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V6 talk about heartbreak in their new single (interview translation)

11:06 JST August 31, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, V6 sat down with Oricon Star to talk about their new single “only dreaming/Catch” (to be released September 1) and Yoshihiko Inohara’s (34) upcoming drama “警視庁捜査一課9係 (Keishicho Sousa Ikka 9-gakari)”.

Oricon Star: You’re about to release your first single in a year.  “only dreaming”, which is the theme song to “警視庁捜査一課9係 (Keishicho Sousa Ikka 9-gakari)”, has a sorrowful melody and I was thinking it was mirroring the emotions that arise at the end of a police drama when the criminal finally gets nabbed.

Nagano: Oh I see, that’s another way of thinking about it.


Oricon Star: When did you record the song?

Morita: Record it?  It was a while ago.

Inohara: It was during our tour so around April?

Sakamoto: What, April?   Was the tour that long ago?

Miyake: We started it on April 3 and finished on June 13, remember!


Oricon Star: When a group records a song, it’s normal for everyone to record their part individually and it’s not until the group appears on music shows that they sing the song together.  Does this mean you haven’t sung the song as a group yet?

Inohara: No, we sung it at our last concert.  When we all went for sushi the day before we were saying “tomorrow’s the last day so let’s do something.  Maybe we should sing the new song?”  Our Avex staff member brought along their laptop and we heard who was singing what for the first time.  My falsetto made everyone laugh so much.  They were like “kawaii~”.

(everyone laughs)

Inohara: Then we contacted the (concert) staff and told them we’d be doing this tomorrow…

Nagano: We rehearsed it the next day.  It was our first performance of a song that didn’t have any dance moves yet.

Inohara: The staff were really amazing with the lighting

Sakamoto: There was no information about it at the concert so the crowd looked confused.  When we said “this is our new single” they all screamed.  But it’s a medium-tempo song so even though we wanted to get the crowd going, we sort of couldn’t (laughs).

Nagano: It was like they were thinking “well, we’ve just got to listen to it” (laughs).  It was before the drama had begun too.


Oricon Star: When you first heard this song, what was your first impression?

Morita: It was a break up song, and I thought it had girly lyrics (laughs).  I thought men are so weak.  It made me wonder what girls might make of it.

Sakamoto: To me, the lyrics stood out.  None of our singles up to now had a straightforward break up message.  But I kept thinking “what does breaking up have to do with Inohara’s drama?”

Nagano: The lyrics are sorrowful.  It made me think “ohh, there’s no way to forget about…”

Inohara: You say it like you’ve experienced it Nagano-kun (laughs).

Miyake: (laughs)  He is a popstar.  But if you’re a man who has been in love, I think you would have experienced heartbreak like this at least once.  To the point where the person you broke up with appears in your dreams every night…

Morita: I took it straightforward at first.  I had heard it was a song for Inocchi’s drama, but it was a breakup song.  “Huh, this is so 9pm drama…maybe Inocchi’s going to do a different drama where he goes through a breakup” (laughs).

Miyake: I thought that when we did “GUILTY”.  I was wondering whether (Tsunehiko) Watase-san was having an affair (in the drama).  “Is it going to spin off somewhere when I least expect it?” (laughs).

Inohara: I know what you mean.  When you think of a 9pm drama series, you always picture Watase-san’s face (laughs).


Oricon Star: The drama is an investigator themed story but in the music video it shows each of you expressing the sadness of heartbreak through singing.  When did you film it?

Sakamoto: Sometime in July…

Inohara: It was a really humid day.


Oricon Star: What did you think of the finished product?

Morita: We shot our individual scenes one by one so I had no idea what everyone else had done.  When I saw the finished video I was surprised to see that some of members were crying (laughs).  I couldn’t cry (laughs).


Oricon Star: Were you asked to cry as well, Morita-san?

Sakamoto and Inohara: Eh, were you asked to?

Morita: Yes!

Miyake: I thought everyone was crying in their shot, but then I was like “hey, you’re not crying!”

Morita: It’s not my fault!  I couldn’t get teary!! (laughs)

Inohara: I got asked to “suffer in agony” (laughs).

Miyake: Oh, so that’s why you looked like you were in agony!  I thought they had made you take poison or something (laughs).

Inohara: But that was the shot they wanted.  The director told me I did a good job afterwards.


Oricon Star: So who got asked to cry in their shot?

Morita, Miyake, Okada: (all raise their hands) Me.

Nagano: I got asked to “imagine that the woman I love had died, and be sad enough to be on the brink of crying”.  I got told everyone was being asked the same thing so I just went “oh, okay then”.

Sakamoto: I didn’t get asked anything specific.  Just “think about the person you care about” and…thought……….

Inohara: It came out!  Because Sakamoto-kun carries around so much sorrow (laughs).

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  1. 18:18 JST January 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM

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    • 01:17 JST January 24, 2011 at 1:17 AM


      Thanks for coming by!

      Sure, please feel free to share and link 😀

      I will do my best to find more interesting stories!

      Momo xoxo

  2. 12:54 JST February 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Hi! Love reading ur article. I’d like to add ur link in my wapsite too. May I? Wanna spread V6’s love, hehe. Keep up good work!

    • 17:54 JST February 1, 2011 at 5:54 PM


      Can you send me the link to yours?? I’m always looking for more johnny’s fan websites 🙂

      Thanks for reading my V6 articles!!!

      Momo xoxo

  3. 13:04 JST February 1, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Sorry for the repost comment. *embarassing* My hp & me going mad recently. Thnx a lot for ur permission & I really appreciate it. ^^

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