Okay, I declared that I converted into an UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ fan when I heard them sing a cover of the Filipino song Liwanag sa Dilim (Light in the Darkness) by Rivermaya.  I think that they’re very refreshing and energetic.  I admire that they’re willing to sing a song in a foreign language, in order to raise support for typhoon victims in the Philippines.  Then I watched their version of  Pinoy Ako (I’m a Filipino) by pop rock band Orange and Lemons.  I was like, what the heck?

I was initially bewildered by this turn of events.  As I watch the UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ band members dancing and singing Pinoy Ako under blooming sakura trees and a crowded Japanese temple, I was like, where is the Pinoy in this?  They clearly shot the video in Japan, and I didn’t see a single Filipino.  But I soon found myself grooving along with the music.  I began to calm down and notice things.  The first thing that I noticed is that the members are all wearing Barong Tagalog in different colours.  So Pinoy!  Then I noticed their silly dance moves, and I was like, that’s so pinoy!

My earlier criticisms are soon forgotten, as I sit back and enjoy their cover of Pinoy Ako.  It doesn’t matter anymore that they’re a Japanese rock band dancing under sakura trees and outside Japanese temples singing Pinoy Ako (I’m a Filipino).  As long as they’re doing the original song justice, it’s fine with me.  By the way, I think that UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ’s version is better than the original.  It’s more energetic and fun.

Rating for Cover: 😀 😀 😀 🙂 (3 & 1/2 out 5 grins)

Uploaded by: NOIZtheMovie

Curious as to how the original song sounds?  Watch it below.  Thanks to DemetrioQuintoAmog for uploading a copy on Youtube.

Rating for Original: 😀 😀 😀 (3 out 5 grins)

Uploaded by: DemetrioQuintoAmog

Which version do you think is better?

UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ Official Website (Japanese)
UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ Official Website (English)
UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ Official (English)

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Published by Arria Cross

Blogger at fujinsei.com since 2014. Currently a webnovelist. Check out my work "His Genius is a Superstar".

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    1. Indeed. I just have to listen to UCHUSENTAI: NOIZ’s music once and I already became a fan. Orange and Lemons makes other good music, too.
      Thanks for dropping by. Cheers!


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