ONE OK ROCK "The Beginning" Exclusive Interview Translation, Part 2

Source: Natalie


We’re not obsessive about our lyrics


--I’d also like to ask some questions about your lyrics. In “The Beginning,” you start out singing everything in English, but then you suddenly insert Japanese lyrics into the middle of the B-melody. I was really surprised.


T: Really? Thank you.


--The balance between the Japanese and English is just perfect.


T: We thought it would be fine even if all the lyrics were in English, but that would have had a slightly different feeling to it. And of course I’m Japanese, so I don’t have perfect pronunciation like a native English-speaker, so more than anything I thought about what English words I could say.


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ONE OK ROCK "The Beginning" Exclusive Interview Translation, Part 1

Source: Natalie


This band is never satisfied


--We’re right in the middle of this year’s summer music fest season. I saw you at the “RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL” the other day; it was incredible.


Taka: Oh really? I’m glad you liked it.


--The entire audience, all the way to the back of the field, were oddly excited.


T: The truth is, when you see it from the stage you don’t really get what’s happening, but when you see the clips later you’re really surprised by how amped everyone it. It was really annoying. (laugh)


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