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「untitled」 - Arashi 16th Album
Release date: 2017.10.18

Limited Edition (top pic)
★ 80-page lyrics/photo booklet and special packaging

[CD - 13 tracks]
01: Green Light
02: つなぐ (Tsunagu)
03: 「未完」 (Mikan)
04: Sugar
05: Power of the Paradise
06: ありのままで (Ari no Mama de)
07: 風雲 (Fuu-un)
08: I’ll be there
09: 抱擁 (Houyou)
10: Pray
11: 光 (Hikari)
12: 彼方へ (Kanata e)
13: Song for you

[DVD]
「未完」 (Mikan) PV and special making of

Regular Edition (bottom pic)
★ 36-page lyrics booklet

[CD 1]
Same 13 tracks as LE

[CD 2 - 5 tracks]
01: バズりNIGHT (Bazuri NIGHT / Masaki Aiba, Satoshi Ohno, Sho Sakurai)
02: 夜の影 (Yoru no Kage / Jun Matsumoto, Kazunari Ninomiya, Satoshi Ohno)
03: UB (Masaki Aiba, Kazunari Ninomiya)
04: Come Back (Jun Matsumoto, Sho Sakurai)
05: カンパイ・ソング (Kanpai Song) (Bonus Track)

(untitled)

i want to be touched by the stars.

                   everything is so big so much & i feel small /
                  bird in monsoon rains, swamps sticky &
                   feet caught in them, moonlight a pool 
                   of spilled dreams on the backs of wings:

what i’m saying is that my body
sways to the sky & i am a ship
of yearning. want to be loved
so much & so fully caterpillar
turns butterfly turns starlight 
turns god.

                     everything is big & i am small & maybe
                     this is not always a bad thing (bumblebee flies
                     into my face & bounces off) & small does not
                    always mean inconsequential. 

what i mean is: small things, like
you reaching out to touch my hand.
i mean: small things, like the sun in
your eyes when you tell me you love me.
small things, like gnocchi on a date &
a jarful of stars with love in them & love
letters scrawled before airport trips.

                i mean: i’ve always wanted to be touch by
                stars, & when you touch me, every wish my
               body has ever had comes true. the yearning
                in my stomach, the heart full of hungry tongues: 

quiet. each touch is benediction,
is absolution.

when we kiss,
the world breaks in two

& forgiveness rises from
every chest.

I don’t think that I will ever understand why people are so upset about the new album title (^^;)

Sure, to an English speaking person it might seem raw and laughable and simple but to me who has English as a…third language I see the word “untitled” itself quite artistic and cool sounding.

Maybe it’s named that way not because they didn’t have time or were too lazy , but because this album will have such variety of songs that are hard to put under one name? (^__^)


What if by giving the album such a name, Arashi give us the opportunity to come up with a suitable title by ourselves? And by that involving us, the fans, in the making of it!

Instead of giving the album a more concrete title and creating lots of comments like “The content is nothing like the title!”

I think it’s a smart move. And no matter what the others say, I still see “untitled” as rather creative if not a bit mysterious title.

But oh well, we’ll have to wait and see to be completely sure~

(^_^)💜💛💚❤💙

INAMORATA (in-am-uh-rah-tuh) - noun

Definition:

  • a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover

INAMORATO (in-am-uh-rah-toh) - noun

Definition:

  • a man who loves or is loved; male sweetheart or lover

Example sentence:

  • She found herself playing inamorata to him, her inamorato.

Stovenly thinks:

TORTILE - (tawr-til) - adjective

Definition:

  • twisted; coiled

Related forms:

  • noun - tortility

Example sentence:

  • The turtle emerged from the pond, water lapping off its tortile shell.

Stovenly thinks:

  • i love that noun form
  • imagine a man being bested by a tortoise
  • his entire future having been at stake
  • and in his death throes, he screams
  • OH THE TORTILITY