Perfume is a girl group from Japan that I’ve been interested in for a while. I’ve already seen and listened to their song “Tokyo Girl” but it is one of my favorite songs for a while. It has such a unique sound while still remaining true to Jpop and everything that makes Jpop its own thing.
The video follows several people in Tokyo even though it appears to be Paris from the start. In the beginning scenes of the video, you can see the Eiffel tower. The people in the video are running with glowing triangular prisms. We see the three members of Perfume being lifted in a sort of elevator shaft up to the top of a triangular building. Once the girls get to the roof of the building, all the people set their prisms in place and they light up the sky.
The song is so simple. It’s simple yet the way the synths move and the chords progress creates a hauntingly beautiful melody. I usually talk down autotune unless it’s used in a good way. Autotune to fix a note you can’t hit or because you feel like adding an interesting part in a song is not the right way to use autotune. However, Perfume is so good at matching the vocal style with autotune that it doesn’t sound like autotune but actually more of a digitized vocals. Overall, this song is such a masterpiece. In fact, when it comes to Jpop, this song almost trumps all I know of Jpop.
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