On June 12, there was heavy rain proper up till the occasion, however by the point the doorways opened, the climate had cleared up fantastically, making it an ideal day for a dwell efficiency. The venue was packed filled with followers with excessive expectations. Kumada appeared on stage in a brand new costume and kicked off the live performance with “Ii n da yo,” the lead track of her first album Sekai ga Haretara.
It could possibly be stated to be an enormous step ahead for Kumada. “Ii n da yo” means “It’s alright,” and she or he delivered this message by means of her first track, partly as if reassuring herself and partly as if encouraging the viewers. Then she cheerfully shouted, “Let’s get this present on the highway!” and launched into her second track “Kokoro Hayaru.” Her voice was unconstrained and cheerful as she sang the fast-paced tune. She ended it with a peace signal, and between her cute smile and vitamin-colored nails, she was as dazzling because the solar.
Subsequent up was “Summer time JUMP YYYY!” and “Kako ￫ ima ￫ mirai ￫?” Though cheering out loud was prohibited as a result of pandemic, the gang clapped and used tambourines to convey their enthusiasm, and the joy started to construct. Then again, there have been additionally quieter moments. The upbeat tunes gave option to “Kurage,” a metropolis pop tune that Kumada wrote the lyrics for herself. These three songs demonstrated her nice potential with moments of pleasure, coolness, and fragility, and the viewers continued clapping continuous.
Remorse is an indication of development. Unhappiness lays the seeds for kindness. And past them lies moments of enjoyable. “I may by no means inform myself ‘It’s alright,’” Kumada stated, confessing her regrets in regards to the previous, earlier than explaining the sentiments that went into “Kurage.”
With “YOUR FREE STAR,” a track included in her debut single, she was reminded of her unique willpower as she sang “Yeah yeah!” together with the viewers. The following two songs, “Jibun Jishin” and “Mahou no Kaze,” had been organized in a method that would solely be completed with a dwell efficiency, with the lyrics, “I’m not afraid after I’m with you” modified to “I’m not afraid after I’m with all of you.”
Her eyes had been misty with emotion as she sang, and the way in which she made eye contact with each member of the viewers and smiled through the MC phase left a deep impression. She thanked the employees, her household, her greatest buddies, and the followers for his or her assist, saying, “I’m actually a slipshod individual. I attempt to do my greatest, however I at all times make errors,” earlier than launching into the ultimate a part of the live performance. Shifting round freely on stage, she sang the ultimate three songs, “First Step, Enjoyable Step!” “Mata ne, Yoroshiku ne” and “Model new diary,” in a row.
The encore started along with her debut track “Sunny Sunny Woman◎,” which was good for a dwell efficiency. As you may anticipate from the self-proclaimed “work out lady,” her brief prime confirmed off her abs, and she or he even began chugging a protein shake on stage. Her last quantity was “All people, JUMP&JUMP!” That is one other track that’s good for a dwell efficiency, and she or he sang the highly effective vocals in entrance of a sea of yellow penlights. She ended the live performance with an enormous leap, saying, “I used to be actually, actually, actually comfortable to see you all. Let’s meet once more!” earlier than leaving the stage amid heat applause.
Through the commemorative picture shoot, it got here up that the Nippon Budokan is situated subsequent to the Science Corridor, and Kumada declared, “I’d wish to go there with everybody who got here to see me at present” and “I’ll verify the photographs that we took at present on the Budokan!” When the time comes, I’m positive she’ll be ready for us with a heat occasion the place everybody can smile. I sit up for watching her stoic progress sooner or later.
The live performance setlist might be discovered on numerous music subscription companies (https://lnk.to/KumadaAkane1stLive). A particular phase titled “Akane Kumada Solo Dwell Shut-Up Particular” may also be aired on the TV Saitama music selection program Doresuki & Koresuki (on which Kumada works as an assistant) at 9 PM on July 9 (JST).
(Author: Mikoto Tomoyasu)