Tegomasu's songs will turn into magical power.
-- What are the points of your chosen songs on your album?
M: This time, we have started to challenge even mature sounding songs. Up until now, we have had a lot of romance songs, but this time I think we have a lot of non-romantic songs.
T: We havea lot of variety. We have acapella and jazz, and songs that are Tegomasu-like.... It's been 2 years since our last full album, the recording of it was really fun.
-- What is the concept of 'magic' about?
M: Rather than us being magicians, whoever listens to our songs will have sometime magically change for them, it's about songs changing something. If the people who listen to our songs get a bit of energy, then you they can think of it as getting energy from us! Sorry, I kinda said it all (lol).
T: Huhu (lol). With the tour, I hope people return home with smiles after coming into the magical space. I think Tegomasu can create a venue that will be very magical.
-- What kind of atmosphere does the "Mahou no Melody" PV have?
M: It seemed like it turned out well when we flimed it. We flilmed a lot of scenes and forms, this is also the first time we didn't wear normal clothing in a PV. We wore a 2 patterned costume and we were filmed infront of a green screen. It was really cute. We both had 2 akternative shots. The first one is us two in a magical land, and the other is us in the real world.
T: The PV for our last single "Aoi Bench" was really natural, the feeling will seriously change.
M: What~ if I had to say it, "Aoi Bench" was really natural...
T: I did say it! I said it 7 seconds ago (lol).
-- Tegoshi-san, you get your 24th birthday during this tour, but last year it was Masuda who gave you a present that was 6 months late on stage, right?
M: Ah~ I think I remember it (lol). It was out of politeness I think. The day after your birthday we'll be in Shizuoka? We'll have a Takoyaki Party at Shizuoka Ecopa Arena. Kidding, kidding (lol). I'll think about it. Incidentally, I didn't receive anything this summer, a present.
T: I'll give you something by the tour (lol).
-- What do you want to expect in this tour?
M: A Tegomasu World, like we'll create a magical space to enjoy it with everyone, that's the plan. That's what kind of space we want to make, so if everyone can make the magicas easy as possible to, listen to the album a lot.
T: We've done the 1st and 2nd one, I'm looking forward to the 3rd which was made with freedom. I think everyone knows what kind of standard "Tegomasu" has. We appreciate the wide age range of people, a lot of men come too. I think there are also people who genuinely like the composition of the songs. This album has gathered good compositions, so get into it, we'll sing it together and make some noise! After that we'll sing produce songs that will make everyones' hearts thump, Massu and I will be prepared for it. We want you to wait and expect it!
Q. If you could use "magic", which kind of magic do you want to cast on each other?
T: Magic that will make me stronger against insects, like placing cockroaches. Right on Massu's knees (lol). If I did that normally, it's to the point where I wold faint that I hate insects. I want to be able to say "it's no big deal". In the midst of it, I'll solve it with magic.
M: You should use it for something better. Tegoshi and magic, Tegoshi and magic....it'll be interesting if Tegoshi starts floating.
T: You're not letting me have my legs on the ground?
M: Yeah yeah, you can float forever (lol).
T: Just for a bit okay?
M: About 5cm from the ground (lol).
Q. What thoughts did you have when you wrote "Ai no Naka de"?
M: As we listened to the song, we said "what do you think of the song?", it was decided that I was first, Tegoshi was second and then we would sing the chorus together. And, we would sing the parts that we wrote. It was written throughout the "Tegomasu no Ai" tour, that time we always not only touched by the fans, rather than being about gratitude it is a piece of strength, the title too is "Ai no Naka de" (In the Center of Love). That's how I felt when we did the live concerts, so I quickly wrote it down. I can't even compare it to when we wrote "Chicken Boy" (Took 1 month to write).
T: It was howI felt during the concert plus to those people who came to see us, just with that we a lot of people from a lot of places came and it was being in a position to be grateful for. But back when I debuted, I had pretty much no Jr. experience and I thought no one would pay any attention to me, I was impatient, honestly speaking. how I had that phase, but he lyrics reflect how thanks to everyone, I've been surrounded by love, that's how it feels like straight up.
Q. About you intruding in NEWS' Kato Shigeaki's home?
M: After I ate lunch with Tegoshi, Koyama and Shige, we just took a taxi. We ate what was in his fridge. There were 3 cans of tuna, but we ate them all (lol). After eating the first can, Shige made this great expression and I felt pretty happy about that (lol). I didn't eat all 3 cans by myself, it was with everyone. That was what men do, and then it turned into some weird conversation....after that it was music! We all thought about songs we thought were good. At one point, Shige slammed the door. So us 3 went to the closed bedroom... Anyway we caused him so much trouble (lol).
T: It was the first time we've been to his place.
M: It was really nice, had fashionable lighting, it was light which was decorated with lots of things a designer did on memos hanging around it.
T: Like drawings, and words.
M: On one of the fashionable memos, Tegoshi wrote "Tego" on it. Kato-san got a bit angry about that (lol). "If you're going to write, at least do it on blank paper!" he said (lol).
T: At a nearby convinience store, there seemed to be this really delicious bread, so I bought a lot of it, but when I was taking off my shoes at the entrance to Shige's home I had boots on so I left the bread and forgot about it...it was left there until the morning after (lol). In the morning, Shige shouted "Who was it!" (lol). I live by myself as well, I wouldn't stand it if I did that. I couldn't enter the home! That's why, for everyone's sake, I did my best to book a hotel (lol).
M: But it was so much fun~. We just stayed overnight like that.
T: Yep. On the sofa.
M: Shige was in his own home and has his own bed and all, he went to the trouble of sleeping in the same room as us. Like "are you lonely or what!" (lol).
T: We took the sofa, and Shige slept on the floor. Even when NEWS sleeps over, we've never had 4 people in the same room, it was like a high school excursion.
♪ They are just so...themselves. And I love it when people speak from the heart because there's just so much depth :)
♪ Their stay at Shige's place sounded hilarious, ahhh poor guy. Here's hoping we get more episodes like this with all the NEWS members! :D
On an unrelated note, I may or may not be changing the layout of this comm, depending on how badly I want to procrastinate XDDDD