ARASHI - Find The Answer
CD + DVD
Find The Answer is ARASHI's 54th single & it was released last month on 21st Feb .
This's ARASHI's 1st single release of 2018 & Find The Answer was used to promote the 2nd season of 99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengoshi- starring member Matsumoto Jun .
Daylight which's the 2nd A-side of the group's 49th single I seek / Daylight was used to promote the 1st season of 99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengoshi- .
Find The Answer is described as powerful in its simplicity with an upbeat tempo that looks forward to the future with exhilaration .
An uptempo number that combines power & an exhilarating feeling with the inclusion of the enveloping tenderness of Daylight , there's also an overlap in Find The Answer with the drama's characters who even in the face of the most difficult cases , push forward in belief of a 0.1% possibility .
4 B-sides in total are included in Find The Answer . 3 B-sides are found in the CD only version of the single ie.
- Bounce Beat
- Shiro ga Mau
Shiro ga Mau was used as NTV's theme song to promote the 2018 Winter Olympics that took take place in Pyeongchang , South Korea which member Sakurai Sho covered the event for NTV as a special newscaster .
This song is described as a powerful no. yet it's filled with tenderness to inspire courage for the athletes who continue to step up to challenges as they compete in this spectacular event held once every 4 years .
Shiro ga Mau is said to inspire courage within the athletes , as well as those who continue to challenge themselves on the big stage .
Machikado no Koibito Tachi is only available in the CD + DVD of Find The Answer .
Matsumoto Jun is back as an eccentric criminal defence lawyer in the 2nd season of 99.9 -Keiji Senmon Bengoshi- . As with the previous season , ARASHI provides the drama's theme song Find The Answer . The positive & refreshing song interweaves piano + strings with an uptempo melody .
Before hearing Find The Answer , I thought it was going to sound like Daylight part 2 which I was proven wrong the moment I 1st heard it .
Compared with both songs together , Find The Answer is a lot more uplifting sounding unlike Daylight where it has a slight sad undertone .
Also for once , the accompanied music video elevates Find The Answer to a certain level as I feel it's annoying that most of the time , their TV performances are always a lot more better & entertaining .
On the other hand this time round for some odd reason , the only B-side I generally like is Shiro ga Mau . Not that the other B-sides are terrible but they sound like something which they could have been in their past albums , like for Bounce Beat , I can see it being included in ARASHI's 13th album THE DIGITALIAN .
That said , I'm very sure Find The Answer wouldn't be the last music release of ARASHI in 2018 & I wouldn't be surprised if another single follows real soon after that .