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.
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.
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.