A short preview for Morning Musume’s 45th single titled Maji Desu ka Ska! has been released.
Technically the preview is just a Bijo Gaku segment featuring the 9th generation practicing and recording a few lines of the song, but we do get to hear a good part of the song and a few seconds of the instrumental throughout the episode which should give us a pretty good idea of what to expect for the single.
The video shows each member from the 9th generation receiving the lyrics of the song, practicing the song, going to vocal lessons, recording their lines at a studio, 9th generation listening to their song, and Fukumura crying once she listened to the song (due to happiness) and I really recommend everyone watch it from start to end since it’s a great way to find out how the new members practiced for their debut single.
As most fans speculated the song has a ska sound, and it’s somewhat hard to explain but the song has a genki, fast paced, happy sound to it which is really catchy after you listen to it a few times and along with the fast paced vocals it sounds like an incredible and unique song so far.
My first reaction upon hearing the song was that I didn’t like it that much since it was really different from many past releases , but after I heard the recorded version and the lyrics I started to love the way the song sounded since it was upbeat, catchy, and sounded like something most Momusu fans haven’t heard in a long time.
Each member did an amazing job singing and I really liked the way Mizuki and Kanon sang the best since they seemed to be on key a bit more than the other members (Kanon had a few problems with tempo though).
Riho sang really well, and even though she had a few problems with the high notes she managed to overcome them and sing her lines well, along with Ikuta who seemed to be a bit nervous but did a great job at the end.
Since the preview we heard isn’t the full song (or a preview at all) I can’t judge it completely since we only get to hear the 9th generation sing, but I really look forward to hearing the full song now more than ever since the theme and sound are pretty impressive.
The video is about 14 min long but if you don’t want to wait that long to hear a short recorded part of the song with the voices of the four 9th generation members then I suggest you skip to 12:32 where they play a part of the recorded song, or you could skip to minute 7:00 where the members are recording the song in the studio, or you could watch from the beginning and see each member receive and practice the song lyrics.
Since this isn’t technically a preview of the finished song I hope most fans don’t judge the entire single based on just the few samples we see in the episode, but instead wait for the finished song which should air in a few days in one of the Momusu member’s radio shows (many fans are speculating that we will hear a preview on Sayu’s show this Saturday).
Like always the video will probably be taken down soon since it is a TV show segment so please watch it as soon as possible, but hopefully we get to hear a preview soon since the song sounds very impressing so far.
The release date is set for 3/23.
Video uploaded by: maifix
EDIT: A video with the short preview of the recording has been uploaded on Youtube, it only features the recording that starts at 12:32 on the video above so it should be an easier way for fans to find out how the song sounds without seeing the entire segment on Bijo Gaku:
Video uploaded by: xEriJunLinx