Mayday and Flumpool @ Space Shower Area

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Mayday was in Japan! Ah! I wish I knew where they were exactly! So near yet so far! They had an interview at the ‘Space Shower Area’ on 28 August 2013. Unfortunately, I do not understand what they were talking about most of the time. I must really improve my Japanese.

flumpool&Mayday スペシャエリア 2013.8.28 – Dailymotion動画.

Mayday is planning to ‘invade’ the Japanese market recently. It is a good strategy to collaborate with Flumpool and ‘infiltrate’ the competitive music industry via Flumpool’s massive fan base. Similarly. Flumpool is also using their partnership with Mayday to ‘attack’ the Taiwanese market. It is a win-win situation for both bands. I am just super excited that Mayday is visiting Japan more often.

One of their first collaboration is OAOA . Mayday was the guest star for Flumpool’s Earth X Heart Live 2013 concert. I love the camaraderie between both the bands.

Thanks to the concert videos, I was  introduced to the song ‘证明’. I love it! Here is Flumpool’s original version.

証明 (Proof)

Chinese lyrics: Ashin
Original lyrics: 山村隆太/Ryuta Yamamura

前を向きなよ 振り返ってちゃ 上手く歩けない
遠ざかる君に 手を振るのがやっとで
声に出したら 引き止めそうさ 心で呟く
“僕は僕の夢へと 君は君の夢を”

あたりまえの温もり 失くして 初めて気づく
寂しさ 噛み締めて 歩みだす勇気 抱いて

溢れだす涙が 君を遮るまえに
せめて笑顔で”またいつか”
傷つけ合っては 何度も許し合えたこと
代わりなき僕らの証になるだろう

“我侭だ”って貶されたって 願い続けてよ
その声は届くから 君が君でいれば
僕がもしも 夢に 敗れて 諦めたなら
遠くで叱ってよ あの時のようにね

君の指差すその未来(サキ)に 希望があるはずさ
誰にも決められはしないよ
一人で抱え込んで 生きる意味を問うときは
そっと思い出して あの日の僕らを

“またね”って言葉の儚さ 叶わない約束
いくつ交わしても慣れない
なのに追憶の破片(カケラ)を 敷き詰めたノートに
君の居ないページは無い

溢れだす涙 拭う頃 君はもう見えない
想う言葉は”ありがとう”
傷つけ合っては 何度も笑い合えたこと
絆を胸に秘め 僕も歩き出す

Thanks to Noroch – I manage to find the Chinese and English translations.

落叶证明了秋天 皱纹证明了岁月 眼泪证明谁的心碎
那一张合照证明了昨天 却不证明谁的誓言

虽然换了生活圈 刻意的越走越远 终究还是偶然遇见
我和你小心翼翼的寒暄 谁爱过 爱过谁 看不见

我们都长大了 不再冲动 不再为谁 而爱的过度疯癫
不再追问 更不再追忆 令我们心痛 的细节 嘿

想不起 哪一次 哪分 哪秒 哪天 哪些 甜美 相爱瞬间
慢慢的 慢慢的 让回忆 粉碎

终究要 一个人 一日 一夜 一年 一天 一天 孤独面对
谁能证明 我们的从前 曾经爱的 那么坚决

你好像瘦了一些 我搬到另一条街 有空再聊聊吧改天
我们的爱情敌人不是谁 而是你 而是我 的改变

我们都改变了 只能沉淀 只能向前 往成熟大人世界
不再沸腾 更不再期待 那不会实现 的永远 嘿

想不起 哪一次 哪分 哪秒 哪天 哪些 甜美 相爱瞬间
慢慢的 慢慢的 让回忆 粉碎

终究要 一个人 一日 一夜 一年 一天 一天 孤独面对
谁能证明 我们的从前 曾经爱的 那么坚决

想不起 哪一次 哪分 哪秒 哪天 哪些 甜美 相爱瞬间
慢慢的 慢慢的 让回忆 粉碎

终究要 一个人 一日 一夜 一年 一天 一天 孤独面对
谁能证明 我们的从前

你给的 每一次 每分 每秒 每天 每次感动 相爱瞬间
深深的 深深的 我依然 感谢

终究要 一个人 一日 一夜 一年 一天 一天 走向明天
最后证明 我们的永远
只能存在 珍贵昨天

Falling leaves prove that autumn is here
Wrinkles prove the passing of the years
Tears prove somebody’s heartbreak
That photograph proves our past*
But it’s not the proof of anybody’s promise

Even though I’ve changed where I live
And deliberately keep walking further and further away
In the end we still meet by chance
From those cool greetings you and I exchange
Nobody can tell that we once loved each other

We’ve all grown up already
We’re no longer impulsive
Nor do we go crazy for someone, or for love

No more questioning
And especially no more recollection
Of those heartrending details
Hey

I can’t think of which moment
Which minute, which second, of which day
Which sweet loving moment
Caused our memories to slowly, slowly fall apart

In the end there needs to be one person
Who for one day, one night, one year
Endures it alone day after day
Who can prove that our love
Was once so strong and resolute?

You look like you’ve grown skinnier
I’ve moved down to another street
Let’s talk again when we’re free another day
That which ruined our love wasn’t a particular person
But the fact that you and I have changed

We’ve both changed now
We can only leave things behind**
We can only face the mature world of grown-ups

No more agitation***
And especially no more longing for
That dream of an eternity that will never come true
Hey

I can’t think of which moment
Which minute, which second, of which day
Which sweet loving moment
Caused our memories to slowly, slowly fall apart

In the end there needs to be one person
Who for one day, one night, one year
Endures it alone day after day
Who can prove that our love
Was once so strong and resolute?

I can’t think of which moment
Which minute, which second, of which day
Which sweet loving moment
Caused our memories to slowly, slowly fall apart

In the end there needs to be one person
Who for one day, one night, one year
Endures it alone day after day
Who can prove that our love was once…

Every moment that you give me
Every minute, every second, of every day
Every sweet loving moment
I am still deeply, deeply grateful for each one

In the end there needs to be one person
Who for one day, one night one year
Keeps moving on towards tomorrow day after day
Proving in the end that our ‘eternity’
Can only exist in the precious, long-gone past

I wish Mayday will film a music video for this song so that I can see Ashin singing the entire song in Chinese. It should be quite sexy if he sings it in Japanese too.

Mayday and Flumpool has also collaborated for the theme song ‘Belief’ – for the movie ‘Oshin‘. The movie will be released on 12 October 2013.

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I love this promotional video! The Sims-like animations are quite hilarious!

The single for the theme song will be released on 1 October 2013.

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And Mayday is going to release their first ‘Japanese’ album. I think I will consist of some of their greatest hits and maybe a few Japanese translations… Check out Mayday’s Japanese website if you want more information. Ashin has a Japanese Twitter too! I wonder if he knows Japanese or he just has a translator to help him post the comments.

So… Mayday, please come to Japan more often! Preferably on long weekends!

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