Fairies-Tweet Dream preview

A few days ago the radio preview for Fairies song Tweet Dream, off their upcoming doublr A-side 4th single, has been released.

I can honestly say that I wasn’t expecting the song to sound the way it does at all. I’ve grown accustomed to Fairies mature sound. It’s actually what drew me to them in the first place. That they were so different than other idol groups. Tweet Dream is actually too cute of  a song and the complete opposite of what I expect from them. I do realize that this isn’t their first time releasing this type of song. But Sweet Jewel was a better song and had a charm to it. Granted that charm came from the fact that is sounds a lot like Diamonds by Princess Princess.

I’m just really disappointed by this song. It’s lacking the power and emotion of their other songs. It doesn’t pack a punch at all. Most of their other songs draw me in with a catchy chorus or interesting music. They are going for this cutesy electronic sound that just does not work for them. Ironically, if practically any other group made this song I might enjoy it more. Though I’m not 100% sure about that. As I’ve said before I hate songs that don’t pick up in the chorus and stay the same level the entire song. Which is exactly what this song is doing. The music also isn’t bold enough. I love all the cute background effects because they remind me of Internet Cupid by Buono. I just wish they were used more.

Fairies-Beat Generation PV preview

A few days ago Fairies’ official youtube channel uploaded the short version of the PV for their upcoming double A-side single, Beat Generation / No More Distance.

And I gotta say, I am completely underwhelmed and unimpressed by what I’m seeing. Fairies seem to have reverted to the exact same PV format of their first single’s PVs.  Were there’s basically nothing going on the PV but dancing, even close-up shots aren’t as often as they should be. After I saw the PVs for Hero and Sweet Jewel I thought that this meant Fairies’ PVs were finally going to live up to how awesome their songs are. But with Beat Generation I’m getting more of the same. I do apperciate that they tried to make the PV interesting with multiple sets and outfits. And I do like the close-up shot outfits and the giant metal flower they sing in front of in the close-up shots is kind of cool. But I’m actually not impressed with any other element of the PV itself. The old school hip hop looking outfits and the orange and yellow outfits are hideous. And I can’t stand the main outfits they wear,  for the mere fact that I’m sick of them wearing jean shorts all the time! In every single single one of their singles they wear jean shorts in at least one of the PVs. Maybe they’re trying to make it their signature piece but it’s really annoying.

There is one element of this PV that I do like, and that’s the dance. Of course it’s very skillfully done per usual, but that’s not what catches my eye about it. I am completely blow away by how effortlessly they dance in heels. I do realize that they’ve been dancing in heels, but in this dance you’re just drawn to it. There’s so much spinning and fast foot work in this dance that I am just really impressed by it.

It’s really a shame that this PV isn’t really anything to write home about, because this is their best song yet.

Fairies to release 3rd single

It was announced at Fairies’s Valentine’s Day event that the group will be releasing their 3rd single. The single is currently untitled, but will be released on April 4th.

I really excited to see what kind of song this will be. Fairies are one of those idol groups worth keeping an eye on. They keep trying to make different songs than all the other idol groups out there. And because of that all of their songs have consistantly different from one another. They are also at a pretty high level of song and dance, and I’m really convinced that once they get a core fanbase they’ll be releasing some really amazing singles. Sweet Jewel by far was my favorite single by them. Let’s see if this single can top it.

Fairies-Hero/Sweet Jewel PV previews

Fairies official youtube channel has just posted PV previews for both PVs from their upcoming double A-side second single, Hero/Sweet Jewel.

First let’s start with the Hero PV preview. I’m really happy that Fairies is starting to make legit PVs and not just dance shots. I do like what I see of the PV so far. The PV is set in a school, which is pretty much one of the quintessential idol PV setting. There are some interesting scenes in the PV too. Scenes of them in the library, in front of lockers, and recording an on campus radio show. All while still having the dancing the main focus of the PV.  They are even styled very beautifully. Every single outfits, even the school uniforms, are very adorable and stylish. All in all, this looks like a very promising PV.

Now, the Sweet Jewel PV preview. The Sweet Jewel PV is a complete 180 from the Hero PV, and in an incredibly good way. As I think the Sweet Jewel PV is the better of the two. To reflect how idoly the song sounds they went full on idol for the PV. The PV follows the girls around as they set up for a party. And the set is over the top with christmas lights, balloons, sweets, and other various decorations. The set is just beautiful. It’s vibrant, fun, and extremely adorable. The outfits are also amazing. I don’t really care for the pure white outfits they are wearing but the pink/red outits are absolutely adorable.

Both PVs are day and night from each other. Hero is showcasing their cooler side and Sweet Jewel is showcasing their cuter side. And they commit 100% to each theme as even the close-up shots for Hero are more laid back and the Sweet Jewel ones are cutesy idol fare. However, hands down Sweet Jewel is my favorite PV of the two. Don’t get me wrong I do like the mature image of Hero but I am a sucker for the normal cutesy idol stuff. And I am absolutely in love with the Sweet Jewel PV so far. It is shaping up to be one of my favorite idol PVs released this year.

Fairies-Hero/Sweet Jewel song previews

A few weeks ago Avex’s official youtube channel released song previews for Fairies upcoming double A-side second single, Hero/Sweet Jewel.

So, let’s start off with Hero. When the song first started I completely wasn’t in it to, mostly because it sounded like they were going to start rapping. Thankfully, that didn’t happen. This song has a pretty clear R&B influence. The beat is very similar to the R&B/pop songs that were popular in the US a few years ago. I have to say it is a completely unique sound, which seems to be what Fairies is trying to do. Sound completely different than any other idol group ou there. However, the song isn’t exactly my favorite. I do like the way the song is being sung but overall I don’t like the sound. It just doesn’t really fit with their voices. Their voices aren’t mature sounding enough to pull of the song, which sounds like it needs a lot more soul in it.

Next is obviously Sweet Jewel. Right off the bat I like this song. It has the obvious idol song that I love. But the main reason I like this song so much is it sounds 80% like High King’s cover of Princess Princess’s song Diamonds. Both songs have those upbeat chimes in the beginning, and then the rest of both songs are pretty slow paced. You should seriously listen to both songs back to back, you’ll be amazed how similar they are. I mean, they even say emerald where the word diamonds should be, it’s hilarious. Even though the song sounds kinda of like a rip off I do love this song. But that’s mostly because I love High King’s version of Diamonds.

Fairies announce new single

Freshly debuted idol group Fairies have just announced that they will be releasing their second single. The single is another double A-side entitled Hero/Sweet Jewel and will be released on December 21st.

Fairies debut single was released in September, so I was not expecting them to release a new single so quickly. It seems like they are really trying to ensure that Fairies becomes a big success. However, I think it’s too much all at once. Their debut single wasn’t exactly the greatest. More Kiss was extremely catchy, but I honestly could have done without Song For You. I think they should focus on making one great song and one great PV. This second single is probably doomed to be mediocre and have as uncreative PVs as their first single. But I can’t judge the single just yet.

Fairies New PV For You

The second PV for Song For You,off of Fairies’s double A-side debut single, More Kiss/Song For You, has just been released.

This PV is basically a carbon copy of the More Kiss PV. Yes, they are wearing different outfits and are being filmed at a different location, but everything else is exactly the same. Where the PV is nothing but dancing. They try to change it up and dance in different places and wear 4 different outfits. But nothing can take away from the fact that they are incredibly cheap PVs, that are nothing but one giant dance shot. I have to admit, I do like the Song For You PV more than Iiked the More Kiss PV. Mostly because they are dancing in a very grand and elegant setting and the outfts are a lot better. But I’m still not impressed with the PV itself. There are ways you can take a boring dance shot PV and make it interesting. But it’s like Fairies didn’t even try. I understand they wanted to give them maximum promotion with a double A-side debut single. But if they took the budget and made one PV, they would have gone from 2 simple and boring PVs to 1 incredible one. Which honestly would have left a bigger impression on potential fans.

Oh, a chandelier. How abstract.

I completely don’t get this part, where Momoka randomly runs in.

Good, she’s just as confused as I am.

Maybe it’s because she doesn’t want to do awful robot dance moves.

Of course she now magically knows all the moves to the dance. And by the way, they are wearing the exact same shoes from the More Kiss PV!

Momoka is really pretty though.

But I hate that they make her front girl position so obvious, as she’s the only girl to wear more than one color.

Miria is really cute. They should show her more.

If Sora was prettier she would probably get more attention, because her voice is great.

To be honest, all the other girls besides Momoka and Miria are kind of lack luster. Sorry Miki, you’re not that cute. XD

Miria is so adorable. She seriously reminds me of Zukki.

Ok, maybe Kawane is a little cute too.

Gee Gee Gee Baby Baby.

Air guitar move?

Now airplane. I though this group was supposed to be known for their dance skill.

Adorable.

Just because you are saying kikoenai doesn’t mean you have to hold your ears.

Look how overly excited Kawane is. Lol.

Love these outfits.

Red rover red rover send Miki right over.

Miria looking fierce. Lol.

Cute.

Seriously. XD

For some reason this reminds me a lot of

Hey! Say! JUMP’s Ai ing Aishiteru dance.

Fairies-Song For You song and PV preview

Recently a PV preview was released for Fairies’s second song off their double A-side debut single, More Kiss/Song For You. The PV preview is a minute long, and is the first time us fans gets to hear the song and see the PV. Well, actually live performances of Song For You are on youtube. But I didn’t watch them.

This song is a lot different from what we heard from More Kiss. More Kiss had more of a hip hop feel, and Song For You has more of a rock feel. I do like that they are trying to release songs in different genres, but the song isn’t really that great. When I think of rock inspiried idol music I think of Buono and Passpo. And this song can’t really hold a candle to them. The music is pretty boring, and for the most part sounds exactly the same through the song. Which I absolutely can’t stand. Their are a few times were the music get interesting, like in the very beginning or right when the chorus hits. But for the most part it’s pretty blad.
As for the singing, it’s also not as good as More Kiss was. The bridge and chorus actually sounds awkward. It sounds like the girls are trying to sing out of their range or something. But the verse sounds pretty good. The group parts are pretty much flawless. And we also get to hear Sora and Rikako sing for the first time. They are both good singers. They have this really nice deep tone in their voices. But Rikako is the better of the two.

The PV is pretty much just a dance shot and close-up. It’s pretty similar to the More Kiss PV. They are even styled nearly the same way they were for the More Kiss PV. The only plus about the PV is where the dance shots were filmed. It’s a pretty big setting with a mansion feel to it but it’s not a house. I actually have no idea where they shot this. All I know is the room is very beautiful and elegant.

Fairies leave me wanting more

A couple of weeks ago the debut PV for Fairies’s debut double A-side single, More Kiss/Song, was released. Which I didn’t even realize was a double A-side until about a week ago.

The PV is fairly simple, it follows the standard idol PV formula of dance shots and close-ups. And since this group is focusing on their dancing and singing abilities, the PV revolves heavily around dances. I’d say a good 3/4 of the PV is just dancing. Which is a tad boring, but I can forgive them because it is their first PV. I can aldo forgive them because they dancing is really good. All that dance experience has payed off because they at an extremely high level. They do still try to add elements that make the PV interesting to watch. The girls are wearing 4 different outfits and they show a small “behind the scenes” of filming. I say behind the scenes in quotes because obviously those scenes are stagged and aren’t actual behind the scenes shots. But they’re still interesting nonetheless. The PV also seems to focus on Momoka. Who is the clear center of Fairies since she is the only one who gets solo lines the entire song. It makes me a bit sad. I would have loved to hear and see the other girls more. But Momoka is definitely the cutest member, so I’m not as upset about it as I should be.

These van scenes in the beginning seem to fake to me.

Obviously this isn’t fake, it just seems staged. It just feels like they said “hurry lets film some random things for the beginning of the PV. I’ll go film the set, and you guys quickly go ride in the van again.”

I love their shoes.

From his angle Miria looks a bit like Zukki.

Their dancing is so sharp and seamless. I am completely impressed by it.

Momoka is definitely a stand out.

Their moves are a lot more interesting than other idol groups.

See what I mean.

Adorable.

Miki is probably the second cutest.

Sometimes Momoka reminds me so much or Arihara Kanna.

Miria is really pretty.

Cute.

I don’t think I’m ever going to get tired of them showing Momoka so much.

Gorgeous!

So lovely. I feel like this is turning into one pic Momoka pic spam. But they seriosuly hardly ever show the other girls.

I’m also getting a soft spot for Miria.

That’s how I survied there’s no other reason! Lol. The English is correct, but it still doesn’t make sense.

That wink!

Fairies-More Kiss PV preview

Avex’s official youtube channel has uploaded a PV preview for newly formed idol group Fairies’s debut single, More Kiss.

Since I first heard the preview of More Kiss I’ve had high hopes, and even higher expectations, for this group. And I am honestly a little dissapointed by the PV so far. I know that they being marketed as an idol group with a high level of skill in dancing and singing. I will never get how that’s not the same theme that DiVA has, because it is. But I was expecting more from this PV than just dancing. In the short minute PV preview it shows Fairies dancing in 2 different places in 2 different outfits, and a very short close-up of one of the members. (Who is absolutely adorable by the way, I think she might be my favorite already.) Now that is usually pretty standard for idol groups, but like I said, I had high expectations for this group. And I really wanted something more from this PV, to grab me in completely But I suppose I shouldn’t be too critical of this PV since it was their first PV. SUPER GiRLS didn’t make a PV worth watching until their 4th PV. But SUPER GiRLS debut PV was adorable, and despite being cheap it was interesting to watch. But I think that stems from the image Fairies is trying to portray. It seems like they are trying to be a group that is at such a high level of singing and dancing you can’t believe they are idols. Which makes me think that Fairies will always release more mature idol sounds. Which is fine by me. It’s nice to have some varitey in idol groups.