Gusokums rings out in a world without Happiendo
Today, when the music of Gusokumuzu resounds, it is completely different from half a century ago, when HAPPY END resounded. Therefore, Gusokumuzu’s subjective way of expression is different from HAPPY END’s objective way of expression.
Singing rock music in Japanese has become commonplace, and “J-POP” has become inclusive of “music made in Japan,” rather than “Japanese music that can compete with foreign music,” as was originally stated, and the awareness of foreign countries is becoming weaker.
Everyone faces the same direction and is placed in the same situation. Such commonality no longer exists. The way music is played has also undergone a transformation, from the days when the whole family would sit down and listen to the sound of records playing through the speakers, to an age where each person enjoys music in his or her own way, with earphones. Music has become more than “our” thing; it has become “my” thing.
Furthermore, the times are not bright. Unprecedented calamities, wars, social network bashing, and recession. There is no breeze blowing through the modern world in which we live. The emphasis is on the individual, and the community has collapsed. The utopia we all seek is absent.
That is why “My Song,” sung by Gusokumuzu, is so poignant.
Everyone has their own bitterness. It is difficult to express that which penetrates through everyone. In such a situation, how do we face the difficulty of living? Gusokumuzu’s music teaches us that.
I forgot my umbrella in a sudden rainstorm, and when I tried to take shelter from the rain, it stopped raining. Everything I do seems to be backfiring,” sings the song “Subekaraku Ame”.
＜The song is about how everything you do seems to backfire. ＞The song “Kakedashitara Yume no Naka” adds a little joy of “dancing” to an otherwise ordinary day.
＜I’ll leave the door open, even if you don’t come, let’s dance as wrong as we are on a night of stained glass.＞The song”Staind no Yoru”.
Their songs, which tell us that there is something shining in the familiar and worn-out city, depict the reality of life without any decorations. Their songs depict the realities of life without decoration. This overlaps with HAPPY END Beyond’s goal of “singing about the common ideas of young people.
The way they sing “songs for young people” that transcend the passage of half a century overlaps with the way I live my life.