Young Guitar: It's not just paying attention to the pronunciation, I guess it was also difficult to put your emotions into it, right?
Su-Metal: "That's right. Up to now I had listened to songs in English, but when it came to singing them myself, I didn't know where to put my emotions, and if I pronounced
the lyrics like Japanese, it would have ended up like Japanese-English. And this situation didn't turn out well, so the recording was a rather tough game for me."
Young Guitar: I see. However, since before this recording, we could see you talked actively in English, at interviews in foreign media.
Su-Metal: "Yes. But I couldn't talk directly to the interviewers, and I could always feel a sense of frustration for not being able to immediately convey my own thoughts.
During the tour I came to think, our fans study Japanese for us, and yet we don't try to communicate in English, what should we do...
Therefore from now on I look forward to learning English."
Young Guitar: I look forward to the future. Then... YUIMETAL san and MOAMETAL san perform the vocal part of 'Sis. Anger', which is a fierce tune like you didn't have up to now. (note in
the original text: it's a fierce melodic black/death metal that reminds of 'The Black Dahlia Murder').
Moametal: "That's right" (laughs)
Yuimetal: "I was startled!" (laughs)
Young Guitar: Exactly. (laugh) What's more, the lyrics are extreme as well, as if threatening the listener.
Yuimetal: "When I first saw the lyrics, well it's all expressions I don't normally use myself, so I was a bit astonished, but this song... well I think I couldn't have done
it without BABYMETAL, and also by performing it on stage I have a feeling that I could meet again a new self. Sound-wise, by challenging black metal the lyrics reflect this
violent side, but I feel there's a core and a message in it. When I sang it I could feel a tension down my spine and so I would be glad if this song could give even a bit of motivation to the
Moametal: "Exactly. I was surprised as well when they handed me the lyrics, but at the same time I ended up laughing. As YUIMETAL just said, in those lyrics
there's a language I don't normally use, so I was a bit surprised, but exactly because we are BLACK BABYMETAL, I'm happy we could complete it. 'BLACK' BABYMETAL showing a
'black' factor in the words, and challenging 'black' metal... in other words it's like three-tier black."
Young Guitar: That's good!
Moametal: (laughs) "I think it was really interesting, and it would be nice if this could be transmitted to the listeners as well. Just, I tried not to put excessive emotions
in this song, I sang it in a kind of indifferent way, now in this album there's a lot of songs with a strong message, and among them 'Sis. Anger' is a particularly strong song,
therefore I recorded it while thinking 'I wish this message could be transmitted, even a little'."
Young Guitar: Yeah, that's a song with a strong message... and yet I really wish you two didn't use that kind of language in your everyday life... (laughs)
MoaYui: "You don't need to worry about that." (laugh)
Young Guitar: And then, what about the song that was performed two years ago at the Budoukan, 'No Rain no Rainbow'? Its sound changed after a long period of maturation, and being a ballad
it's again a different challenge than the rest of the songs.
Su-Metal: "Yes, that's right. It's the first ballad so when it comes to the feelings in the lyrics, I thought I really had to express them all one by one. At first I thought
it was difficult, but thanks to all the different experiences up to now, I think it was the time for it to take shape. In this song I think especially the guitar solo is beautiful, I genuinely
Young Guitar: It's a long solo with a beautiful harmony with twin leads.
Su-Metal: "Yes. I thought, in the songs up to now the sound of guitar had a sort of 'gagaga!' kind of expression but in this song I feel the melody of the guitar is really
singable... therefore I try to draw a beautiful way of singing from that form. The lyrics I sing are sad, so I tried to challenge myself and express their beauty."
Young Guitar: So rather than the fact that it's a ballad, we can say you took inspiration from that guitar sound.
Su-Metal: "Yes, at first I felt it would be hard because it's a ballad, but then I thought 'I'd like to sing in a beautiful way like that guitar melody' and that gave me a
direction, and my worries went away."
Translation by: Gakushabaka
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