Tone of Everyday






 

 

Tone of Everyday (SOUR – 日々の音色)

‘Hibi No Neiro (Tone of Everyday)’ is a song by an indie band called Sour made up of three Japanese artists. It was number one on the YouTube Video Awards in the category of music, which was held by YouTube of Japan in 2009.

Back then, this indie band, SOUR, released a regular mini album. However, it became difficult to produce music videos due to their budget. So instead, they collected webcam video clips from their fans through You Tube and edited them to complete the music video in just over three months.

The process of making the music video and its outcome successfully present the most fundamental concept that YouTube has to offer, that is, ‘communication.’ SOUR sent the their video clips to 84 fans who joined the project through the internet and combined them into one video. As a result, a music video has been created that shows both creative ideas and warmth. 

 

 

Hibi No Neiro (Tone of Everyday) Lyrics

The heart softly projecting on the mirrored puddles’ surface

Is your tone, one that escaped from the maze of the daily grind

 

The look of houses and stores on the street

Add color to the sound of spring’s footsteps

The melody that flows out, “le lu la li”

Only comes through rose-tinted glasses

 

Reggae, dub, hip-hop, techno, Latin

On the wave of value’s flood

Jazz, rock, pop, category no more

Just what is the important thing here anyway?

 

The surroundings overhead revolve faster than the seasons

Is that, or this, or what color of melody?

Even when you’re confused

 

Reggae, dub, hip-hop, techno, Latin

On the wave of value’s flood

Jazz, rock, pop, category no more

What are you thinking now?

 

If you take all the differences together

A bright and rainbow-colored sky shines out

 

The heart softly projecting on the mirrored puddles’ surface

Is your tone, one that escaped from the maze of the daily grind

 

If you can’t see whichever color,

It’s because of the sensation of clarity

Don’t sweat that sort of thing

Let’s just keep going this way

 

If you take all the differences together

A bright and rainbow-colored sky grants us its rain

 

Without a doubt, the heart softly projecting on the mirrored puddles’ surface

Is your tone, one that escaped from the maze of the daily grind

 

If you can’t see whichever color,

It’s because of the sensation of clarity

Your tone is shining in rainbow colors

 

It’s the tone that you play that escapes from the maze of the daily grind