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Old 27th August 2020, 08:52 AM
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Ah, I see. I wonder if it was someone she saw on TV that she called. I wasn't really sure what it could have been... like maybe an actor potentially as well? If it was a music collab though it would be great if they actually negotiated something.
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Old 27th August 2020, 09:24 AM
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Anyway, that's the concept of this video?
Who is creepy nun and why left eye is white? Reference to problem with left ear? When eye is not white, it's still with different lens
And what did she say? Maybe Japanese fans will be better in reading lips
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I really enjoy the pv! Definitely watching it heaps for the next few weeks

So keen for an album!
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Old 27th August 2020, 11:15 AM
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Even if new video is not my cup of tea, big like that she is making some new PVs.
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Old 27th August 2020, 12:04 PM
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I really enjoy the pv! Definitely watching it heaps for the next few weeks

So keen for an album!
Me too, but I am fine with her building up the excitement like this. So a couple more songs and PVs digitally released before a full album and a 2021 tour announcement PLZ!
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Old 27th August 2020, 01:39 PM
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I was a little on the fence until she started leading the dancers and did the dance break. That bit fkn slayed and I was so excited. I immediately went and spazzed at her on TA lmfao

I want a bit more out of the story in the PV but I really loved the fact she danced and it looked so good. Can't wait for a better quality version as the rain effect kinda ruins the Youtube version.
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Old 27th August 2020, 06:26 PM
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I loved the video, the only thing that bugs me a little is the strong rain effect shadowing the choreo part!

And I am super happy that she is doing a lot lately, would like to have a couple more singles before she drops a actual album, if there is one coming out at all.
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Old 28th August 2020, 09:33 PM
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Love the PV and happy to see something more high budget too!

I agree with the rain makes it hard to see what's going on. (Kinda reminds me of Kumi's Dance in the Rain PV where I was really looking forward to watching it but with the shots they used etc I found it had to see what was going on. Need to watch that PV again)
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Old 28th August 2020, 11:59 PM
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this is like an modern Mirrorcle World a true gem! my fave song since Terminal I think
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Old 29th August 2020, 12:40 PM
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I really love this song. I wasn't this excited for a long time!! <3
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The PV is doing pretty well on Youtube It already has more views than オヒアの木
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Old 1st September 2020, 07:18 PM
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Remember though that Ohia no Ki initially came out in short ver. and they made that version private so the momentum from that coming out is gone.
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The PV is doing pretty well on Youtube It already has more views than オヒアの木
It has also more views than both audio videos of Dreamed a Dream combined!

浜崎あゆみ / Dreamed a Dream (official audio) 295.556 views
Dreamed a Dream (Youtube auto-generated) 63.958 views
浜崎あゆみ / Dreamed a Dream (Promotional Clip) 384.156 views
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It has also more views than both audio videos of Dreamed a Dream combined!

浜崎あゆみ / Dreamed a Dream (official audio) 295.556 views
Dreamed a Dream (Youtube auto-generated) 63.958 views
浜崎あゆみ / Dreamed a Dream (Promotional Clip) 384.156 views
However Ohia No Ki audio ver. has more than all those combined...
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However Ohia No Ki audio ver. has more than all those combined...
I know that. It's nice to see the PV sparkled more interest on DaD than when the song was released.
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I think Dreamed a Dream got aided by the TV promo like how Ohia's initial release was helped by the drama.
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Anyway, that's the concept of this video?
Who is creepy nun and why left eye is white? Reference to problem with left ear? When eye is not white, it's still with different lens
And what did she say? Maybe Japanese fans will be better in reading lips
This is just my interpretation:

In general, the song is about picking yourself up after things take a turn for the worse, moving forward at all costs, and learning from your mistakes that got you there in the first place. It's why the opening lines ask the question:

"Where do we draw the line
for what's old and what's nostalgic?
Link a king we can't use anymore
and a queen no longer used"

Simply put: in moving forward, what pillars of thought/ways of living should we leave to die in the past(old), and which ones do we hold onto(nostalgic), and how do we make such a decision?

The video presents Ayu as this sort of super-heroine(judging by the cape) coming forth to act as a savior after catastrophic event that's literally left everything in ruins. It's a very dramatic way of visualizing a "dream" that's been shattered, and saving those who have had that dream shattered. In that respect, the video/song lyrically remind me of Madonna's Keep It Together; sticking through hard times with the help of your loved ones/people close to you.

We can interpret all this for how she feels about her career and the direction it went the last few years or so... the ways she has tried to change and adapt herself to stay relevant over the years as well as push her career as an artist, despite perhaps being to no avail? Despite that, she had the love & comfort of her team by her side always, and they helped her through the darkest of times.

As for the nun imagery, I see it basically as an antagonist to this story. The definition for a nun via Google is "a member of a religious community of women, especially a cloistered one, living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience," so while nuns do live as a tightknit sisterhood, they also do so at the cost of living out their lives to the full extent. As we know from "Real Me", Ayu doesn't care to be "like a nun". She wants to be "dangerous", "have fun", etc.

The black/white contacts I believe can be interpreted however you want it to. It could represent the duality of living life like a nun(having a sisterhood to depend on/not having your own life basically), it could represent one eye in the future, one eye in the past(learning from history), etc.

While I'm not sure we'll ever know what's being mouthed in the nun sequences, I think it's safe to say it's probably just meant to represent a prayer.
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^Funnily enough my boyfriend (who knows Ayu from having to endure living with me but is not a fan) immediately mentioned Real me when he saw the DaD PV. Not sure if it is intentional, it looks like she likes that kind of imagery in general.
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Love your intepretation and I would also add how it represents the time we are living in as well not just her career. Moving forward despite a pandemic and any other bad things going on in the world. Its great, inspirational stuff from Ayu.
Japanese artists, filmakers, etc are so great at representing these themes because Japan has experienced so many "apocalypses". The idea of ruin that leads to rebirth is really ingrained into the culture (especially the older generation).

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I wish there was a physical copy!!
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