Amazarashi 「季節は次々死んでいく」MV (The Seasons Keep Dying One After Another)

First of, my sincerest apologies for the radio silence last week. I promise this week you will be receiving a barrage of new posts coming at you fast and furious! So! Amazarashi’s latest MV…. Who says good things don’t come for those who wait? Thankfully this official video has been made available outside of Japan to enjoy to the fullest while we wait expectantly for … Continue reading Amazarashi 「季節は次々死んでいく」MV (The Seasons Keep Dying One After Another)

Kenshi Yonezu – the new Yojiro Noda?

It’s probably unfair to compare this young twenty-something with RADWIMPS’ frontman. After all, even though they looked somewhat similar, they do have some differences: RADWIMPS is more rock-inclined; Kenshi Yonezu (米津玄師 YONEZU Kenshi) falls within the alternative rock-pop band. RADWIMPS started as a full-fledged band. Kenosha Yonezu started as a vocaloid artist under the moniker HACHI.

I didn’t pay a lot of attention to this gentleman who originally hails from Tokushima prefecture in the Shikoku islands when Flowerwall was released earlier this month. Or maybe the preview on iTunes and Recochoku didn’t do the song justice. I didn’t watch the MV.

But instead, I came across one of his older videos from his debut album DIORAMA. The video was a compilation of short preview tracks from DIORAMA (released in 2012), and the first song was called Machi (「街」street). It was that song that caught my full attention.

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