Artist: Sota Fujimori
Composition/Arrangement: Sota Fujimori
Genre: DREAM TRANCE
Movie: Taiyo Yamamoto
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS
Other Music Game Appearances:
Ooh I wanna take you Up here where the air is clear Where clouds & sunlight paint the sky That is where I want to fly Ooh let me take you Beyond everything that we know Up here it's beautiful Leave behind every sorrow Fly away And we'll be flying in heaven We'll float through the sky And we'll be flying in heaven Love lifts us high And we are flying to heaven To find peace of mind And we are flying to heaven We're leaving the world behind If you ever wanna dream Come & I'll take you with me The sky, it has no boundaries When love gives you wings Away, far above the crystal clouds Soaring tumbling through midair We'll see the troubles melt away We'll always want to be there In heaven.
Song Connections / Remixes
- Parts of Fly Above, particularly at the end of the song, are reinterpretations of Winning Anthem 05, in which Sota also composed for KONAMI's soccer game Winning Eleven / Pro Evolution Soccer.
- The full version of Fly Above, titled Fly Above -Album Extended-, can be found on Sota Fujimori's first album, SYNTHESIZED.
- A remix of Fly Above, titled Fly Above -Electrance Mix-, can be found on Sota Fujimori's second album, SYNTHESIZED2.
- A piano remix of Fly Above, titled Fly Above -Piano Version-, appears on Sota Fujimori's third album, SYNTHESIZED3.
- A speed remix of Fly Above by Ryu☆, titled Fly Above (Ryu☆ Remix), appears on the cyber beatnation 2 -Hi Speed conclusion- CD.
- A remix of Fly Above by PHQUASE, titled Fly Above (Vicissitude Remix), appears on the beatmania IIDX 20th Anniversary Tribute BEST album
- A short version of Fly Above (Vicissitude Remix) appears in beatmania IIDX 27 HEROIC VERSE.
- A rock remix of Fly Above by Terminalcode_featZJSWF, titled Fly Above -Band ver.-, appears on the beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE exclusive album BEMANI曲をバンドで演奏してみた.
- A short version of Fly Above -Band ver.- later appeared in コナステ GITADORA.
- A symphonic arrangement of Fly Above was performed at the BEMANI SYMPHONY Concert 2022 event.
- Fly Above is Sota Fujimori's first song with vocalist Aimee Blackschleger.
- It's also Aimee's second appearance in the beatmania IIDX series, after Blue Rain in beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS.
- Fly Above is one of the songs featured on the BEMANI SONGS ～Best of beatmania IIDX～ video.
- Fly Above is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from January 4th, 2017, after purchasing its charts with BITs.
- From April 20th, 2022, it is available by default in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS (2020).
- Fly Above was added to jubeat (2021) on January 6th, 2022.
- It was later added to plus mode on June 8th, 2022 as part of the beatmania IIDX pack 5.
- Fly Above is one of the FROM IIDX-01 unlocks of jubeat Ave.'s LIGHT CHAT unlocking system. It could be unlocked from October 19th to November 8th, 2022.
- It could be unlocked again from February 22nd to March 14th, 2023.
- Fly Above is one of the BEMANI cassette tape songs hidden in METAL GEAR SURVIVE.
Song Production Information
For me, the image of heaven was the basis for this song. I listened around and imagined transformers in the sky flying above me, which gave me the idea for this.
SYNTHESIZED was released recently, so there is a long version of this song. If you have time, please listen to it.
The movie for the song is great, it has truly amazing images. The video and overall performance are great.
It's now time to forget all your troubles, and let's go travel up to the sky!!!
Video Production Information
During the production of the video, I imagined flying swiftly, then soaring.
For Fly Above, I imagined a little knob flying. I felt that it was ideal for this video.
For the lyrics in the middle of the video, try singing with it if you feel lucky, or watch over someone's shoulder.
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
jubeat difficulty rated from 1 to 10.9 from festo onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS→Present||-||5||6||8||-||5||8||9||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST||2||5||6||8||-||5||8||9||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||5||6||8||-||5||8||9||-|
|beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE||-||5||6||8||-||-||-||-||-|