Jan 7, 2021

(Translation) Airi Suzuki - Kono hoshi no kiseki

Romaji Translation
Itsuka aisuru hito ga dekitara
Watashi koko kara deteyuku no kana

Demo ne daijoubu Sonna hito inai
E nande yo
Minna motto yorokonde yo ne

Derikashii nakute osekkai
Kitai nanka shitenai kedo

Kono hoshi no kiseki
Kurai uchuu datte Mayowanainda yo
Kono mado no akari Mitsukeru no

Tsuzukunda yo Sekai kawattemo
Hora Kyou mo waratteru
Ashita mo kitto waratteru yo
Lala Kazoku da ne

Kodomo datta na Ano koro watashi
Tomodachi no ie Urayamashikute

Shiranakatta na Tooku bakari mite
Itsudatte soko ni aru
Shiawase no imi

Sumaato janai shi Saenai shi
Jiman nanka dekinai kedo

Kono hoshi no kiseki
Sugoi yo ne datte Nan oku bun no
Kono basho watashi umareta no

Deaeta yo Hiroi sekai demo
Hora Minna niteru kao
Warau to motto niteru yo
Lala Kazoku da ne
If one day I find someone to love
I wonder if I'll leave this place

Don't worry, there's no such person
Hey, why ?
You guys should be happier

You're so inconsiderate and nosy
It's not as if I had expectations though

This star's miracle
I won't get lost even in this dark universe
I'll find my way to this window's light

It goes on, even if the world changes
See, I'm smiling today
I'm sure I'll be smiling tomorrow too
Lala We're a family

I was such a child back then
Jealous of my friends' houses

I didn't know, constantly looking far away
That it has always been there
The meaning of "happiness"

I'm not smart, I'm boring
It's not something you can be proud of, but

This star's miracle
It's amazing, you know, because in one hundred million places
This is the one where I was born

We've been able to meet in this wild world
Look, we all have the same face
We look even more alike when we smile
Lala We're a family

Dec 31, 2020

2020-12-31 15:59:57 ♡2020

2020 just ended ^^

Nobody expected such a year.

If you look back at it
It looks like they were many painful and sad things,
Things we had to give up and things we cried for,
and many more other dark news.

However,
It's also precisely because we were in such an environment that we've discovered new feelings, things we wanted to cherish, or that we understood that being able to meet the people we treasure shouldn't be taken for granted. 

I believe it's a year where we faced what really matters to us, things we were only able to notice because everything around stopped.

I'm trying to summarize all the works I've done this year while writing this blog entry, and there are even more topics to talk about this time.

I started to update my YouTube channel more often when the situation was still calm.

I tried to upload Dance Practice Video every single week.
Originally, it was supposed to be like a countdown until the Yokohama Arena performance.

But as the situation changed,
I had to entertain you by publishing videos of me eating karaage and such lol
I also did an aerobic exercise video hoping it'll help you enjoy your time at home.
All the self music videos I've published where I've chose my own make-up and my outfits because I think many more people are listening to music thanks to YouTube and I thought it'd be alright if there are not all well-produced music clips...
The Chika-chan cosplay video and such.

If I look back at it, I've released many footages to the world.

Particularly, I was able to stream my first live at Budokan
on the day my Yokohama Arena live was supposed to happen,
and I also streamed Buono!'s last live
and we all did the "Buono! at home" project.

Moreover, I've appeared on "THE FIRST TAKE" channel with Masayuki Suzuki 照れ

Until now, I've learned a lot about the YouTube world because I was watching a lot of videos
But now I've also gained many experience

I'm glad this YouTube helped people to get to know about "Airi Suzuki"
and love my past as °C-ute and Buono!.

Even though this alone made me really happy

As I wrote earlier,
My encounter with Masayuki Suzuki 
And the anime Kaguya-sama
Really made my whole year sparkle even more.

I've already talked about this in my live book 
That some of you received the last few days,
And I've also talked about my feelings for the cancellation of the Yokohama Arena live in my blog before,
So I'll try to keep it short, but...

For real, if I had to draw my emotions,
There'd all be interesting drawings,
Because I've felt so many various things every single day.

I'm full of gratitude for being able to have had opportunities to challenge things 
In many environments I didn't know yet.

Also
I'm grateful to who I was 3 years ago.
It was 2017... °C-ute's disband, Buono!'s last live, college graduation, and my inner conflicts about my solo activities.

I've always kept the "3 years rule"* deep in my heart,
And thanked the past me for who I am now.
Maybe this year helped me to sow seeds for the future me.

(*t/n : "Your environment now is what makes the person you'll be in 3 years. If I'm satisfied with who I am now, it's all thanks to who I was 3 years ago. And if I'm struggling, it's because I didn't work hard enough 3 years ago. So, even if there's something bad happening now, it's all the result of 3 years ago, and nothing will change by worrying now.)


I keep going forward every single day,

I know there's also need to stop,

But as I can't help but move forward,

I'd like to do it while being true to myself,

And be in a state where I can gear up any time.


Opportunities come suddenly,
So I don't want to miss the chances I get

And don't want to waste them.


I'm a 26 years old

Still thinking about such things 照れ



About my music activities,

I had my acoustic lives

And my main tour was "Heart to Heart".


Throughout the year

I conveyed my feelings through

Other artists' words.

(t/n : Airi mostly performed covers this year)


This experience made me discover new feelings, and made me realize once again how much I love singing. 

I feel that music has helped me a lot this year.


But I'd like to sing more of my own songs next year 照れ

I only did sang and danced to my own songs at fashion shows this year 口笛

I want to go wild with you all soon!!lol


Fufufu.


For my work as a model also

It was a year of change.


I appeared in more beauty magazines

but also launched my brand iDIMPLE.


I fought with complexes until now,

And all these new works were kinda linked to all I've researched about these topics.


A heart that continues to believe.

If I don't believe in myself,

Who will do it for me, right ?!!ニヤリ


I won't stop believing.


With that in mind, I want to continue moving forward in 2021.おねがい


Besides this,

There was the frustrating baseball opening ceremony,

"Golf Digest", in which I appeared with my father for the first time,

My MC work for NHK's Classic TV,

The program I've started on an application, BUZZ LAB.,

My first contact lenses with Candy Magic,

My evergoing collaborations with the brand Samantha,

My appearance in the magazine "Kids Tokei" where I've been interviewed by kids,

My model work in a wedding dress for the magazine "Zexy"


、、、And so on.


Looking back at it

Everything happened so fast

But it was such a fulfilling year 

I couldn't even imagine ニヤリ


There are many stuffs I've had the recordings or the shootings for,

I've did a lot of things to prepare for future releases in 2021, so please wait for a bit!!!


Even if I have to work a lot,

as it was a year where I've been surrounded by people's warmth,

I was very happy.


I've been receiving many messages 

related to my solo feature in Ray magazine,

You've also wished my birthday on Instagram 爆笑

I've tried to do lives every day for the golden week, too おねがい


I always think I'm grateful,

But I'm truly grateful for all of you.

Truly, sincerely. 


All the things I thought were natural,

I realized I shouldn't take them for granted,


You were already very important to me

But this year made me realize

How much you've been supporting me mentally too.



So,

I want to give smile to

Every single person who's involved with me,

And I want to deliver courage. 


Nobody knows what kind of world it'll be in 2021,

But I hope that the days when you can laugh from the bottom of your heart will continue.


Also,

I really want to meet you all!!



Thank you for 2020照れ


I've wrote and erased many things

And now we're in 2021 笑い泣き



Still, let me set the blog update on December 31 笑い泣き笑い泣き笑い泣き



I'm counting on your support in 2021 as well!おねがい



I love you, Airimania!!!!




2020.12.31 Airi Suzuki


https://ameblo.jp/airisuzuki-officialblog/entry-12647444487.html

Dec 29, 2020

(Translation) Airi Suzuki - Airing the Bell 2020 LIVE BOOK - Part 2 - Airi's live history

Airi's LIVE HISTORY

Looking back on the live performances since my solo debut

Do me a favor / PARALLEL DATE / Escape / No Live, No Life?

Suzuki Airi 1st live ~Do me a favor @ COTTON CLUB~  (26.03.2018)

My first solo live before my debut, so it was like "Episode 0". Also the first full live I performed since °C-ute's disband. I think I was the most stressed I've ever been (laughs) They were lives separated between dance-focused and band-focused ones, and the ones at Cotton Club were the dance ones. I was excited of course, but I also had many pressure to make the fans who came to see me - who didn't know most of the songs I'll perform, have a great time. I did everything I could. This live hasn't been released on DVD so there aren't many videos from it, it feels like an illusion to me (laughs)

My first live was at Cotton Club~♪

I'll never forget the fans looking like they were thinking "What am I supposed to do ?" (laughs)


Suzuki Airi 1st live ~Do me a favor @ Zepp Tokyo ~ (09.04.2018)

This live at Zepp Tokyo was also before my debut and was focused on the band tracks. On the dance-focused lives, they were many genres different from what I did as an Idol until now, but the band track were pretty close to what I did, that's maybe why I have a strong impression that it ended happily (laughs) I really did my best at performing "No Live, No Life" ! The year of my solo debut was pretty fast so more than making me change my feelings, it's a year that made me gain a lot of experience. I also remember that as my birthday was close, I received a cake and could celebrate it with fans during the live ♡ 

I've never touched my guitar since then ← (what ?)


I got goose bumps when you guys sang "No Live, No Life" along with me! 

Suzuki Airi 1st live ~Do me a favor @ Nippon Budokan~ (09.07.2018)

I did my solo debut with my album release on June 6 and the biggest celebrations were with this solo live at Nippon Budokan. It felt really weird to me to be standing on the stage of Nippon Budokan alone. At that time, I wanted to introduce the songs of my debut album but didn't want to always separate them into dance - band - dance - band tracks, and tried to do a varied setlist based on the cameleon concept. I wore so many outfits, honestly I was constantly in a hurry like a storm (laughs) But after that I realized "I can do it alone...". 


Did you know my bangs there were in fact, a wig ? (laughs)



 Suzuki Airi LIVE TOUR 2018 “PARALLEL DATE” (03.11.2018)

This tour was created around a plot. It was my first time doing such a thing. I got the idea from the song "Parallel Date", which is also the title of the tour. I thought it should be great that the live felt like fans were having a date with me. I was really happy when I saw fans' comments after the live saying "I had a date with Airi !", because it shows that they understood what I wanted to express. We had so many ideas for this and it's a live that made me realize that I wasn't alone.


I was asked so many times to sell this grey sweater !


Suzuki Airi Hall Tour 2019 "Escape"

'Escape" is the result of my thoughts to create a live similar to a movie or a musical. The story's about a wanted individual trying to hide at night. Also, the cover I did of "Betsu no hito no kanojo ni natta yo" really made me change my feelings about entering and transmit the worldview of a song. I understood that entertaining lives were fun but they were lacking of something else. I wanted more than that. 


Suzuki Airi LIVE PARTY No Live, No Life? (21.12.2019)

In response to this, my team told me "What about focusing on singing only ?". A live without dancing, without story, just me singing. Apart from the details that I absolutely wanted, I really trusted my team. Even during the live, until now I had a lot of support from the band, but this time it was me who drove and guided them. During the final in Nagoya when I sang "IDENTITY", it was the real me without filter, like, I stood on stage without artifice. I love singing to the point it makes my heart tremble, and this Airi was the real me.

ABOUT Airing the Bell
Interview made in March, just before the Yokohama Arena live !

Q. "I ring the bell" ? What is the theme of this particular live ?
Airi : The title of this live comes from the lyrics of my song "IDENTITY". It's a pun with my name "Airi" and I want to convey that feeling of "This is what I am now". I want to make it a live which will makes rings the bell of everyone's hearts. The me I am now wants to move people's hearts with her singing. There's also a band and choreographies, but it's set up without a story. It's a live where you can simply enjoy music. I can't wait to do it !!!

Q. I see. Is there any detail you were particular about ?
Airi : The music ! I didn't know a lot of details about this until now so I never really could tell my opinion on it, but thanks to what I've experienced thanks to the "No Live, No Life" tour but also my acoustic lives, I understood which type of music I liked. I could give some ideas about the lenght of the intros, the arrangements, what I wanted to try... I think it'll really show during this live !

Q. Did you also produce the staging and outfits yourself ?
Airi : Yes. Of course there are many parts I'm trusting the staff on, but I've participated in all the meetings. It was also my first time participating in the meetings about the music on stage.

Q. What is the "Airi Suzuki" you want to show during this live ?
Airi : Like the title conveys, who I am now. During my solo debut, I really relayed on my experiences with °C-ute but after my "Escape" tour, many fans told me "I'm happy you are thinking of fans, but you can be yourself, you know. I'll follow you anyway", which I didn't expect. Until now, 80% of my artist image was like my Idol one, but this time, I want to trust myself like fans do. I'm really grateful to them. 

Q. You also changed your style for the official goods.
Airi : That's right. This time I created goods I wanted to do, while listening to everyone's opinions. This live book is also a new type of goods ♡ I also participated in the creation of the goods. It takes a lot of energy and sometimes the outcome isn't like I always wanted, but it feels like I'm moving forward step by step. Like a brand new world's still awaiting for me.

Q. I'll change topic but do you have a routine before your lives ?
Airi : I try to sleep as much as I can the day before. Sleep is what has the most impact on my voice so I try to get at least 8 hours. I can't reach notes when I don't sleep. Also I eat tonkatsu before the live. I also rehearse alone before sleeping, to get in the mood. I trust in the fact anxiety will be removed by the night before and then the brain will handle it while sleeping. And the day of my lives, I don't have any particular routine, I just gargle (laughs) 

Q. Is there anything you're always doing ?
Airi : Before the performance, we get in a circle and chant "Wai wai wai, fuuuu !" ♡ Also I ask to have natto and eggs. Since my °C-ute days, I enjoy eating rice bowls with natto and eggs, so there are always some in the catering. That's my grab-and-go breakfast.

Q. You're known for talking a lot during your MCs, are you always improvising ?
Airi : Yes ! (laughs) But I'll never talk anymore like I did on the "No Live, No Life?" Nagoya performance. I think I sounded like a completely different person (laughs) Even though my staff members told me "Suzuki, you can do a live with just music", after the first performance in Tokyo they were like "Yeah, nevermind". Actually, my grandpa passed away before the Nagoya performance (t/n held on December 25, 2019). It made me think that I don't know when I'll lose the people I cherish, that living through music isn't forever and that I don't know how many more times I'll be able to meet my loved ones, including my fans. That's why I was on the verge of crying during "IDENTITY" during this live. Well, anyway, I never know how excited I'll be to talk during my next live (laughs) 

Q. Last question, do you have a message for fans, who are looking forward to this live, so they can get even more excited about it ?
Airi : In contrary to the "No Live, No Life ?" tour where I guided everyone, this time I wanted to create a free and cohesive live where everyone could participate or clap their hands as they wish. There are various type of fans who come to see me, some who got their heart broken, some who feel down, but I want them to forget about their daily life and enjoy themselves during the live. I want to make it a live where people can feel the power of music, so please everyone, look forward to it !

(Translation) Airi Suzuki - Airing the Bell 2020 LIVE BOOK - Part 1 - Introduction

t/n This book should've been sold during Airi Suzuki's solo performance at Yokohama Arena, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. Still, Airi chose to release the goods and also updated this book with her current feelings.


To Airimania ☺︎

So many things happened in 2020.
This is a book I've worked on, preparing my solo live at Yokohama Arena. I kept everything I felt towards this live as it was, but it has also been updated on some parts !!
Receive it well ♡

Airi

I don't want to waste everything I've felt. 
May my feelings reach you all !!!