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Wordplay with SCANDAL

20 May 2015 by Chew Hui Ling

On stage, these ladies can wield a guitar better than a modern-age samurai. Off stage, they’re no more than just a group of humble, music-lovin’ girls who genuinely enjoy what they do. In town for their world tour, SCANDAL takes on a round of wordplay based off their Hello World album track list. Read on for their adorable quips!

IMAGE – Which member is the most different from their on-stage personas?
All: Haruna!
Tomomi: Haruna is our lead vocal, so we’d all expect her to act cool on stage. But in actual fact… she’s the type of person who’d like teddy bears. (Laughs)

YOUR SONG – If you could choose any song in the world to be the soundtrack of your life, what would it be?
Mami: Foo Fighters’ ‘Bridge Burning’. Life would be rather different if I’ve never heard of this song. I like composing, and this track gives me a direction on how I create my music.
Haruna: Earth and Fire’s ‘September’. This song stuck with me since middle school. It all started when I saw them live at the Summer Sonic Festival and I just couldn’t get it out of my mind ever since.
Rina: Taylor Swift’s ‘Welcome To New York’. Since we’re of the same age, it amazes me how Taylor Swift can have so many fans and hold so much influence all around the globe. I’m greatly motivated [by her].
Tomomi: Carole King’s ‘So Far Away’. I first heard it during dance class when it was used as one of the practice tracks. Similar to Mami, listening to this song influences how I actually compose my music.

LOVE IN ACTION – Which member’s the most likely to confess her feelings to the guy she likes first?
Haruna: Definitely not Mami or Tomi! (Laughs) Rina and I are a little clumsy, so even if we don’t express our emotions explicitly, the guy would probably have guessed it!

RUNNERS HIGH – If you could run away from your current life for one day, where would you go and what would you do?
Tomomi: My childhood dream was to be an architect, so I’d want to live in a place where I personally designed.

GRADUATION – From an indie high school band to becoming one of the most popular J-rock acts, what do you feel has changed since graduating from high school?
Mami: Probably our hair colour. (Laughs) We’ve always had long, black tresses in school and have never dyed our hair before. But the timing was nice – our hairstyles switched up quite a bit as we transition into adulthood, and now we’ve become a successful band!

Missed ’em at the [HELLO WORLD] World Tour in Singapore? Head over here for our full concert review!

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