I’ll Walk “A Thousand Miles” Just To See ONE OK ROCK

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.

Uploaded by:  An Meri

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.

ONE OK ROCK Official Website (English)
ONE OK ROCK Official Website (Japanese)
ONE OK ROCK Official Youtube Channel

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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. That’s awesome. I just recently became a fan, so I wasn’t aware of them. Although a fellow blogger that I’m following pointed out that she’s been writing about them on her blog, so I might’ve read about ONE OK ROCK before but I just don’t remember. I’m glad that I became a fan of them, although only recently. Better late than never. Thanks for dropping by!

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    1. Oh my gosh. You’re so right. But I like the other band members, too. Especially the lead guitarist with the blonde hair. 😉 But of course Taka’s voice is the most distinct quality in the band. 😉

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      I’m so envious! I actually just learned that they did a concert here in Toronto some weeks ago, but since I just discovered them around the same time, I didn’t get the chance to see them. Perhaps when they visit here again, I’ll go to their concert & get a signed CD like you. -____-
      . . .so envious. . . . . . .

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      1. Well, I must’ve skimmed through them because I wasn’t aware of them yet during that time. But now I am so you bet I’m gonna devour any post I see about them. Ooooooh. Clock Strikes. Nice. Mine’s Heartache.

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  1. Oh God! Thank you for sharing this!! One of my favorite band, I fell in love for the first time hearing the アンサイズニア I’ve been lookin for another of their awesome song/cover, and this thousand miles is TERRIFIC

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    1. Yay! I’m so glad. High-five! And you’re welcome. I’ve a new fan, so it’s great to meet with others who already like them. I know, right? This cover of “A Thousand Miles” is beautiful. Thanks for dropping by!


  2. Awww ONE OK ROCK’s one of my favourite bands too!!! ‘Be the light’ is my favourite by them, but ‘Mighty Long Fall’ is a pretty good song too ^^ I would have talked to you more about them if I knew you were into them now as well xD

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    1. Yay! High-five. To be honest, I only became aware of them recently, like less than a couple of weeks ago. “Be the Light” made me teary-eyed. And I got weird looks from my family lately for listening to “Mighty Long Fall” first thing I wake up. Ahaha. Now we can talk more about them. To be honest, I don’t know that much about them yet but I loooooooooove their music.

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      1. Oh yes that’s the reason why it’s my fav song of theirs. But why is Mighty Long Fall a weird choice even in the morning? Haha. I don’t know much about them either to be honest. When it comes to music, I really just deal with the music and I usually don’t actively educate myself on who’s behind the music. xD

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      2. Well, because I usually listen to symphony orchestra or other classical music in the morning while doing my morning stretches/yoga, so of course my family’ll think that it’s weird that I suddenly start listening to rock music and bang my head and jump like a lunatic first think in the morning while waiting for my tea to brew. Perhaps they think I’ve been possessed or something. Ahahaha.

        Ooooh. I would like to say “same here”, but it’s more “it depends”. I guess I would be like you when I don’t know the face of the musicians. But once I see the face of a musician, I can’t help my curiosity so here comes my friend Google for things like that. 😉

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      3. Oh wow, you listen to classical music? I am an ‘ex-classical musician’ so to speak but I don’t really listen to classical music thaaat much. I have some sort of shallow music appreciation – I like my Jpop and Jrock a lot xD But its good to have some change now and then. Variety, as we were speaking, is the best!

        Ah I see. Well I don’t preclude the possibility of myself being eventually curious of the face of musicians as well. I never know :p And of course when it comes to that, its Google time xD

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      4. Oooooh yes. Your profile does say that you’re an ex-classical musician. Why “ex”? You don’t play anymore? What instrument do you play?

        Ahaha. My morning music rituals isn’t only exclusive to classical music. I just generally like instrumental music. I also like listening to African-style music and traditional Asian instrumental music (any Asian style). They soothe me because I can have an over-active mind.

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      5. Haha, its really because I used be active in the musical scene, playing in orchestras and doing more performances in general. I still play now but … alone xD
        Oooh nice, but I do think classical music is a good choice for yoga. African-style music? How did you discover that haha. I generally like Japanese instrumentals because of the scale they use (that’s unique to their music). Its very oriental and cultural – and its like a throwback to the traditional eras for me. Its good that music can help you in that way. I think when I think over-actively even the most soothing music can’t save me xD

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