When was the last time I made 2 posts in the same day? :O
Smile-Gang takes on a slightly different format this week. Somewhat FM-esque, in the words of Nana-san. This is because Smile-Gang was canceled on certain radio stations last week, so many people were not able to listen to SCARLET KNIGHT. Thus, they take the first half to re-introduce SCARLET KNIGHT to those who haven’t heard it yet.
They begin with giving their condolences to families affected by disaster. Then they go ahead and talk about how quickly time passes, because Smile-Gang have reached the end of its 9th year! Misato and Nana-san try to pinpoint in what ways the other has changed, but end up concluding that neither changed much.
Moving on to SCARLET KNIGHT… She didn’t say much of what she hasn’t already said on last week’s Smile-Gang and World of M, but she did reveal a bit more details with regards to the production process. It took a while before they finally completed the song because Nana-san and staff kept searching for that perfect song. They even went as far as to get the composer to rewrite certain parts, before the “OK” was finally given.
The song is meant to combine themes of strength, kindness, and healing.
Finally, the PV for SCARLET KNIGHT has a story. Nana-san says it felt a bit like a movie production.
We shall patiently wait for it then. :3
Next is what I consider to be the main event…
Nana-san’s 6th child. Difficult birth process, apparently. XD
She already had a clear image of how she wanted the song to be. In hearing all of the available demo tapes, she kept feeling that something was missing.
Mishi-P finally suggests that if O-Nana already knows what kind of song she wants, why not just compose it?
After a week of thinking about what to do… The melody came to her when she least expected it.
It began with “Ah, I’m hungry.”
The next instant, part of the melody took form in her mind.
And 2 days later, the rest of it naturally appeared before her.
All of it came to her naturally and suddenly. It wasn’t something she thought long and hard about.
Misato comments on how the melody is definitely one of those that is easy to remember and easily leaves an impression on the ears. 😀
As for the theme of the song, I think it’s already quite obvious but…
POP MASTER is meant to tell people to cheer up and never give up. :3
Like I wrote in my previous post, I loved the song on first-listen. I had been grinning the entire time when I heard it earlier this morning.
It certainly reminds me of SUPER GENERATION. :3
So yes, Nana-san’s 6th child (POP MASTER) takes after her first child (SUPER GENERATION). XDD