Recently the PV preview for Calling, the first song off of Arashi’s upcoming double A-side single Calling/Breathless, was released.
I’m actually really impressed with the PV. It’s one of those times where a director turned a relatively cheap PV into something you actually want to watch. Which has been Arashi’s PV format since forever. But I really like the PV so far. The weird sets and and filter effects make this PV look like a mix between their Face Down PV and their Mada Minu Mekai E PV. I mean, at one point the use the same exact grungy blue filter effect that is used in face down.
But I love that the PV is has a nice contrast between dark scenes and vibrant scenes, much like Face Down. But the PV itself is more elaborate. There are a number of different sets, outfits, shots, and close-ups. There’s just enough going on that you’re not bored, and not too much that it takes away from the members themselves.
Also did I mention how delicious the members look in his PV? Especially Sho and Nino. It looks like Nino is back to his black hair. I had no idea, but it looks fantastic.