Reina Tanaka is a Hakoiri Musume (Girl in a Box) in LoVendoЯ’s New MV! It’s fine, isn’t it?
Just in time for “Rock Day” in Japan (June 9th can be read as “ro-ku”, which sounds like the Japanese pronunciation of “rock”), LoVendoЯ has cranked things up to 11 with the MV for “Iinjanai?”, one of the tracks from their major label debut single “Iinjanai?/Futsuu no Watashi Ganbare” (release date: July 1)!
“Iinjanai?” is an upbeat song about not taking things too seriously and appropriately alternates between several musical genres throughout. Whether it’s the heavy guitar riffing and soaring solos, funky Latin beats, or poppy vocal harmonies, everything seems to blend together smoothly because the music and lyrics are by Takui Nakajima. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Nakajima also wrote ANGERME’s “Taiki Bansei”, ℃-ute’s “Tsugi no Kado wo Magare”, and several of LoVendoЯ’s previous songs. Arrangement is by Hideyuki Suzuki.
For some reason, Reina Tanaka is seen emerging from a trunk at the beginning of the video, which is the reason for the dumb “hakoiri musume” joke in the title. Sorry. Coincidentally, Hakoiri Musume is also the name of a non-Hello! Project related idol group.
“Iinjanai?/Futsuu no Watashi Ganbare” will be sold in 3 different versions: a limited edition with a DVD and CD-only Type-A and Type-B versions. In addition to the MVs for “Iinjanai?/Futsuu no Watashi Ganbare”, the DVD also includes 3 songs from their March 5, 2015 concert at Shinjuku BLAZE: “Sen’nou” (Marina Okada solo), “Soushisou Ai” (Reina Tanaka solo), and “Honto no Kimochi”.
Type-A includes “Desert of a moonlit night”, an instrumental composed by Yuki Uozumi. Here is a video of the performance in the studio.
Type-B includes “Princess of lone castle”, an instrumental composed by Marin Miyazawa. Here is a video of the performance in the studio.
Last but not least, Yuki Uozumi and Marin Miyazawa made a guest appearance in the MV for SEX MACHINEGUNS’ new song “Metal Keiriman”. They don’t get to trade off any guitar solos with Anchang but they do get to whip an accountant? If you don’t know SEX MACHINEGUNS, check them out because they always have the most ridiculous MVs!
Here’s the commercial too! Where else but Japan would an accounting company use a heavy metal song in their commercial?
LoVendoЯ’s major debut single is packed with all kinds of great content and the MV for “Futsuu no Watashi Ganbare” has yet to be released! They’ll also be starting their LoVendoЯ LIVE TOUR 2015 MAJOЯ! in July and appearing at Tokyo Idol Festival among many, many other events in the near future so keep checking their website for updates!
LoVendoЯ Official site: http://lovendor.jp/
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