Jun 10, 2021

lyrics : Airi Suzuki - Be Brave

Romaji Translation
Kidukeba "watashi nanka" tte kuchiguse ni shite
Enryogachi wo enjite bakari
Nee Hoshii mono tte honto ha zutto
Mieteiru deshou ?
Iiwake no kasanegi nuide gotta chance

Suki datte kimochi kakushite KO
Sonnande kimi no shourai ha OK ?
Aa, wagamamana tte
Dare no tame chuucho shiteru no

Kitto soudaina sutoorii janakutatte
Kimi dake ga hiroin
Dame datte iikara
Nokoshite okitai be brave
Motto koudaina sekai datte toberunda
Hane nanka iranai
You can believe Shinjihajimeta hi kara
Nani mo kamo ga shine

Jibun no kagayaki Me wo sorashite
Teokure ni naru Mirai wo mottenaide

Kitto soudaina sutoorii janakutatte
Kimi dake ga hiroin
Dame datte iikara
Nokoshite okitai be brave
Motto koudaina sekai datte toberunda
Hane nanka iranai
You can believe Shinjihajimeta hi kara
Nani mo kamo ga shine
Finding yourself repeating "I don't care"
Always acting reserved
Hey, in fact, the thing you want
You've always seen it, right ?
Take off your layers of excuses, gotta chance

Hiding your love, KO
Are you OK with such a future ?
Telling yourself "Ah, I'm so selfish"
For who are you hesitating for ?

It may not become an epic story
You're the only heroin
It's okay if it doesn't go your way
Keep it up, be brave
You can fly to an even wider world
You don't even need wings
You can believe From the day you start believing
Everything shines

Don't look away from your own brilliance
It'll be too late, don't wait for the future

It may not become an epic story
You're the only heroin
It's okay if it doesn't go your way
Keep it up, be brave
You can fly to an even wider world
You don't even need wings
You can believe From the day you start believing
Everything shines

Jun 3, 2021

(TRANSLATION) Airi Suzuki - "No matter what people say, I think it's a good thing to know yourself the best." (June 2021)

Airi Suzuki has been interviewed by Real Sound for her appearance in AbemaTV's drama "Black Cinderella". There are many questions she was already asked in previous interviews that I've skipped, and I kept the most interesting ones.

Link to the original article
文・取材=Nana Numoto、写真=池村隆司

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Q. Your character Rui has experienced painful feelings in the past. Incidentally, in your career so far, have you ever accomplished something great and then suffered the repercussions in the same way?

Airi : I've been in this industry since I was in the second grade of elementary school, and at first I entered the entertainment world because I just loved to sing. But there are good things about doing what you love as a career, and there are also times when it is hard to be appreciated by others. There were many times when I wanted to quit, scared to come to hate singing even though I loved that deeply. It was hard, but I overcame it. Rather than feeling "I hate everything", I think Rui's character got tired of continuing to shine. I think it's very difficult to keep shining since high school. Although my environment is different from  hers, I understand that kind of unique pain. Also I felt in resonance with her as I know how it is to be positive when you've experienced negative experiences.

Q. The positivity that comes from overcoming challenges is a little different from just being a cheerful person, isn't it?

Airi : We talked about it when we were reading the script. There is a difference in the sense of positivity between people who are completely positive and those who have experienced negativity once. I was very happy to have this role because it was something that I had also felt. It became a place where I could act as myself.

Q: In "Black Cinderella", there is a message about appearances. In your career as an idol, you probably couldn't separate yourself from dealing with your appearance.

Airi : I was a member of Hello! Project, and there was a rule that children in junior high school and older had to do their own makeup. After I was in high school, I started to be able to express "this is how I want to be" in music videos and other productions. When I changed my make-up, some fans would say, "You've become really cute lately," and I could see their reactions. On the other hand, when I changed my hairstyle, some people would say, "I liked it better before". I did worry about that, but I think it's not a bad thing. Being able to listen to the opinions of people who are looking at you objectively is a good thing, so I am personally grateful for that.

But there are members who worry too much about it, and I think they need to find some balance. Recently, I've finally gotten used to the way my face looks when it's made up by someone other than myself in beauty and fashion magazines. When I was an idol, I used to self-produce myself. At first, I was afraid of what people would say about me, so it was hard to change, but now I'm finally able to admit that I'm doing what I want to do because I think it's healthy for me to evolve and be myself. It's so difficult to face these things at such a young age, but I've finally been able to find the keys. The battle against your complexes comes with age, but I believe that makeup and fashion can help you in a good way. I think the healthiest and happiest way to live is to look the way you feel is right for you. No matter what people say, I think it's a good thing to know yourself the best.





Apr 24, 2021

lyrics : Airi Suzuki feat. Blue Vintage - Apple Pie



Romaji Translation
Nitemonai tsukanu futari
Soko ga mata ii no kamo
Kimagure bakka de gomenne…
Dakedo nanka kokochi ii

Kimi no iken wa zetsutaiteki de
Nyuuton no ringo no you
Sakarawanai tte ka ari no mama no kimi ga suki de
Boku wa sou shiteru

Uh Anata no yasashisa ni tsui amaete bakari na no
Atsuatsu no haato wo gyutto tsukandeite ne

Nandakanda itte mo kimi to iru kono toki ga shiawase nanda
Suimo amai mo tsutsumu yo
Aa, appuru pai no you ni

uh uh uh…

Aisu mo tamani soete Toki ni wa chigau Flavor
Akisasenai you na kufuu wo shite kimi ni todoke you

Mochitsu motaretsutsuna futari mo
Kono ougonhi wa bokura wo
Tsukuru pai Anata to itai
Zetsumyouna kyorikan de itsu made mo hanikan de
Tawai mo nai hibi wo arukou yo

uh Anata no sono ude ni dakishimerarete nemuru no
Kono mama no watashi wo zutto tsukandeite ne

Nandakanda itte mo kimi to iru kono toki ga shiawase nanda
Suimo amai mo tsutsumu yo
Aa, appuru pai no you ni
uh uh uh…
Two people completely different from each other
That's maybe what's so good about it
I'm sorry for being so selfish…
But I feel kind of comfortable

Your opinion's absolute
Like Newton's apple
I won't go against you, I love you as you are
That's how I am

Uh I always end up getting spoiled by your kindness
Please grab my hot heart tightly

After all, I'm just happy when I'm with you
It has both the sweet and sour
Ah, like an apple pie

uh uh uh…

Sometimes with ice cream, sometimes with a different flavor
I'll try some arrangements so you won't ever get bored

The two of us holding each other
This golden ratio is
the pie we make ; I want to be with you
With an exquisite sense of distance, while smiling,
Let's walk through trivial days

uh I'll sleep being hugged by your arms
Hold on to me like this forever, please

After all, I'm just happy when I'm with you
It has both the sweet and sour
Ah, like an apple pie
uh uh uh…

Apr 13, 2021

translation : Airi Suzuki "I was scared to death after °C-ute's disband" (GirlsWalker)

TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION's official media "girlswalker" is having a web feature called "TGC model's BIRTHDAY" in which they introduces the background of TGC models. On April 12, 2021, they shared an article about Airi Suzuki, asking her many questions about herself and her background. It doesn't contain any new pictures, but it's interesting and I hope you'll enjoy it.


FAMILY AND CHILDHOOD

Q. Where were you born and where did you grow up ?
I was born in Gifu prefecture, but raised in Chiba.

Q. What kind of child were  you ?
I was a child who sang a lot from an early age. My father is a professional golfer, so when he went to watch a game, I would hold a microphone in the middle of the club and say, "Everyone, please enjoy Ai-chan's live !" before holding some kind of live performance. 
My mother said that when she was busy with my little brother, I often told her "You can just cook me rice with natto !". Did I understood that rice and natto were easy to do as a child ? (see "letter from mom") By the way, I still like natto so much that I eat it every day.

Q. Could you tell us about any unusual incidents or a fun episode from your chilhood ?
When we were living in Gifu, there was a time I switched on the fire alarm of the whole building. I don't know if that was because I was attracted by switches, but anyway I couldn't stop myself from pushing buttons as soon as I saw one. I took the small chair of the living room to climb up to switch the alarm. My mother told me that when she found me, I showed her a very large smile. (see "Airi Suzuki's 18 years old history").

Q. Please tell us about your family structure and some memories from childhood.
We're 4 - father, mother, my little brother and me. In the past, we used to travel to the Tohoku region or Sapporo. I love cold places, so it was a lot of fun. We haven't been able to go on a family trip in a while, so I'd like to go when the situation has calmed down.

Apr 11, 2021

setlist : Suzuki Airi Birthday Event 2021 Dai yon-kai AiriMania-kai

 1. Early Bird (Buono!)
2. Otome Pasta ni Kandou (Tanpopo)
MC
3. Apple Pie (Guest : Blue Vintage)
4. Kimi no Sukina hito (A cappella ver.)
MC
5. #DMAF
MC
6. Campus Life~Umaretekite yokatta~ (°C-ute)