The PV for Akanishi Jin’s first solo single, Eternal, has been out for a while now. And I’m sorry that it’s taken me this long to write about it.
I actually didn’t intend to wait this long to do the review. I mean, today is the release date (technically yesterday in Japan) and I never wait that long to do a PV review. And if I do, it’s probably because I’m not reviewing it. But I said in a previous post about how I want to start reviewing all the idol PVs that come out no matter what. And that’s the problem we have here. I’m supposed to review this PV, but there’s literally nothing to review. The PV is so boring and uneventful that I am left completely uninspired and unsure of what to even say. The PV is literally nearly 6 minutes of Jin doing absolutely nothing else but standing in a white hoodie singing. And I am completely bored by the whole PV. Yes, it’s a beautiful song, but the PV takes the song down a notch a bit. Now, I’m pretty sure people are going to say, “Jin is super busy. He’s trying to have both a career in the US and Japan. It’s not his fault he doesn’t have time to make a decent PV.” And I totally accept that, that’s most likely why his PV is so boring. Even though I accept that it doesn’t mean I have to like it because I don’t. And when a PV is that long and that boring you kind of want to bash your head on your desk. I’m not exactly sure how I managed to sit through it.
This is basically what the entire PV looks like.
Of course with some dynamic close up shots.
And that one frame where he almost writes something.
But let’s also not forget the inpressive layering effects.
Ok, so maybe he does write. But come on, only one sentence. Seriously?
Oh come on, you can’t just add this at the end, as if he actually wrote all that during the PV. By the way, Jin writes like chicken-scratch. That’s in English and I can barely read it.
With just 8 days until the release of Akanishi Jin’s first solo single, Eternal, we finally have a preview of the PV.
Under whelmed isn’t a strong enough word to describe this PV preview. There is nothing, absolutely nothing going on in this PV. It feels like Ultimate Wheels all over again. The PV preview consists of nothing but Jin standing with his hood up singing in front of a sepia colored clouded backdrop. I know the song is a ballad, but that’s not really an excuse for how boring this PV is. This is a beautiful love song, they could have done something with the PV. Where’s Jin pretending to play the piano while singing it? Where’s Jin laying in bed with the girl he wants to be with forever? Where’s any form of a storyline? And we can’t even blame JE for this one, as he’s signed to Warner and they take care of the PV budget now. But I’m sure the PV is only this simple because he must be incredibly busy working on his American album, while at the same time promoting a single in Japan. That might be the case, but it doesn’t make me less disappointed by the simplicity of the PV.
Akanishi Jin’s first Japanese solo single is being released on March 2nd. And of course there’s a preview of the song.
I know I’ve already make a post about Eternal, but I finally found an official version of the song. And it’s absolutely clear sounding and amazing. I really do love Eternal. I think the lyrics are incredibly beautiful and Jin sounds super hot amazing when he sings softly. However, this will probably be the only single he ever releases like this. It is a little sad because this song is so pretty. But as long as he releases songs similar to Wonder I’ll be happy.
I’m really excited to see him perform this song on Music Station in a couple of days. I’m even more excited to hear his US album in July. It’s pretty obvious which one is going to be a bigger hit. XD
Anyway, here’s the official version of the song for anyone who wants to hear it.
Akanishi Jin announced at his The U.S tour fan club send-off party that he will be starting a Japanese tour and will release a new single entitled Eternal. Jin said he couldn’t say the exct release date, but it will be in the beginning of 2011.
Now to anyone that keeps up to date with all things Jin, you will automatically recognize that this isn’t a new song. Jin performed this song at his You&Jin concerts. He also performed it with Yamapi during Yamapi’s Short But Sweet solo concerts. Now, this is actually my first time hearing this song. Since I’m not really a big KAT-TUN fan, so by default I’m not really a big Jin fan. I mostly follow him for aesthetic purposes. Yeah, that might sound shallow, but at least I’m being honest. The song is honestly to slow for my taste. And it just doesn’t seem like a type of song Jin would since. I know he wrote it so it’s obviously a Jin song. But I like his songs with strong background music. Like LoveJuice and Wonder.
The only thing I do like about this song is the lyrics. They are actually quite sweet and meaningful. Which is surprising.