Nico Touches the Walls Interview Translation, Part 2

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“Until now my ideas had been fragmentary, and this is the first time they took shape.” (Sakakura)

--Was [“Mousou Taiin A”] fun to perform?

F: It was. We played it according to our interpretation of the song, without diluting the impact of the music.

S: There were a lot of songs that we’d already completed the lyrics for, so we placed a lot of importance on the feeling of the song. We unified our image of the songs as a band, then we put that together with the lyrics and recorded.

--What what your image for the mysterious ballad “Kimi Dake?”

S: We kept using the phrase “insane love.” A one-sided love. I’ve been in that position myself, so I understood what it was about. (laugh)

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Nico Touches the Walls Interview Translation, Part 1

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“We don’t intentionally do the music we want for our lives, we do it intuitively.” (Furumura)

--I listened to this album, and I thought that it was an incredible peice of work where the band’s vigor and the depth of the music really shines through. When did you start work on it?

Mitsumura: We’ve been writing songs continually since around the time we concluded our Budoukan performance last year. We started talking about recording an album at the beginning of this year. We didn’t think about what kind of album, but instead we thought about which songs would be fun to play in a live. There were a lot of songs, and when it came time to add them to the album there were so many good ones that it was hard to pick.

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