Happy Monday, folks! How are you all doing? I just want to share with you guys this Japanese band that I recently discovered thanks to a recommendation by a Twitter pal, Rachel. The band’s called ONE OK ROCK. Now many of you may already be familiar with them from listening to the theme songs of the live-action film adaptations of Rurouni Kenshin. If you are, good for you. If not, it’s never to late to admire this dreamy and talented band of good-looking guys.
The song that I’m going to share with you today is an acoustic cover of ONE OK ROCK of the beautiful English song A Thousand Miles, originally sung by Vanessa Carlton.
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The above video is a clip taken from the awesome live concert titled Mighty Long Fall at Yokohama Stadium on September 2014. I used this as this blog’s “Featured Video” the previous week.
When my pal Rachel shared this video with me, I instantly fell in love with the band. The first thing I thought was “Wow, these guys are good-looking.” The second thing I thought was “Oh my gosh, what a beautiful voice”. The third thing I thought was “The vocalist has an excellent English pronunciation”. The last thing I thought was “I’m now a fan of them. ONE OK ROCK rocks!!!”
I played the video several times after watching it the first time. I was just so mesmerized by vocalist Taka’s voice. His voice is just so smooth and soothing that I was surprised afterwards when I learned that they’re technically a rock band.
I was curious about the vocalist’s excellent English pronunciation. I wondered if perhaps he lived in an English-speaking country before. I did some quick Googling, and it seems that I was wrong. I found this interesting and informative interview at JaME World where Taka, the vocalist, talks about how he actually can’t really speak that well in English.
Read the full interview here→“Interview with ONE OK ROCK in Tokyo”
Read it. Seriously, it’s cool. My big thanks to Non-non of JaME World for posting this interview.
So what do you think of the above video? Isn’t it awesome? Did you know about ONE OK ROCK before or is this the first time that you’ve heard of them? Let me know!
Big thanks from the bottom of my heart to my Twitter pal Rachel for introducing me to this amazing Japanese band, ONE OK ROCK. Maraming salamat! Dahil sa’yo puro rock music ng ONE OK ROCK tuloy ang pinakikinggan ko pag-gising ko sa umaga. Usap nalang uli tayo sa Twitter, ha.
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