to be close to one another.

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