Connecting to Music ~World of Connecting x Sounds~

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#246: Connecting to Music ~World of Connecting x Sounds~
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[Bingo] 10/24/2019 – 10/31/2019
A Message that Connects to Tomorrow Gacha
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ヘッドホンメーカーからの依頼で、新作ヘッドホンのCMに出演が決まったHigh×Jokerの秋山 隼人、冬美 旬とF-LAGS。
今回はCM中に使用されるイメージソングの作詞も手掛けることに。

旬の家に集まり、作詞作業を始める5人。
お互いに刺激を受けつつ作詞を進める中、何かを考え込むアイドルがいて…?

目を閉じてヘッドホンを装着すると…――ツナガルx音のセカイ――
自由に浮遊する演出をクールに決めて、誰もが釘付けになるカッコイイCMを完成させよう!

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See: Connecting to Music ~World of Connecting x Sounds~/Event Scenes
Translator: habatakisoul
【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto T.png What’d ya call us here for, Boss?
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ...Based on Producer’s expression, it is not bad news.
【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki T.png ...What? We received an offer to be in a headphone commercial with Hayato-kun and Jun-kun?
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ...So that is why you gathered us here. Are those the proposal documents?
【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki T.png Mm-hmm, mm-hmm... we’ll be singing the commercial’s theme song.

It looks like the instrumentals are ready... but what do they mean by “the lyrics are pending”?

【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ...They were hoping we would come up with the lyrics ourselves...?
【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto T.png That’s a huge responsibility! We gotta think it over with the others!
【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki T.png You’re right. We should make some plans to meet up!
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png (...Come up with the lyrics... Lyrics, huh...)

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png Producer, what’s that CD...? Ah! Our theme song’s instrumentals are here!
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi T.png I’m interested in hearing what kind of song it is, so let’s listen to it right away.
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png Woah... this song’s great! It’s electric and sharp, and it sounds super cool!
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi T.png It does. I think it suits the headphones’ cyber design well.
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png If we use this theme to write the lyrics... Ah, but if I make use of this phrase here...
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi T.png You’re unusually eager, Hayato.
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png Haha, you noticed? I mean, we’re going to be writing lyrics with F-LAGS.

That includes the language expert Kazuki-san, so I can’t let him see me do anything uncool!

【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi T.png I see, so that’s why. It looks like that will be some good motivation for us.

Writing lyrics with Kazuki-san... I think I’ll be able to learn some new vocabulary from him. I’m looking forward to it.

【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto T.png Alright then, let’s start writin’! ...Even though I say that, I’m not sure what to do.

...Hayato’s already movin’ his pen. It looks like he’s thinkin’ up some good phrases!

【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki T.png You’re amazing, Hayato-kun! We can’t let ourselves fall behind, right, Kazuki-san? ...Um...
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ............
【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto T.png ...He’s standin’ completely still... It looks like he could be ponderin’ somethin’...
【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki T.png (Ah... I know. Writing words is part of thinking of lyrics, isn’t it.)

(Kazuki-san suffered as his father’s ghost writer for a long time...) (So maybe work that involves writing upsets him...) Um, Kazuki-san. Don’t force yourself, okay?

【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ...Hm? ...Ah, did I make you worry? I’m sorry.

...I was thinking for a bit about the act of writing lyrics.

...I have something I’d like to ask you, Hayato-san, as you are usually in charge of lyrics.

【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ...Lyrics are made of such short phrases that there is no need to use several sheets of plain writing paper to record them.

...How can we communicate the world of song with that few characters...?

...I do not have experience with lyrics, so writing them is fairly difficult for me.

...How do you usually go about writing lyrics? I would like to use your methods as a reference.

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png What?! I never would’ve thought that you’d have that sort of problem...
【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto T.png Oh, I’m interested in hearin’ ‘bout that. Will ya teach us, Hayato?
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png How I write lyrics... Hmmm... It’s like, important feelings... or something?
【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki T.png Feelings... feelings, huh. Do you mean that we need to let our intuition guide us?
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png Ummm... what I do first is think of the song’s theme, and what I want to say.

Then I write down whatever phrases I think of that fit the song. Then I can use them when everyone’s writing the actual lyrics together... I think?

【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi T.png The contents of the notes vary. There are some lyrics that everyone agrees to adopt unanimously...

Though there are some lyrics that stand out as rough as well.

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png Hey, Jun! You didn’t need to say that, you know?!
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi T.png Songs and lyrics are not things to be created alone, so I think that’s fine.

【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ...Spelling out your feelings, then refining them with everyone...

...Songs and lyrics are not things to be created alone... I see.

...It seems that I was worrying about odd things. Thank you, Hayato-san.

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png Hehe... I’m glad I could help!
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ...I will reference your method of writing lyrics for this song.

...First, I will write my thoughts down freely.

【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki T.png K-Kazuki-san, you’re writing at an incredible speed...!
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png That’s awesome! I need to think up some more good ideas too!
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi T.png Everyone, we are in the planning stage, so please write down your ideas freely.
【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto T.png Freely... D’ya mean I can write ‘em in a Hiroshima dialect?!
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi T.png That is a novel idea. Let’s take note of that, just in case.
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png (To write lyrics is to bring my words back out into the world.)

(The words I wrote as former novelist Kazuki Tsukumo...)

(It seems I was feeling pressured by that, without realizing it.)

(However, I am not doing this work alone. The five of us are collaborating.)

(I have nothing to fear with my friends by my side... We shall write good lyrics.)

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png ...Alright, now we’re done! Great job everyone!
【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki T.png Every day this week, we made drafts, had discussions, and made revisions...

It wasn’t easy, but I think the lyrics turned out great!

【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto T.png They sure did! Everyone worked real hard... but the MVP was Hayato!

Thanks for puttin’ all our ideas together!

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png I appreciate you saying that, but the real MVP was Kazuki-san!

He came up with so many ideas and cleaned up the lyrics!

【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi+ T.png Kazuki-san questioned quite a few of Hayato’s ridiculous lyrics.
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo T.png ...I was concerned about the parts that would be difficult to understand.
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi+ T.png I learned from your way of critiquing. Thank you.

I will do my best from here on out to react to stupidity as accurately as you do.

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama T.png ...Oh, that’s a little scary... But it’s all for the lyrics!

Don’t hold back. You can interrupt me at any time, Jun!

【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto+ T.png Woah, this’s amazin'! This set’s makin’ it feel like we’ve teleported to the near future!
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo+ T.png ...This commercial’s slogan is “World of Connecting x Sounds”.
【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki+ T.png The lyrics we came up with were used in the slogan, right?
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo+ T.png ...Yes. They made great use of our lyrics in the production as well.

...When we wear the headphones, we will be immersed in music and invited to another world.

...I truly appreciate the staff members that brought our lyrics to life.

【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto+ T.png I’m real thankful! ...By the way, there’s just one thing I’m worried ‘bout...

I heard there’s gonna be a scene with us hangin’ from wires to give it a floaty feelin’. Will ya be alright, Ryo?

【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki+ T.png Ohhh... I’m scared of heights, but... it doesn’t look like we’ll be too high up...

I’ll do my best, so we can show everyone the world of our lyrics...!

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama+ T.png We’ll be filming with F-LAGS next... I hope everything turns out okay.
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi+ T.png Are you feeling nervous? That’s not like you.
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama+ T.png I mean, we’re going to be filming while we’re hanging from wires.

If I mess up something, like the part when I’m supposed to pass by Kazuki-san, I would cause problems for everyone else...

【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi+ T.png That scene reflects the lyrics you wrote, you know.

Your idea is being brought to life here. You need to make sure that it looks cool.

【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama+ T.png (He said it so simply... But he’s right.)
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama+ T.png (The ideas I came up with are being used to their full potential here... This will be a success, for sure!)

Alright! That was great! We did it, even though I was nervous! I think we’re going to film the dance scene with all of us next. Let’s stay focused and keep moving!

【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki+ T.png I was a little afraid during the wire scene, but I got through it...!
【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto+ T.png Ya really hung in there, Ryo! Ya looked great!
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo+ T.png ...A world of connecting sounds... I wonder if I represented that idea well?
【Connecting x Sounds】Ryo Akizuki+ T.png You did perfect! You and Hayato-kun both looked really cool in the last scene!
【Connecting x Sounds】Daigo Kabuto+ T.png Yeah! I can’t wait ‘til the commercial airs and our song’s CD gets released!
【Sound Loop】Kazuki Tsukumo+ T.png (...The lyrics that I helped write will be brought out into the world soon.)

(To be honest, I feel nervous. However...)

(...These are lyrics that I did not create alone. We created them together.)

(...Surely, everyone will accept them.)

...I’m looking forward to the day when everyone can listen to our song as well.

【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi+ T.png It sounds like our recently broadcast commercial is being well received.
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama+ T.png Right? One of my classmates was just telling me that they thought it was a great commercial.
【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi+ T.png Huh, that notebook... Are you thinking of lyrics for a new song?
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama+ T.png Yeah. Writing lyrics with Kazuki-san and the others inspired me to write some more of my own!

Thinking back, Kazuki-san was so creative! I really look up to him~.

I want to be able to write great lyrics like he does someday.

【Connecting x Sounds】Jun Fuyumi+ T.png In that case, you’ll have to study to improve your vocabulary for your next test.
【Sound Wave】Hayato Akiyama+ T.png Oof! Th-that’s...

But you might be right... Alright, it’s all for the sake of good songs and good lyrics! I’ll do my best to study and make better songs!