JUNIEL SUMMER RAIN ~ Rain is always special for JUNIEL~
On rainy day… I like to listen the sound of rain lonely at home. The sky is cloudy, but is it the smell of ground when it rains? When I sleep with the window opened, I smell the ground receiving rain. I hear the sound of rain, too. When I was in Japan, I would often listen to FTISLAND’s ‘Raining’. As soon as the album including this song was released, I bought and listened to it. Since that time, I’ve liked the song. I like its lyrics, melody, arrangement, and all. Although I like it any time, but especially rain reminds me of the song. It suits rain perfectly. My day tends to depend on my mind. When it rains, I feel so blue. I’m depressed all day… But, maybe I tend to enjoy the depression. How to enjoy a rainy day is that you don’t care the depression. I listen to sad music, see a sad movie, or just be lying all day with listening to the sound of rain. Sometimes I don’t talk anything. I like to be quiet on rainy day. So, if I let you hear a song on a rainy day, I want to choose a calm one. A song titled ‘Long long ago’ from Acoustic Cafe would be perfect for rainy day. I’ve written a song titled ‘Endless Rain‘ in Japan. One day, when I had a day off, I couldn’t go out because of rain. I felt very depressed without reason then. At that time, I thought “Ah, it’d be good if I write a song using this situation!” and I wrote it with recollecting every old memory. I made it at once. I remember that I spent that night songwriting.
Come to think of it, rainy day may be a special day. A day to celebrate something, or a day to start something.. many of those days were rainy. Although I was depressed, but I liked that feeling, too. I might be able to feel the day more special because of that. Whenever I work in a rural area, it rains. Whenever there’s a big event, it rains. On my birthday, it rains too. My birthday is always rainy. When I go out with umbrella, thinking that “It’s going to rain tomorrow, too,” it rains without fail. My debut day was rainy, and the day when I held my first one-man live show in Japan was also rainy. Anyway, it always rains. Oh, yes! This time, my come-back party for “Pretty Boy”! It rained then, too (laugh). I wish it wouldn’t rain at least once. Because it’s always rainy. And so, people around me say that I’m a rainy girl. If there’s ‘JUNIEL’s Rain,’ I hope it will be a memorable for everyone. A strong typhoon is given its name and it will be memorable, right? Quiet rain will also be a memorable one if I have a memory on that day. When there was a single umbrella, I happened to share the umbrella with a cool guy beside me. If it happens, I’d have another nice memory. I hope for a memorable rain like this.
“JUNIEL’s umbrella is… all the people around me who let me be what I am. It is all thanks to their help that I can live a life, think and do music now.” – JUNIEL
Nowadays I do lots of work on radio. So, I spend time preparing for live performance. Also, I’m going to write songs for the next album. I do exercise too. Because there’s gym in our office, sometimes I do with a trainer, sometime do running machine by myself… Until the next promotion activity, it’s time for self-control. If I got summer vacation, I would go to as many places as possible. I’d go to various spots in my country, cultivating sensibility… Maybe I can write 5 songs? I really want to go on a trip. Far, farrr (laugh). I want to go to a valley as four, with mother, father, and little brother. And I want to relax in a pension/resort inn, eat watermelon and BBQ. Even if it rained, I’m sure I will go. In any case, I want to make effective use of time as much as possible. If the rain was very heavy and I have nothing to do, I would give up. I would look out of window, think about the next day’s schedule and write songs with abandon in a room. But, if it keeps raining during a trip, I have to go out without fail. I can’t help! If it’s in rainy season and I had to stay home all day.. hmm, first, I would wake up at 10 a.m. by habit. Even though I wake up, I’d see the clock and sleep again. I’d sleep until 2 p.m. After getting up, I’d open my notebook computer just in front of me. There’s a small desk next to bed, and the notebook is always there. I’d sleep on the floor beside the bed, then as soon as I get up, I’d sit there and do internet shopping. Then I’d bring the guitar right next to it. I’d play the guitar a bit, find some songs with notebook, and find some scores, play the guitar, and I’d become sleepy again… then I’d sleep. It seems like I’d spend a day just sleeping (laugh).
translation (from Japanese to English): yellow shoes