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[2021.04.28] Juice=Juice - Ganbarenai yo / DOWN TOWN Let the post-Karin era begin! 18 replies to this topic Started by DonJuan , Jan 12 2021 11:34 AM · 

#1 DonJuan

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 11:34 AM

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Announced via video on twitter.

Tracklist :

Spoiler


Normal Edition A (Ganbare nai yo trading card)
Normal Edition B (DOWN TOWN trading card)

Ganbare nai yo Lyrics by Yamazaki Aoi, Composition and Arrangement by KOUGA
DOWN TOWN Lyrics by Ito Ginji, Composition Yamashita Tatsuro, Arrangement by Anders Dannvik

Ganbarenai yo from the Countdown concert

DOWN TOWN is a cover of the Japanese group Sugar Babes. Here's the original.

The release of the single was announced in a comment video posted on the group's official Twitter account. "Ganbare nai yo / DOWN TOWN" is the first single released by Juice=Juice in about a year and the first single after Inoue Rei joined the group. The single includes the new ballad song "Ganbare nai yo", which was first performed at the graduation performance of Miyamoto Karin, and a cover of the 1975 famous song "DOWN TOWN" by Sugar Babe, a band formed by singer/songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita and others. To make it a 2021 style cover, Swedish producer Anders Dannvik doing the city pop arrangements for the song is also a highlight. It also features voice percussion by Inoue Rei.

"DOWN TOWN" comments

Inoue Rei "I'm doing voice percussion in the interlude. I'm using a new technique, so I hope you'll pay attention! The dance corner in between is also very cool!"

Takagi Sayuki : "In "DOWN TOWN", I hope you can feel the nostalgia and the newness of our singing."

"Ganbare nai yo" comments

Kanazawa Tomoko : "It's a song that will gently help you cope with the negative feelings of not being able to do your best. By the end of the song, you'll feel like 'I'll try a little harder' with the gentle lyrics."

Dambara Ruru "When I listen to this song, I feel a little refreshed or relieved of my burden. Please listen to it!"


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This single has big footsteps to follow. Not only did Juice pump out great releases over the last two years, they also have to make up for the loss of Karin.
Personally, I'm already not too much into this single. Ballads as main a-sides are always a bit difficult and while DOWN TOWN sounds kinda cool, it's by no means catchy.

#2 arcobaleno

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 01:30 PM

If those are the outfits for DOWN TOWN in the first picture, I love them!!! I've loved this sort of suitsy aesthetic ever since FOREVER LOVE, lol..



#3 JPope

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 01:51 AM

If "Downtown" is as banging as I think it can be, this will be a good single. I really liked "Ganbare nai y" when I heard it. Packaging Rei's YT vids is a nice addition, too.



#4 Solarblade

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 06:49 AM

So the A-sides switched place, DOWN TOWN being the main A-side.



#5 JPope

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 05:51 PM

That makes way more sense.



#6 DonJuan

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:00 PM

It is a bit surprising that both upcoming singles have changed their main a-side to a cover song. Then again I've read somewhere (was it Jplop?) that covers seem to be pretty popular in Japan at the moment, which is why the cover concert H!P did got good feedback.



#7 DonJuan

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 07:02 PM

DOWN TOWN from their Premium Seat.

 

Well, it's nice. Not a banger, but nice. I'm glad to see more of Riai and Yume.



#8 JPope

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 01:58 AM

DOWN TOWN from their Premium Seat.

 

Well, it's nice. Not a banger, but nice. I'm glad to see more of Riai and Yume.

 

Yeah, they went laid-back instead of funky, which surprises me. I still like it, though -- it's got a Swing Out Sister vibe to it, and I love them. Riai sounds great, as does Yume, who seems to have found some confidence despite still looking awkward at times.

 

I'm excited to hear the studio version of "Ganbare Nai Yo" now, mainly to hear how much they're gonna let Ruru cut loose.



#9 Solarblade

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Posted 12 February 2021 - 03:55 PM

So with all of the happenings of today, it was announced that they are considering postponing the single, makes sense since they probably need to redo the covers and promotions (don't know how far they got on the PVs though).



#10 Saya

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Posted 12 February 2021 - 04:56 PM

Such BS.

#11 WonderBuono

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 02:01 AM

So with all of the happenings of today, it was announced that they are considering postponing the single, makes sense since they probably need to redo the covers and promotions (don't know how far they got on the PVs though).

 

Well they reshot the videos they had already filmed after Aina left so...



#12 Solarblade

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 02:03 AM

 

So with all of the happenings of today, it was announced that they are considering postponing the single, makes sense since they probably need to redo the covers and promotions (don't know how far they got on the PVs though).

 

Well they reshot the videos they had already filmed after Aina left so...

 

True though they did leave little snippets of Aina in the dance shot, so they may go that route again



#13 WonderBuono

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 02:14 AM

Now that I think about it more I'm even more mad, they could have at least let her finish promotions for the single she already recorded.



#14 Zange

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 04:08 AM

So with all of the happenings of today, it was announced that they are considering postponing the single, makes sense since they probably need to redo the covers and promotions (don't know how far they got on the PVs though).

 

MOTHER OF FUCK this makes me so mad

FFS AT LEAST GIVE THE POOR GIRL A SOMEWHAT PROPER FINAL SINGLE



#15 DonJuan

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 02:42 PM

New release date is April 28. Could a mod update the title? Thanks in advance!



#16 Zange

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 03:35 PM

COME THE FUCK ONNNNNNNNNN UFP

IT'S SUCH BULLSHIT

 

Well. Great. Good. Glorious. Poor Sayuki got robbed of a even somewhat proper final single. This is fine.  :facepalm:



#17 JPope

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 07:50 PM

I still love every remaining member of J=J, but I hope this single fucking tanks hard.



#18 Revangelis

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 09:47 AM

This is such bull, seriously. Sorry to all remaining Juice=Juice members, but I too hope this single tanks.



#19 Saya

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 10:13 AM

I don’t hope it tanks for the sake of the other members, but I hope it doesn’t do *too* well.