Just a quick update. Today, one of my good friends introduced me to a Japanese band called ONE OK ROCK. She posted one of their songs on my Facebook wall, and I must say…this band is SUGOI!!! I just listened to a couple of their songs and LOVE them! Thank you, H and Q, for introducing me to this wonderful band.
I’ve been paying far too much attention to K-Pop, that I’ve been missing out on some amazing groups that are coming out from Japan. I’ve mentioned this before, but I used to be into J-Pop and J-Rock before I got into K-Pop, so it was rather refreshing to listen to ONE OK ROCK.
Just one thing that I have to add. ONE OK ROCK‘s songs sound a bit American and I can see that they have nicely blended in English and Japanese into their lyrics, just like K-Pop songs have been combining English and Korean in theirs. xD
Moreover, some fans question why the group is called ONE OK ROCK instead of ONE BEST ROCK. The answer to that is that the group’s name is supposed to sound like “one o’clock”. Interesting…
Check out some of ONE OK ROCK‘s songs!
- Clock Strikes
This is the song that my friends introduced me to…
- The Beginning
I really like this one! It’s super catchy!
- Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer
This one is very fitting for my blog…hahaha! Just kidding! =P
Another great song with catchy beats. The music sounds a bit familiar to a few American bands.
A bit different from all their other songs, but still amazing. The lead singer is very expressive.
- Jibun Rock
I like the following song too. It’s upbeat and seems like it could belong in an anime. I wonder if my brother knows about this band. My brother has been studying Japanese for a year now and he knows to read and write in Japanese too, so he would most likely understand some of the lyrics of the songs.
ONE OK ROCK have other greats songs as well. I particularly love the music and guitar part in the beginning of Liar and I enjoyed listening to The Answer is Near. The MV for it is kind of similar to the MV for CNBLUE‘s First Step, but better ^^.