I was in such a panic when I first realized that Cdjapan was indeed already noting Arashi's latest single as "out of print"…and in just a few hours since their new release newsletters were sent out! きゃぁーっっっ(/∇＼*)！So I quickly searched YesAsia and (*sigh*…) luckily they always seem to still have Arashi available even when other sites sell out so quickly….thank goodness! (*´∀｀*) Just shows just how popular Arashi is!!!! It did take a bit longer to arrive from YesAsia but just knowing that Arashi is on the way kept me in happy suspense!
Debuted at #1 on the Oricon…check!…..with first day sales already topping the 135,000 mark! Sugoi~ne!
Just continuing to ♥ Arashi CD releases including their music videos!…..H!P..(hint! hint!) Both the limited edition and regular editions have quite similar cover artwork with the LE being set on a beach while the RE was shot with a bit of greenery which looks to be just a bit further away from the shorline~. While the LE includes said *wonderful* pv the RE includes karaoke tracks for both title track and coupling with songs which is a rather nice touch.
I'm so hesitant to describe "Everything" as purely a ballad as its song structure is rather well driven and upbeat all the while making me *misty* eyed by its beautifully euphoric feeling ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！ which resonates clearly in its melody♪♪~. The second verse in particular is a most favorited part of mine as the member solos really show off their strong and so unique vocals~. And leave it to Riida to raise *everything* to further heights during the bridge portion. =) "Everything" will be such a crowd pleaser in concert where I can imagine the entire arena seranading in unison~.
From the slightly grainy feeling of the film, to the pv's in studio setting, the circle of mics in addition to the casual attire you just get such a feeling of *warmth* along with an underlying aura of realism to the overall style and look of the pv~. Add in the walking scenes shot in the glow of the sunset and this is absolute joy to watch! Simply, no one does it any better than Arashi~.
The coupling track "season" will make you *smile* too…such a ultra genki song~ kiite ne~! ＾ ＾