Koshi Inaba has just released his latest digital exclusive solo single「Saturday」. The song is not new per se, but has been played during Koshi's solo tour「Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~」as fans were exiting the venue. It's the Ending SE to the show. A music video has also been released which features select scenes from Koshi's live performance at the Shinagawa Stellar Ball. The single can be bought at iTunes Japan for 250 Yen.
The new single, Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo, isn't even out and B'z is announcing the release of another single! Won't be long until they announce the release of their new album... probably going to be released in July or August. As previously reported, "Don't Wanna Lie" is going to be featured as the theme song of the new Detective Conan theatrical feature movie "A Quarter of Silence" and the second track "Homebound" is featured as the ending theme to "News 23X". Looks like this and future singles are going to have the same limited edition: the music video on DVD.
B'z - Don't Wanna Lie
1. Don't Wanna Lie
Price(limited edition w/ DVD): 1470 Yen
Price(regular edition): 1050 Yen
Release date: 2011.06.01
Lastly, a question: Am I the only one who's irritated by that cover? First, B'z presents us an awesome cover for Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo and now this? I think it's a little too plain what the artists did there. What do you think?
Here you can see the finished commercials - both the 15 second and 30 second versions. Afterwards, Tak and Koshi are interviewed about their thoughts on the commercial filming as well as their new song. Translation of the interview is below the video!
Also, you can preorder your copy now!
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Q. What are your thoughts on your first TV commercial appearance?
Tak: Since it's our first time, I didn't know what to expect, so I was a little bit surprised by the speediness of the crew as well as their planning. I enjoyed it.
Koshi: The location of the filming was a place where there's nothing at all. We have been to such places before, but there have been a lot of staff members and because of that it turned out to be a very pleasant experience and I'm thankful for that. Thank you very much.
Q. What do you think about the fly-by shot?
Tak: I was really surprised by that one. I didn't think they would come so close. I bet I look so surprised there that perhaps you can't use that scene.
Q. About the song in the commercial "Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo"
Tak: First we talked about [the commercial] and had a look at the storyboard. When I composed the song, I felt it had to be speedy and fresh and the like. That's what I realized.
Koshi: Before we actually went into the studio, we bought Pepsi and while drinking it - this is real, by the way - we composed the song in the studio. Also this is our first try at doing something like this and a part of last year was dedicated to our solo projects, so I think the link between our solo and our band works is well done because we were able to go back to producing songs as a band right after that.
Q. A message to the fans
Tak: It's the first time we've done something like this and I think this song turned out great. Please look forward to checking it out! Thank you.
Koshi: A lot of people have put their work into this song, so I think it's a wonderful piece of work. Please look forward to checking it out!
"They're back..." is what you see when you visit B'z Official Website. And they really are! Here's the new release from B'z called "Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo" which means "Goodbye painful days" or if you translate it literally "Goodbye days full of wounds". As previously reported, the song is going to be a tie-up for the new Pepsi Nex commercial which will start airing on March 1st, 2011.
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The second track will be called "Dawn Runner". Just like last time with MY LONELY TOWN, the limited edition will come with a DVD that contains the music video for "Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo". The price will be 1470 Yen for the limited edition and 1050 Yen for the regular edition.
1. Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo
2. Dawn Runner
Price(limited edition w/ DVD): 1470 Yen
Price(regular edition): 1050 Yen
Release date: 3/30/11
Happy new year to everyone who's in the far east!
To celebrate the new year, B'z Official Website has been updated with a teaser video showing Koshi and Tak in the studio, recording new songs.
The video finishes with a message: "This Spring... Brand new B'z Single Don't miss it!!"
For those of you who have yet to DIVE into the new year, have a good time!!
See you in 2011.
Source(s): B'z Official Website
The other single to be featured on the double A-side, along with the previously announced "DIVE," is a new song titled "Ichibu to Zenbu" (イチブトゼンブ). The song will serve as the theme to Yamashita Tomohisa's new drama, Buzzer Beat, set to begin airing on the 13th of July.
「Ichibu to Zenbu (イチブトゼンブ)／DIVE」
01. Ichibu to Zenbu (イチブトゼンブ)
03. National Holiday
ON SALE: 2009.8.5
Catalog Number: BMCV-4009 (1,260 yen)
As was announced earlier,"DIVE" is currently being used as the theme for the Suzuki SWIFT adverts in Japan. As something of a treat for fans, the third beat--"National Holiday"--is the song previously heard at the closing of the ACTION tour shows as the band left the stage.
Lastly, as can be seen in the preview video for "Ichibu to Zenbu" on the official website, world-acclaimed drummer Chad Smith (known for his many years with the Red Hot Chili Peppers) will be featured in some capacity on at least one of the tracks. UPDATE: Juan Alderete, most recognized as bassist from The Mars Volta, provides the bass on the song. This isn't the first time Alderete has worked with the band, however--he had contributed on the 2007 album, ACTION, as well.
All around, the single definitely seems to be full of rock tunes and should be well worth the money when it comes out in just under two months.
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NOTE: YesAsia--as of this writing--currently lists the double single for a release on August 15th, but we expect this to be corrected soon.
Found this on YouTube. Seems to have been posted on the official Being channel on YouTube.
Update: Looks like Being changed the policy so that nobody outside of Japan can view it. Uploaded it to OTL server.
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There have been rumors about B'z New Single going to be called "DIVE" because when the new flash site was uploaded, it contained a 20 second sample. It was immediately deleted thereafter, but a few people were able to check out the filename which was "DIVE_0514".
Rumors aside, today a new flash video has been added to B'z PARTY's Official Website. Check it out below. "DIVE" will be featured in the new Suzuki Swift Commercial going on air May 30th.
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After a long period of silence, there has finally been an update, and a big one at that. Check out the new design of the Official B'z Website!
With that update, a new single has been announced. It will be released on August 5th! No further information was given at this point. The only thing to note is that the new single will contain two A-Sides.
We'll keep you posted.