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It must be ~exciting~ being in her staff when she suddenly just decides to go somewhere overseas.
"If I wanted to live for myself, I wouldn't have chosen this life. That's the conclusion I've reached" :/
Interesting, I wonder what sounds they considered..after ASFXX it seemed like Ayu went in whatever direction she pleased.
I had gained one more thing during the recording session in L.A. this time. The composer Mr Hoshino, who had a hand in numerous songs including "A Song for xx" and "MOON", had now taken on the role of ayu's vocal director. From him, and from engineer Mr Eiyama, I heard about how ayu was like before she debuted. Mr Hoshino and ayu met about a year before her debut. In preparation for her debut, he had worked with her to find a music style and direction suitable for Hamasaki Ayumi.
"At that time, that alone took up most of the time we set aside to prepare her for debut, and I felt that it was a really difficult task. In truth, she had really worked hard. And then, the lyrics written by her before debut. You would not have imagined that an 18 year-old wrote them. (laugh) I remember feeling shocked, and wondering "Just what life experiences had this girl of 18 accumulated?" In the end, her strong will came through even then, when she came right out and said "I want to do it this way". It wasn't a debut dictated by the adults around this kid of 18."
I would love to read more about Ayu's pre-debut development. Max said that everyone from music show producers to advertisers told him that she would never sell and doesn't have the face or demeanour to make it.