Momusu shines for you only

After releasing the first PV preview just yesterday, Morning Musume has released the full PV for Only You. Which seems just a bit too early. But it seems like they are trying to ensure this single sells well.

When I saw the PV preview yesterday I knew exactly was this PV was going to offer. A video that look like all of their other vidoes. In more sense then one. It looks like all of their other PVs because it’s set up the same way: dance shot, close-ups, and that’s it. But it’s also like all the other PVs because we see them focusing on only the popular members. Mostly Ai-chan and Reina. With Risa and Sayumi being secondary. But in this PV we also get to see a lot of the newest predetermined most popular member/newly pushed girl, Sayashi Riho. I liked Riho from the beginning because she was amazing at singing and dancing. But she is a little arrogant. And having her being pushed so quickly is just going to feed her arrogance until she’s either Reina 2.0 or Miki 2.0. Which is starting to make me dislike her bit by bit. But that’s neither here nor there.
When I saw the PV preview I wasn’t really expecting anything more than just a pretty PV, filled with a lot of beauty shots. While the PV is mostly just that, they do try to add more elements to the PV. And they are trying to make it a little more interesting. And I definitely think they succeeded. In this PV there are 3 different close-up singing shot, 2 different places they are sitting down,  and a dance shot that flashes 3 different colors. And throughout the PV they really play with the gem/diamond theme. In their close up they are surrounded by diamonds, the lights in the dance shot are diamonds, and throughtout the PV little floating gems surround the members.
The PV isn’t 100% amazing or perfect. But it is heading in the right direction. These past 2 Morning Musume PVs in my opinion have been really great. It seems that they are really trying to build Momusu up again. They are taking these new members as a great opportunity to transform Morning Musume once again. Will they ever reach AKB48’s popularity? Absolutely not. Even at their peak they weren’t at that level. I would honestly settle for 100-200k. Then they would be at most Johnny’s levels, and we see all the pimping Johnny’s boys get.

I love the diamond lights. They are completely simple, but add such a pretty effect.

I love love love the floating gems, it makes the entire PV interesting to watch.

This whole setting is really beautiful. With the think red curtains, and gothic style candelabra and glasses. It gives it this very old fashioned almost 1800s’ feel. However, this whole scene makes me think of

this.

Or this. Either way really. XD

The dance is actually kind of nice. The individual moves look a little stupid, but when they are put together they work.

Reina looks beyond pretty here. The fabulous lighting and the glimmer of the gems just really bring out her face. She look gorgeous.

This is the first time that I thought Ai-chan looked good with her blonde hair. I used to think it didn’t suit her, but I think it actually might.

Can I just say how mind boggling it is that by just chaning the lighting the dance shot place looks like a completely different setting. Look:

Natural light.

Red light.

Pink light. That is just crazy! XD

Nice boots. XD

This is a pretty bad shot of Sayumi. She actually look kind of ugly.

Zukki looks really pretty even if she has to look sad.

Am I the only one who thinks Riho looks weird here? In the Maji Desu ka Ska PV she looked bright and cute. It looks like the lighting in this PV is weighing her down.

This hairstyle does nothing for Fuku-chan.

Poor Eripon still looks awkward and unnatural.

This close-ups are pretty, but I can’t get over the fact that those candles make it look like some kind of ritual. Lol.

Risa looks super pretty as usual.

Morning Musume-Only You PV preview

With it getting closer and closer to the release date of Morning Musume’s new single, Only You, we finally have a PV preview. However, don;t get your hopes up because the preview is only 15 seconds long.

Even though the PV preview is insanely short it is long enough to get a tiny taste of what the PV is going to look like. The PV itself looks extremely bright. The contrasting shades of whites and silvers give this PV an extremely fresh, bright, and shiny look to it. And for that aspect the PV draws your eyes in. I do love the overall look of the PV because it just looks so bright and beautiful.
However, there isn’t much going on in the PV so far. As of now all we get to see is Momusu dancing in a plain white room, which really hasn’t been done since the Sexy Boy PV. And of course we also get to see the close-ups. The close-up scenes are actually really nice. It’s just them singing around some shiny gems, but the effect is very beautiful. And it is a big step up from their usual close-up backgrounds.

So far, the PV seems to be relying more on the beauty aspect then an actual storyline. I’m actually kind of ok with that because everyone look gorgeous. I’m really looking forward to the PV. It looks like they might have actually spent some money on it.

Morning Musume-Only You preview

Morning Musume announced their 46th single Only You, months ago. But it was pushed back because of the earthquake. And now with less than a month until the release date we finally have a radio rip of the song. Actually the rip came out a week ago, but I was obviously away then. XD



When I first heard this song I was automatically disappointed. The song sounds exactly like the songs Momusu was releasing over the past 2 years. The song seriously sounds like it could be the B-side to Nanchatte Renai or Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game. Or it sounds like this could have been one of the album songs from Fantasy Juuichi. And it sounds like only Ai, Reina, and Risa have solo lines. I think Aika might also have a solo but it’s very hard to tell with the electronic thing they’ve done to their voices. I just can’t begin to understand what they were thinking with this single. How could they release a single as upbeat, energetic, amazing, and evenly distributed as Maji Desu ka Ska, and then release a carbon copy of the songs they’ve been releasing practically the last 2 years? I won’t say 4 because 4 or 5 years ago Momusu was releasing these really sad/emo songs. Then after that they moved on to these electronic sounding songs or songs with heavy instrumentals. It seems like they are relapsing back to what they used to be like. Mediocre songs no one really cared about, with heavy instrumentals.


However, after listening to the song on a loop about 7-10 times I am actually starting to like the song. But that’s because I’ve always loved Momusu’s songs. No matter what style they moved on to. I even loved all their electronic sounding songs like Moonlight Night ~Tsukiyo no Ban da yo~, Fantasy ga Hajimaru, and Kimagure Princess. Those are actually some of my favorite Morning Musume songs in their recent years. I might like their songs like that but they are in no way, shape, or form, my favorite kind of songs Morning Musume has ever done. I love my Momusu happy, upbeat, energetic, and silly. I am starting to like Only You, but only as a B-side or some obscure album song. I don’t want it to be used as an A-side. Because frankly it’s not strong enough to be one. The lyrics are kind of nice too. But it’s pretty much standard H!P fare. Loving someone and always being there for the person. It’s not even strong enough lyric wise to be an A-side.


In short, the song is nice but it should NOT be an A-side. As for One Day now, I am still waiting for my energetic Momusu to return. But that will most likely happen when Ai-chan graduates this fall, and obviously not a moment before.

As always, if you like what you hear you can buy this single from CDJapan.

Morning Musume – Only You [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A]


Morning Musume – Only You [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B]


Morning Musume – Only You [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type C]


Morning Musume – Only You [Regular Edition]