What KAT-TUN’s really running from

The PV for KAT-TUN’s upcoming single, Run For You has finally been released.

And I gotta say after watching it I find the PV incredibly weird. I was confused by it, and was scractching my head about it the whole time I was watching it. I was mostly confused because after watching it I was drawn to only one conclusion of the meaning of the PV. That conclusion is, KAT-TUN is being tested or experimented on. It also seems like they are being brainwashed or mind controlled. Which changes the PV from something fun into something serious and weird. If you watch the PV you can see that KAT-TUN are in hospital rooms. They even pan out so you can see each member is right next door to each other. They also show a very large bolted door which means they are in some mental ward in a prison or some sort of special test facility. And each member is in an extremely strange room. Kame is in a room with a projector. Which is the most obvious brainwashing element, and what made me start thinking that was the meaning of the PV. I’m sure everyone is familiar with this because it’s like brainwashing 101. You are forced to watch disturbing images over and over to brainwash you. It’s not as obvious as the A Clockwork Orange eye speculums scene, but it’s still pretty obvious. And then Taguchi is in a room that is freezing. I’m pretty sure being exposed to constant heat or cold eventually breaks you down and makes you more susceptible to mind control. Maru is in a room where time seems to stop. I’m not sure what to make of that, but it’s possibly to see how long is takes before he can’t stand that anymore. Koki is in a room with a maze of electrical cord. I’m not sure the meaning of this room either. Perhaps to simulate electroshock therapy. Ueda’s room seems to be the only one that doesn’t make sense. He surrounded by constant sound. There’s probably some signifigance in that too. But I have no idea.
And through all of this KAT-TUN is being filmed and carefully monitored on screens in some undisclosed location.

Now I’m not sure what KAT-TUN and mind controll have to do with once another. And I’m also not sure why KAT-TUN would make such a creepy PV. Maybe I’m just reading into this too much. But if anyone can explain this PV in any other way, be my guest. Because I can’t think of one other meaning than the obvious.

Creepy bolted door.

No, that’s too easy.

Yeah, this makes perfect sense. Except not at all.

I love Newton’s cradle. XD

This looks more like a prison hallway, than a hospital one.

Kame’s hot, but I can’t get over how weird his hair looks in this PV.

Ok, I’m officially over Koki’s hair. He looks amazing here.

The dance is pretty awful.

Why are they focusing so much that they are locked in?

Seriously, the same arm move from Michael Jackson’s Beat It dance.

This hair makes him look even more like Changmin.

I can’t be the only one who sees how similar they look!

Constantly monitored.

Koki’s dance move is just lolz.

Yeah, this is totally a normal image and has nothing to do with brainwashing.

Adorable.

The cold just keeps flooding in.

I just don’t get Ueda’s room.

Aww Kame looks so sad. Actually he looks more hurt than sad.

You don’t ask the cameras for help if your there by your own free will.

The magic floating box will fix everything!

So close, yet so far.

Quick, now’s your chance to escape.

The spell was broken.


KAT-TUN-Run For You 2nd PV preview

There is yet another 15 second commerical for KAT-TUN’s upcoming single, Run For You. I actually think this commercial came out the same day as the dwango one, but I think I just completely missed it. XD

Since this PV preview is only 15 seconds long we hardly get to see anything. But unlike the other PV preview that was nothing but dancing, this PV preview shows the close-ups. And everyone can take a sigh of relief that this PV will not become another Ultimate Wheels. The close-ups are a little confusing. I’m not exactly sure what’s going on in them. We see Ueda in a solid white room with tons of electrical equipment, and speakers. And also there’s a hospital looking bed in the background. In Maru’s close-up there’s only a hospital looking bed. And in the very beginning of the PV there’s this door that’s bolted shut.
Which leaves only one conclusion, that KAT-TUN is either in a hospital or a mental institution. Which on the surface is a pretty cool idea. However, that storyline lost all it’s appeal when I remembered one thing: wouldn’t that theme be too much like N*SYNC’s I Dive Myself Crazy music video? And you know what, it competely would! I feel slightly embarrassed just thinking the 2 could have similar videos. XD

KAT-TUN-Run For You PV preview

A commerical for KAT-TUN’s Run For You single was just released. Giving us fans a sneak peek at the PV.

The PV preview is extremely short, it’s roughly 10 seconds long. Pretty much all we get to see is them dancing to the chorus. They are dancing in all black in a plain white room. Can you say Real Face or Ultimate Wheels anyone? Since the PV preview is so short it’s impossible to get a feel of what the PV is going to be like. For all we know this is just the dance scene and there’s some other eleborate scenes going on in the rest of the PV. Most likely them dramatically running, like in their recent Suzuki Solio commercial.
However, since all we see is dancing there’s also the chance that this is all the PV is going to be. If you remember the entire Ultimate Wheels PV was filmed in a white room. The set of Run For You seems to have more elements than the horrible nothing but white room in Ultimate Wheels. But you still never know.

Here’s the PV preview

Also, here’s the solio CM if you haven’t seen it yet.

KAT-TUN-Run For You preview

The radio rip for KAT-TUN’s upcoming single, Run For You, has just been released. Apparently we first heard this song back in May in a Suzuki commercial. But I do not remember that at all. XD

I was completely not expecting this type of song at all. The song has an extremely heavy electronic/techno beat. It’s like Going and The D-Motion times a thousand. I actually really love the overall sound of the song. I love elctronic/club music. And I love auto tuning. However, I don’t think KAT-TUN should ever use auto tune. There’s just something about the tones of their voices that they sound absolutely horrible when auto tuned. Kame and Koki sound the worst. Kame’s voice gets screechy and Koki ends up sounding like a frog. But no one sounds more like a frog than Inoo Kei. XD And actually Taguchi sounds pretty horrible too. His nasally voice becomes more prominent. But whoever did the auto tuning this time fixed Koki’s lines. And your really only hear his frog voice once at 2:42. Bur luckly less then half of the song is auto tuned. Anymore and I think the song might have been completely ruined for me.
But there are some good elements to the song. First off, the bridge is amazing. I think it might might actually be catchier than the chorus, which doesn’t really happen to often with songs. The chorus is pretty catchy too. Even though it sounds more like Lan Lan Lan For You, then Run. Which is pretty hilarious. Also randomly throughout the song some random person with a deep voice says Run Run Run. Which is pretty weird, and throws the song off a bit. I laughed pretty loud the first time I heard that.
Another thing I love about this song is how it’s not just completely Kame. It sounds like Kame only has 1 solo line. But it may actually be more, because it’s hard to tell 100% who is singing when their auto tuned. Ueda’s and Kame’s voice end up sounding very similar. But for most of the song it seems to be Maru and Koki. The only time you really hear Kame is during harmony lines, or group lines where he takes the higher melody. Which I’m not really complaining about. Any song that features Koki a lot is good in my book.

KAT-TUN announces new single

KAT-TUN announced that they will be releasing their 16th single. The single is titled Run For You and will be released on August 3rd.

I’m trying to be excited for this single, and I am in a sense. I was just pretty dissapointed with their last single. White was a good song and all, but nothing will ever convince me that White worked better as an A-side than Perfect would have. I just think management made a terrible mistake with that.
I’m also hoping that this single will be more intense than White was. I mean Change UR World and Ultimate Wheels had pretty heavy and intense music. They completely had that original KAT-TUN feel that we hadn’t seen in a while. And honestly that’s what I would love KAT-TUN to sound like from now on. To me that type of music marked the new Jinless KAT-TUN. However, with Kisumai debuting they’ll probably take over that sound since they already have been making songs like that.

If you want to buy this single you can do so from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

KAT-TUN – Run For You [w/ DVD, Limited Edition]

KAT-TUN – Run For You [Regular Edition (First Press)]

KAT-TUN – Run For You [Regular Edition]