This post is going to first in a series I’m calling “Late to the Party”, where I write about songs and topics that are not exactly fresh. First up: PASSPO’s “Perfect Sky” release from March 26, 2014. It’s not that old, but I haven’t written about it, yet. So here goes nothing!
This is probably a strange question to begin a review of a pop song, but I’ll ask it regardless: what is a song? What does it represent, and to whom does the song speak? Is the song meant for us the listeners, or the writers, musicians, and performers? I know these are strange questions, and the average consumer probably doesn’t take the time to consider these things. Not only that, the truth behind these questions probably changes from song to song and from listener to listener.
Do you like your idols with CG graphics? Have I got the PV for you. PASSPO’s “Step and Go” has the “B class idols” (See Shaku-Uma TV) in a variety of CG scenarios, like they are components of video games. In fact, at some point, they literally become a video game!
We are told that MioMio designed the outfits for “Step and Go”, so she rightfully gets a spot in center for most of this PV. The video begins with the girls on a boat that veers wildly and transforms into an airship to avoid certain destruction via waterfall.
Some map reading
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I know it has been a while since I posted anything substantial. My other responsibilities took its toll on both my time and my mental strength. It’s the same for all of you, I’m sure.
The real shame here was my inability to write about some great PVs that were released! I’m making a real effort to catch up with these releases starting with PASSPO.
Here’s a fun recent clip of PASSPO singing at a karaoke place! The renditions you will hear are
(0:00) “Linda Linda” (Blue Hearts) performed by Mio,
(2:48) “Disco Flight” (Ling Tosite Sigure) performed by Yukimi with Anna Tambourine,
(4:47) “Hatsukoi Cider” (Buono!) performed by Makoto and Shiori,
(8:27) Mornging Musume Medley (Mr. Moonlight, Pyoko Pyko Ultra, Go Girl! Koi no Victory, The PEACE, Renai Revolution 21) performed by Sako, Naomi and Natsumi , and
(11:46) “Tenkuu No Canaria” (Nana Mizuki) performed by Ai.
It’s a bit funny/telling how Sako, Naomi and Natsumi just flubbed their way through Pyoko Pyko Ultra, yet knew all of the other songs (and choreography) in the Morning Musume medley.
I LOVE IT WHEN MY IDOLS GET TOGETHER!
Let’s just put this out there first: I need more of the Sakura shots from this PV. In one of the two sets for the PV, the PASSPO girls looking quite comely underneath artificial cherry trees and a rain of blossoms. The girls are seemingly naked under pale pink blankets and look quite loverly. But wait, how did we get here?
You can buy “Sakura Komachi” by PASSPO at CDJapan