Updated date:

A Review and Analysis of the 58th Single of Japanese Pop Music Group Morning Musume

Ara is a Journalism graduate from California State University Northridge who is always looking to explore his writing opportunities.

The Cover for the 58th Single Released by Morning Musume


Introduction to the 58th Single of Morning Musume

Japanese girl group Morning Musume 17 (that’s the name of the group at the first draft of this article) announced that they would be releasing their first single in six months at the time called Seishun Kozo ga Naiteru / Yugure wa Amegari / Ima Koko Kara on April 15, 2015. This was the group’s 58th single and because this title is so long, here is the English wording of this triple single. The first song is called The Young Crying Boy. The second song is called Twilight After the Rain. And the third song is called From Here and Now. For the purposes of this article though, we will write about this triple set of songs referring to the group as Morning Musume.

Initially when writing and analyzing this 3 song single, there was a section about how the single came into fruition but for now, let us just focus on what these three songs are about and give readers a few interesting facts about the 58th single.

"The Sunset After the Rain"

About the Third Song From Here and Now and a Special Contribution

The third song called Ima Koko Kara or From Here and Now was used as the ending theme for the anime called Pretty Cure All Stars: Spring Carnival. However, because Kanon Suzuki who had been trying to recover from an ankle fracture had to be replaced temporarily, Juice=Juice member Karin Miyamoto took her place for the first and second singles mentioned above.

About the song An Adolescent Boy Is Crying

Depending on the translation for the first song, it is also called “An Adolescent Boy is Crying.” The song is about a young boy that is struggling at romance while he has a crush on someone. The song has a sort of electronic influence to it as the members are seen in the video dancing or running at a subway station.

About the Song The Sunset After the Rain

“The Sunset After the Rain” shows the Morning Musume girls dancing around a tree that has lost its leaves or the leaves are changing color. The song is about someone that takes a journey to a new city in order to live a new life. She is on a long journey even though there are tears in her eyes. Her new lifestyle is sometimes lonesome and heartbreaking but she considers herself a winner for having made this move and changed her lifestyle.

Right Here, Right Now

About the Third Song Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now starts with a nice, soft piano part as the song’s message is that even normal girls can make a difference in this world. That difference can be made through the power of the heart. Even if everything is like a flower bud it is the blooming of the flower that makes life blossom. The girl described in the song does her best when she is in pain. The song also says that prayers are very powerful and that it is up to us to create our destiny and the future through the power of now, the power of the present moment.

A Few Interesting Facts About Morning Musume’s 58th Single

  • It is the first Morning Musume single to not have participation by a 6th generation member since 2003.
  • This is the first single to have a 13 member lineup since the song Do It! Now in 2002.

© 2019 Ara Vahanian