Remember ARASHI’s~♥ days of “PIKA☆☆NCHI DOUBLE?” their enchanting songs of the likes of “Wish”, “Hero”, “Happiness” and “Love so sweet” just to lick the tip of the iceberg so to speak (。ーωー。)♪！！～！How music just didn’t get any better and each melodies’ appeal equally as emotionally engulfing, each in their own right all the while you lay in a state of giddy euphoria?
Remember falling head over heels in ~♥~ at moments notice as the boys of ARASHI were first introduced to you?
Remember your very first favorite member crush? No question right! Mine’s no doubt was Nino (still is) for his undeniable talents which are ever far reaching along with his undeniable handsomeness although the non-stop ‘pestering’ of one smolderingly sexy Matsujun (whom I always seem to be watching in dramas maybe tied with Nino for #1?) or the likes of Aiba’s heart (Yeah his letter to his group-mates while he endurd through a great sickness and extended time away still moves me (*´∀｀*) ♪ deeply), or Riida’s incredible humility and OF COURSE his immaculate vocals which are tops in the group not to mention his impeccable timing for humor…sometimes unexpected, and YES! there is Sho-kun whom is the very essence of all that is animal magnetism in a man and you know I was never really a big fan of the rap genre until Sho hit me with his ………(゜∀゜)………。！
Okay getting back to your very first member crush and How you’d seek him out if only with your eyes fixed, mesmerized whether it be a live or one of their dashingly playful music videos…the nuances of his voice and demeanor and oh yes that sexy body I won’t be ashamed to say!
And while the boys have long since grown up into men and at times their songs and personalities likewise. Isn’t so wonderful, whether it be a single note, a jingle or even a slight nuance of gesture in how there are definite trigger moments ~* you know where we’re suddenly cast back without prior consent into a reoccurring nostalgia of days past. Such was for me with ARASHI’s latest single titled “Bittersweet.” And it may be ironic to say, but it actually wasn’t the title track which appears here with the LE version along with the full compliments of a dreamily directed pv, but rather it was the main coupling with song (and I say ‘main’ as the RE features two exclusive coupling songs in “Sync” and “Motto, imayori” both mind you well worth your years, heart and endearment~! But upon hearing “Road to Glory” for the very first time is clicked on something familiar from the past…that boundless enthusiasm coupled with THEIR sound for a lack of sounding any more cornier than I already admittedly am =P! And yet when you really listen to “Road to Glory” doesn’t it really remind you of classic ARASHI～♡? Okay maybe it’s just me, but I just thought I’d nudge you what I was feeling as I first clicked ~* play today =D.
(note: LE version is out of print @ Cdjapan)
(note: LE version is still available as of 2:38 pm HST February 26th, 2014 @ HMV Japan)
~ARASHI “Road to Glory” mp3~
~ARASHI “Bittersweet” (pv)~
Okay granted it doesn’t take a whole lot to make the guys heavenly desirable but take for instance this music video for “Bittersweet” which doubles seamlessly as a hot guy fashion montage, like what to wear upon a train if one were wanting to attract eyes, lips and hips alike…and well okay all kidding aside (although I was serious there (._.;)! ) the lighting nuances, dreamy animation and camera magic here are all like the coziest of mittens you’ve ever donned as this entire pv acts out like a picturesque window into ARASHI in still and yet vividly moving life~. Seriously I cannot count the instances where any screen cap here would also easily double as art…it’s that memorably and beautifully shot with purpose.
don’t forget to check out this single’s not so secondary ‘b-sides’ which are exclusive to ARASHI’S RE edition single release ー(*￣Ｏ￣)ノ！！