~ARASHI’s “Lotus”, my next guilty pleasure♥

~ARASHI~♡ FRIDAY~

With a friend here being turned onto ARASHI recently I thought it a perfect time to reminisce with a few older postings from over the past few years here @ WP ^^.

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI Lotus LE & RE singles Don’t you notice that drama~♥ theme songs are always like a cut above everything else? It’s like the song “knows” it’s special and everything then falls into place~. To begin with the set is amazing to look @, and then you have some of the coolest choreography lending to visions of a lotus~ in bloom. Seriously this has gotta be some of the most visually stimulating art the boys have given us thus far. I’m a bit torn between “Lotus” or its main coupling with track “ever” as being the top song for this single and while the RE exclusive song “Boom Boom” may be a bit more standard r&b in form it’s also a catchy tune by all means…..just not quite as addictive as its predecessors~. The RE also includes exclusively, karaoke versions for all three songs and of course an alternate cover image however the LE’s inclusion of their original pv of “Lotus” makes it the must~have without question!! For awhile now and with recent singles we’ve been spoiled with also an extended making of clip too however sadly none is included here, and just being able to witness the boys learn and rehearse the visual feast (aka: the amazing dance choreography!) would have been equal to the pv♥ itself I would imagine =).

ARASHI’s “Lotus” can be ordered here @ Cdjapan. (note: LE is out of print)

ARASHI’s “Lotus” can be ordered here @ HMV Japan.

ARASHI’s “Lotus” can be ordered here @ YesAsia. (note: Japanese LE and Korean LE versions w/ DVD are still available as of February 25th 7 p.m.)

ARASHI in "Lotus"

~ARASHI “Lotus” pv~

Play, melt, repeat as necessary ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ♥。。!!There’s a beautiful tension in “Lotus” very much in the vein of their singles “Truth” and “Monster” in particular. This song is just pure amazing!!! ~♥~! Hmm..something tells me that had it not been for the accompanying visuals of “Lotus”……”ever” a very sweet and inspirational ballad totally could have represented as the title track (*´∀`*) ♪....but in any case…..

…”Lotus” totally receives Maochan’s music~seal~of~approval for one of the best songs♥ ever ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。♥♥♥!!!

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

The LE version also includes exclusively a 12 page booklet with song lyrics and photos and you know while I do love the whole stylishly~casual thing going on for both covers thank goodness that they didn’t wear these for the pv♥ itself :P!

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

ARASHI "Lotus" LE back cover (scan)

~RE jacket scans~

ARASHI "Lotus" RE jacket scan

ARASHI "Lotus" RE inner jacket scan

ARASHI "Lotus" RE inner jacket scan

~ARASHI “ever” mp3~

~ARASHI “Boom Boom” mp3~

ARASHI in "Lotus"

ARASHI in "Lotus"

ARASHI in "Lotus"

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ARASHI in "Lotus"

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ARASHI in "Lotus"

~♥~

About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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2 Responses to ~ARASHI’s “Lotus”, my next guilty pleasure♥

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  2. philipleslie says:

    Love the chorus to ‘Lotus”. It really sweeps you along, doesn’t it. Another striking video too. ‘Boom Boom’ very attractive (with one less ‘Boom’ than ‘Kiiro iro de Boom Boom Boom’). Favourite song here, though is ‘Ever’, which is so pretty. I could listen to that a lot without ever tiring of it. The chorus is beautiful.

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