This song is like a cerebration of good and bad things in life. They are all equal. This song is about accepting and embracing every little thing that happens in our lives as a gift from the universe. I absolutely adore this song. So somebody, play this at my funeral.
This song was born from anger, originally, but time goes by, I feel the need to sublime that feeling into more sophisticated one. So I edited the original version to something new for this album. Because I have grown a a musician and as a human. Thank God, I love this new version of this song, and I love the new version of me.
Musically inspired by my favorite R&B music from various era, like 90s or 70s, 80s... So many "YABA" means something like "Oh my God!" or "Yikes!". I use this word "YABA" all the time. Definitely my favorite Japanese word, I'D been waiting for a song, titled "YABA" for a long time, but Iit never came. So I was like I gotta do this and I did.
I performed this song at one of the biggest TV shows in Japan last year. That was definitely a big moment for me. And I think the music video is pretty iconic. I love that. This song is possibly the oldest one from the album So young and passionate, like 17-year old me. So I have to protect him, I have to protect this song.
Writing this song gave me some sort of courage or motivation to move on at my own pace, after releasingmy first album. And I was like burned-out. This song is chill, but have spiritual meaning. The arrangement by sound producer Yaffle. This also has a gospel vibes.I hope this will lift up your spirit.
I love this English word, "damn". I'm struggling in this song, like "Damn why do I have to care this much," "Why should I have this weird feeling, damn," but in the end of this song, I realized, I don't have to give a damn. I have to love yourself first. Anyway, that's the key to being happy, I found. It is basically a self love song with the disco and nostalgic pop rock flavors.
I didn't know waht exactly "rhapsody" means, but anyway I named this song, "Lonely Rhapsody". But this one has a caredree melodies that flows at its own pace, so I don't think I was wrong at this time. This is for the lonely people like me. We are all alone, butaat the same time we are all one. This is what this "Lonely Rhapsody" is all about.
I always wanted to make something like a movie soundtrack, and I needed something like a closing track for this album, before it actually ends. Then I got this song from heaven on a cold starry night. I'm happy to share this sparking inspirations with you all.
This song is so important. So I have to be extra careful about this song's position, but after all, I wanted this song to be like an ending theme, end credits of never-ending movie. We removed the soung of classroom at the beggining and the end of this song. So, album version(s title has quotation marks.
11. 旅路 / Tabiji
初めてのドラマタイアップとして書きおろしたこの曲は、いつの間にか、ライブでも一番最後に歌うほど大切な一曲になっていた。"いろいろあるけど きっといつかすべてを愛すだろう" "LOVE ALL SERVE ALL"という大きなテーマに向かってみんなでぼちぼち歩いていく。この曲はそんな風に、ゆるく、あたたかく、田舎の道を照らす夕日のように、このアルバムを締めくくってくれている。
"Tabiji" means journey. This journey called "Life is full of ups and downs, but before we know it, even today will be a nostalgic memory. And we eill laugh them all. We will love them all." This is the lyrics of this song, and I convinced that no one..., no other song could close this album more lovingly, like beatiful sunsets at the end of the day.