|Single “Power of the Paradise” |
|DVD & Blu-ray Disc “ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2015 Japonism” |
(DVD regular edition)
|Single “I seek / Daylight” |
[Album “Are You Happy?”]
The group’s 15th album “Are You Happy? ” expresses “the current ARASHI according to ARASHI” through the theme of “Happy,” incorporating a rich variety of music. In their 17th year, ARASHI asks, “Are You Happy? ”
And in addition to their solo songs, this time each of the members were in charge of original ARASHI songs using the “Happy” theme. Five songs that are even more individualized than usual are included on this album!
This is a powerful album that will envelop all who listen, packaging up ARASHI’s current progress as they continue on forward!!
[Single “Power of the Paradise”]
Their 3rd single in 2016 is
a message for the quadrennial athletes festival.
Powerful and gentle, it’s a forceful single that embraces everyone with positivity.
[DVD & Blu-ray Disc “ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2015 Japonism”]
The theme of the 2015 concert tour was returning to the roots. The “ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2015 Japonism” captivated the audience with its stunning stage, depicting “the spirit of Johnny’s” and “the beauty of Japan” through a new perspective only ARASHI can present. The tour drew approximately 800,000 people over 17 performances across five venues nationwide. This DVD contains the complete footage of the final performance at Tokyo Dome!
[Single “I seek / Daylight”]
“I seek”is about the dilemma of a man who’s clumsy in love: the way every day seems stagnant, and nothing seems to go well for him. However, this is a love song where ARASHI really show their worth, sung in a persistently positive and cheerful manner. Also, “Daylight” is linked to the world view of the TV drama, featuring both the strength of determination to take a challenge when there’s the slightest chance for success and also kindness, all wrapped up in a clear and warm melody. This is a song with a message as well, the kind that only ARASHI can sing. “Daylight” is also the first single title track to feature Sho Sakurai’s rapping since “Face Down” 4 years ago. The rap was Jun Matsumoto’s idea, and the Sakurai lyrics that made it a reality make the song even grander and more powerful. Also, the coupling track for the regular edition is “ただいま (Tadaima),” a song made specially for the arena tour, ARASHI’s first in 9 years (17 shows in 6 venues nationwide are planned starting 4/23)!