måndag 16 oktober 2017

Jpop: Oresama - Trip Trip Trip

My liking for Oresama keep increasing for every time the duo evolves their special brand of happy comic styled vides and songs where the singer Pon really has managed to find her special id that differentiates her from the legion of happy young idols out there in jpop, of course helped by the composer Kojima Hideya. The new "Trip Trip Trip" is maybe their best video so far, and I don't even care which anime it is for this time, the video stands so well on its own.

Jpop: Daoko & Yasuyuki Okamura - Step up Love (ステップアップLOVE)

Stylish Daoko is back with the ending theme for the anime "Kekkai Sensen & Beyond", in a duo with musician and singer Yasuyuki Okamura. I really love the theme of the song, a kind of one-on-one song competition taking place in a basketball court. To be honest I think Yasuyuki's emotional song tops Daoko's, but it is the two voices together that really makes this such a enjoyable track.
By the way, doesn't she really sound like Komuai in this song?

  • Daoko & Yasuyuki Okamura - Step up Love (ステップアップLOVE)

tisdag 16 maj 2017

Kpop: VIXX - Shangri-La (도원경)

VIXX is back and again they deliver on the drama in their video - which has ever been their signum. I am hard presssed to remember when I last saw such a aesthetically pleasing video. It reminds me somewhat of Sistar's "I like That" last year with its Chinese inspirations, but this looks better. Musically they have done better, but this time it doesn't matter as this is a celebration of the korean excellence when making the whole package. Enjoy it, because in one sense the kpop wonder as we know it is already fading (or evolving depending on how you see it).

onsdag 10 maj 2017

Kpop: PSY - New Face & I Luv It

The first above and two first below is from "I Luv It", the rest from "New Face"

PSY will ofc never top his super hit "Gangnam Style" from back in 2012 (getting close to 3 billion views!), but he still pushes out videos that gets 10s of millions of views. The two new releases from the new album "4x2=8" is "I Luv It" & "New Face". I think they don't quite come up to "Daddy" and "Napal Baji" from the last album, but they aren't bad and the videos are still very fun to watch. And if you wonder, it is Son Naeun from A Pink and the "Pineapple Pen" guy of viral video fame, Pikotaro.

fredag 28 april 2017

Jpop: Sakanaction - Maybe, Wind (多分、風)

How it is possible, I don't know, but I managed to miss out on this early winter single from Sakanaction, the Japanese synth band that has over the years given me the most musical enjoyment (forgive me, Perfume, but that's the truth). Their bittersweet but still soft sound is healing for the soul, and this song is no exception. And, oh, the video is just so great too!