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Old 30th July 2020, 01:02 PM
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So...long time lurker, few time poster here (I think the last time I posted was in 2012!). Feeling compelled to post because the timings for Ohia no ki are so crazy for me. It's an OK song but I think it will hold a unique place in my heart. Basically my mum passed away a year ago today and for Ayu to drop what is essentially a love letter to her child on what would have been my mum's birthday (July 5th) and then the full PV today is weird but pretty comforting. It makes me love her even more, though admittedly I'm more excited about Dreamed a Dream.

It's a shame the video is pretty much just a beauty shoot but I haven't been excited about her music since Made in Japan so I'll take anything at this point!
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Old 30th July 2020, 01:06 PM
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1 min of it and youíve seen it all. At least I expected it would be this way. Color and all. This touching song has been a waste as regards arrangements and PV. Simple doesnít mean amateurish and lackluster.

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Old 30th July 2020, 01:25 PM
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Maybe the blur is supposed to simulate how her child sees her as his eyes adjust to the new world around him? Lol. Born into all white (hospital) til Ayu brings him home (color).
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Old 30th July 2020, 01:38 PM
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So...long time lurker, few time poster here (I think the last time I posted was in 2012!). Feeling compelled to post because the timings for Ohia no ki are so crazy for me. It's an OK song but I think it will hold a unique place in my heart. Basically my mum passed away a year ago today and for Ayu to drop what is essentially a love letter to her child on what would have been my mum's birthday (July 5th) and then the full PV today is weird but pretty comforting. It makes me love her even more, though admittedly I'm more excited about Dreamed a Dream.

It's a shame the video is pretty much just a beauty shoot but I haven't been excited about her music since Made in Japan so I'll take anything at this point!
my condolences! I'm glad you find the song meaningful to you because of the messages it contains
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Old 30th July 2020, 04:31 PM
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So...long time lurker, few time poster here (I think the last time I posted was in 2012!). Feeling compelled to post because the timings for Ohia no ki are so crazy for me. It's an OK song but I think it will hold a unique place in my heart. Basically my mum passed away a year ago today and for Ayu to drop what is essentially a love letter to her child on what would have been my mum's birthday (July 5th) and then the full PV today is weird but pretty comforting. It makes me love her even more, though admittedly I'm more excited about Dreamed a Dream.
I'm sorry about your mom, thank you for sharing this here.
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Old 30th July 2020, 05:12 PM
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Maybe the blur is supposed to simulate how her child sees her as his eyes adjust to the new world around him? Lol. Born into all white (hospital) til Ayu brings him home (color).
I was thinking something similar. Babies can't see color and their focus is off for a while, so the cinematography does showcase that very well.
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Old 30th July 2020, 05:53 PM
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I was thinking something similar. Babies can't see color and their focus is off for a while, so the cinematography does showcase that very well.
I think that's exactly why the PV is filmed that way

it's blurry and black and white because new born can't see clearly and can't see colors

it's swinging and unsteady just like a baby

it's showing Ayu on white bed sheets just like how the baby sees it

towards the end it starts to show colors because as the baby grows can finally see color
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Old 30th July 2020, 06:30 PM
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^ (and also crediting @polka-dot-jewel and Zeke for their ideas) That makes great sense!

It's a bit literal, and the execution still looks mwah, esthetically. But thanks to your perspectives, the idea comes through. I have watched the PV again after reading your comments and enjoyed it a lot more.
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Old 30th July 2020, 06:51 PM
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its a grower song and so the video.. takes time to enjoy
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Old 9th August 2020, 03:28 AM
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I haven't checked this site in a while so I was not expecting this when I logged in! I love it! Finally a new song!
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Old 9th August 2020, 03:46 AM
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Don't forget to check out Dreamed a Dream too!
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