Ah (song)

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"Ah"
Superfly Ah.jpg
Single by Superfly
from the album Mind Travel
ReleasedJune 29, 2011 (2011-06-29)
Recorded2011
GenreJ-pop
Length3:32 (Single version)
3:33 (Album version)
LabelWarner Music Group
Songwriter(s)Shiho Ochi, Kōichi Tabo
Superfly singles chronology
"Rollin' Days"
(2011)
"Ah"
(2011)
"Ai o Kurae"
(2011)
Music video
"あぁ" at YouTube
Music video
"Ah" at YouTube

"Ah" is a song by Japanese J-pop and rock band Superfly. "Ah" was initially released as the final track on their third studio album Mind Travel. On June 14, 2011, before the release of the album, Superfly released a statement that "Ah" would be released as the album's 4th single and as the band's 13th single overall. This version, titled in Japanese as "あぁ" (Aa), would feature lyrics, instead of the album version's a cappella chanting, and would be sold as a one-track single. The label wanted to release the version with lyrics as part of Mind Travel, but Shiho Ochi decided that the version without lyrics would be on the album but they would release the lyric version at a later date.[1] Regarding the song, Ochi stated that the album version of the song is meant to show that one does not need words to convey emotions to others. In addition, a short film consisting of a total solar eclipse that uses "Ah" as its soundtrack will be shown at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2011 on June 16, 2011.[2] The "Aa" version peaked at number 9 on the Oricon Weekly Charts.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No.TitleLyricsMusicArranger(s)Length
1."Ah" (あぁ Aa)Shiho OchiKoichi TaboKoichi Tsutaya3:32

Personnel[edit]

Personnel details were sourced from the liner notes booklet of Mind Travel.[3]

  • Aico – background vocal
  • Mika Arisaka – background vocal
  • Can'no – background vocal
  • Luz Fonte – background vocal
  • Binkoh Izawa – background vocal
  • Jon Kasagi – background vocal
  • Junear – background vocal
  • Frances Maya – background vocal
  • Miku Nakamura – background vocal
  • Shiho Ochi – lead and background vocal
  • Haruko Ōhinata – background vocal
  • Rung Hyang – background vocal
  • San (Chagra) – background vocal
  • Tama (Chagra) – background vocal
  • Hiroko Satoh – background vocal
  • Masayuki Shioda – background vocal
  • Kaori Sawada – background vocal
  • Kenichi Takemoto – background vocal
  • Maiko Takeshita – background vocal
  • Mayuka Tanaka – background vocal
  • Yukiko Tanaka – background vocal
  • Kōichi Tsutaya – piano, programming
  • Yūho Yoshioka – background vocal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superfly : Superfly、歌詞あり「Ah」の「あぁ」、1曲入りシングルとしてリリース / BARKS ニュース". 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  2. ^ "ナタリー - Superfly、入魂アカペラ「Ah」の歌詞付き「あぁ」をCD化". 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2011-06-14.
  3. ^ Mind Travel (Media notes) (in Japanese). Superfly. Tokyo, Japan: Victor Music Japan. 2011.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

External links[edit]

  • "Ah" at Superfly-Web.com