We are so excited to announce that the four members of fhána, one of the hottest J-pop bands, answered the questions posted by their fans here at Honey’s Anime.
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Read below what Sato, yuxuki, kevin and towana have to say about their creative process, performing live, band dynamics and of course about their favorite anime series and upcoming projects.
ABOUT MUSIC INSPIRATION and CREATION
I'm sure it's really appreciated by all of us ! (❁´▽`❁)*✲
σ(≧ε≦σ) ♡ from Canada
When I’m trying to be inspired, I try to find it through ordinary life, paying more attention to everything that happens around me. I give myself opportunities to think about songs I’ll make in the future. By letting myself think about the songs very often, I think that my personal memories and the fragments will cause a chemical reaction, solidifying the idea of a song.
This doesn’t only apply to music, but making something is mostly about the concept, or the theme. Finding the concept takes a huge amount of time, and once the concept of a song is found, half of it’s done.
This is why creating a song for an anime was easier than others. The theme of the song is there for me to work on, which makes life easier. People say “Limitation is the mother of innovation” and I think this is spot on.
In the case of original songs for an album, it is really hard to decide the melody of the song, and takes a lot of time. If I compose a melody by how I feel in that moment, I won’t be able to control the song, so for any song, I create a theme, and I compose based on that theme. Once I’ve got into the song, and the idea for the theme is complete, then I solidify all the ideas into a song"
Ryo-Ohki from USA
Eris from USA
First of all, creators need their own technique of coming up with ideas for composing, such as patterns. This will become their format, which will basically become the creator’s base. Once the creator has their own way of doing things, now they can try and stick to it, and maybe sometimes destroy the format, or modify it to some extent to make the compositions more challenging and interesting.
I suppose considering that I’m always not happy about what I make, I’m always facing a creative block. I often find the music that I composed unsatisfying, but after about a month, my opinion changes.
If I’m to create something as a hobby, or if I don’t have a time limit to think, I would probably think for a very long time. As time goes by, lots of bits and pieces will eventually combine to create a piece I will be proud of.
When you face a creative block and stop composing and playing music, you have to find a way to refresh, there is this phenomenon when you tend to get out of the creative block because the brain sorts all the information, refresh itself, so that all the fragments that has been left around will combine smoothly.
Unfortunately, we can’t spend much time on each creative block, so this is again where the format comes in to help us. I spend lots of time thinking up with the fragments, and combine them to make the song”
Santiago from Argentina
Ian Williams from USA
ABOUT THE BAND DYNAMICS
NualphaJPN from Canada
especially when there are differences in opinions and ideas.
How do you guys settle how the song it’s going to be?
Do you guys vote or what?
Ingo from Malaysia
ABOUT LIVE SHOWS and WHILE PERFORMING
This is a great opportunity to ask what I've always wanted to ask. Thanks!
Guzniva from USA
Thank you for giving us a great opportunity to ask questions to fhána!
fhána is my favorite band and I really love their songs♡
Kana from USA