We are men? We were not told that very often......
Masamune: The lyrics were written from a point of view of a man, but a lot of people think that many of our songs have a feminine sensitivity.
speaking, Spitz songs are considered "refreshing, but also very impressive".
Nevertheless, sometimes there are images which are difficult to be understood
For example, the majority can't understand the phrase of "a Sunday that I came to understand why I am having a life swaying in a bus." (from "Unme no hito")
As far as the lyrics written by Masamune are concerned, members can never
provide a unified answer. Even you ask Masamune, he won't say anything.
The interpretation varies from person to person.
Masamune: I don't care how audiences interpret the songs. What's the meaning of this phrase? When I was doing research, I was told that this phrase was good. "Ok. I'll take it then," I replied. (laugh) It is the same as the phrase of "the wind in the universe" in the song of "Robinson". There is actually no air in the universe and thus there is no wind there. Nevertheless, I wanted to write something like that.
the time "Robinson" became a million seller, the band had already been
formed for 8 years.
We all believed that we have produced the music with the same quality,
and "Robinson" is not a special or a different song at all. Hence, when
this song was selling well, I was wondering if there was something wrong.
Masamune: Although we have tried something different, in general the style didn't change. For a long time we have not been surprising audience. Of course we do not tend to keep it this way. It was just that we could not be crowded out.
one becomes a national pop star, it is necessary for him/her to have a
sense of being "professionals".
Besides concerts and recordings, our workload is increasing.... I can't
say this is a torture.... I enjoyed doing something such as researching.
To me, I just listen to the music that I like. When I want to make some
noise, I just play the musical instrument. When I want to create an album,
I just go to the studio. And now when I need to do something more than
that such as researching, I will think that I am a professional. However,
I still don't think that I am a professional when I am playing music.
Sakiyama: I also don't have the sense of being "professionals" when I perform on stage. It may be necessary for us to have it though....
Masamune: Is that ok? Acting like that....(laugh)
of having a sense of being "professionals", what do guys have to bear in
mind to keep yourself in the band?
To me, I was thinking, "Don't make a conclusion
too early." It is because we were still not known to anybody after we released
two or three singles.
Masamune: A year after our debut, I didn't have a girlfriend, and our band wasn't popular. The only thing I was looking forward was reading the newly-published "Spirits" every Monday night.
Tamura: Every Monday morning (about 5:00) I went to the convenience store. That store often started selling the magazine earlier than others. I was joking by changing the sound of "Spirits" a little bit, and said, "Hey! It's a weekly magazine Spitz!" (laugh)
Masamune: We've been though this stage. I do believe life has stages of ups and downs. The good times must come someday.