Yamapi bares his naked soul

The PV for Yamapi’s 4th solo single, Hadakanbo, was just released.

And I gotta say for a song called naked figure I was expecting a slightly hotter PV. Instead the PV follows the style of the song, which I guess makes it a better PV. I do really like the old 1930s jazz club/cabaret setting it has. It makes the PV actually really classy. Which is something new for Yamapi. He seems to be really showing variety lately. But the PV also has a clubbing storyline to keep it youthful. But I absolutley hate that the whole magic sunglasses part is a rip off of Mike Posner’s Cooler Than Me music video. How unoriginal. :/

Horrible outfit choice.

  Why do the lights say KDVEN?

  I was actually kinda mesmerized by this. Mostly because of how bright the lights are and they way his outfit glitters. XD

  How in the world does he manage to look so charming in such a ridiculous outfit?

  Fist pumping? He was around Jin too long. XD

  Yamapi must think he’s cooler than me.

  Well, actually cooler than Mike Posner because he uses almost the same effect.

  I actually think Yamapi looks gross in sunglasses.


  This fast picture changing part made my head hurt a little.

  Look at that, it says naked not KDVEN. Lol.

  Lol at the geisha dancers.

  Hot. The black glove makes me think of Byou from ScReW.

Yamapi looks so hot in that outfit.

Wow. So sexy.

Magic sunglasses really? So now it’s just a full on Mike Posner rip off.

Yamapi’s magic naked sunglasses.

VS Mike Posner’s underwear sunglasses.

I love this part. But it reminds me of NEWS’s Live Diamond concert.

Awesome! But I wish it wasn’t in the shadows. XD

I hate how everyone looks Lady Gaga like. :/

Cool effect!

Yamapi-Hadakanbo preview

NEWS member Yamashita Tomohisa will be releasing his 4th solo single, Hadakanbo, on January 19th.  It kinda seems like Yamapi is going to be like Tegomass where they release a single or two a year, and an album every so often. Which I’m completely ok with. There’s nothing wrong with getting more bang for your buck JE.

The song is a complete 360 from anything Yamapi has released and is used to making. The music itself is a mix between disco, soul, and jazz. The music sounds like if you took NEWS’s Koi no ABO, Kanjnai8’s It’s My Soul, and Tackey & Tsubasa’s Ai wa Takaramono and mixed them together you might get this song.
The song is so random and old fashion sounding that I absolutely love it! Every single part is amazing. And the way Yamapi sings it is so beautiful. From the vocalizing before verses, the perfect sounding high notes, the heart melting way he says Hadakanbo towards the end, and the overall smoothness in which it’s sung. This is literally Yamapi’s best solo single since Daite Senorita.