Music Monday|ONE OK ROCK — Wasted Nights

Music Monday|ONE OK ROCK — Wasted Nights

BAYOG FAAAAAM!~~ I got another one of our final summer Music Monday posts for you!~ This post is on ONE OK ROCK, and the track I’m sharing today is “Wasted Nights”! So y’all know that I [love] ONE OK ROCK. They’re basically my favorite Japanese band. I was super blessed to [see them live] last year with my friends, including BAYOG’s very own Loha!~ Anyway, I thought “Wasted Nights” was another perfect song to close summer with!~

I won’t be going into detail for the artist background since I legit have a full post on them [here]. ONE OK ROCK is a popular and talented J-Rock band. They’re pretty known for using mostly English lyrics in their music. The current line up is: Taka (Vocalist), Toru (Guitarist/Bandleader), Ryota (Bassist), and Tomoya (Drummer). Before being a part of the band, Take was briefly a part of the J-Pop boyband NEWS. They’re known for performing the theme songs for the Rurouni Kenshin live action films: [The Beginning], [Mighty Long Fall], [Heartache]. If you’re a RADWIMPS (the band that did the Your Name OST) fan, you’ve probably seen their collabs as well. I think they’re one of the most popular and well known J-Rock bands outside of Japan and Asia too. Taka, the vocalist of the band, is basically friends with everyone and has done alot of collabs. He’s really close friends with Hongki from FT Island. ONE OK ROCK has also worked/performed with internationally known artists (be it as a group or with just Taka): Avril Lavigne (Ryota is married to her sister), Mike Shinoda and Linkin Park, Simple Plan, 5 Seconds of Summer, Ed Sheeran, Machine Gun Kelly, Sum41, Against the Current, etc.

ARTIST: ONE OK ROCK
ALBUM: Eye of the Storm
RELEASE: 2019
GENRE: J-Rock, Rock, Pop Rock, Electronic Rock
LANGUAGE: Japanese/English

Again, this post’s track is “Wasted Nights”. It was released as a part of OOR’s Eye of the Storm album. Eye of the Storm is the third album from OOR to have both a Japanese and International version release. It was their 9th Japanese studio album, and their third US studio album. Again, the versions differ mostly in that the international version is completely in English. However, there are some slight differences on the track list as well. The Japanese version included “Can’t Wait”, which was omitted from the US international version. The International version included “Unforgettable”, which was omitted from the Japanese version. “Wasted Nights” is basically about just living in and enjoying the moment. Think about tomorrow when the sun comes up. Don’t be afraid. Just go for it, do all that you want, and don’t let your night go to waste.

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You can find the English/International version of the Eye of the Storm album on Spotify, here:


Japanese Version
English Version

Again, there’s a Japanese and an English version of the track. They each have their own video. Although, it’s basically the same video. It’s just different tracks is all. The video just basically follows kids enjoying their night and having a blast together. It cuts back and forth to the band performing as they’re standing in water, and as it starts to rain. The song and the video honestly brings up some good memories for me. It really does remind me of the fun nights I’ve had with friends in the past.

I honestly loved this song when I first heard it. It’s basically a song about enjoying the moment to not have any regrets. Life is short, we don’t know what tomorrow brings. Sure, we can worry about what the future holds. However, that shouldn’t mean that we can’t enjoy living in the moment, or making the best memories that we can make. We shouldn’t let fear hold us back and lead us to wasting our present. That’s what it means to truly live.

Don’t be afraid to dive
Be afraid that you didn’t try
These moments remind us why
We’re here, we’re so alive

Let’s live like we’re immortal
Live just for tonight
We’ll think about tomorrow, yeah
When the sun comes up
Cause by this time tomorrow
We’ll be talking ’bout tonight
Keep doing what we want, we want, we want
No more wasted nights

ONE OK ROCK|WASTED NIGHTS
Acoustic version from their Studio Jam Session

Just during the moment
There is no need to stop feeling
If we lose something
We’ll get something again

Don’t be afraid to dive
It’s more scary without doing anything
These moments remind us why
The meaning of living here

ONE OK ROCK|WASTED NIGHTS (Japanese version)|Translation: [kōhī]

I was super lucky to finally be able to [see them perform live for their Eye of the Storm North America tour last year]. One of the best parts was that I got to enjoy it with my dear friends, including BAYOG’s very own Loha. It was an amazing show, and definitely fit the song. I was glad I tried to go, and it most definitely was not a wasted night. Like I said, I feel like this is a befitting song for the end of summer. I hope you’re all enjoying the moment. Life is full of uncertainties, which we’re all aware of thanks to crazy shit like the pandemic. The worst thing is to have regrets. Do all that you can and enjoy the moment. Make those memories with your friends. Treasure them. You’ll look back on them fondly in the future. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. I hope you have no wasted nights. Stay safe, and have a wonderful day BAYOG Fam!~

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