The second Christmas song is Jingle Bell (Kari) by Miyavi.
This is actually one of my favorite Miyavi songs. I think this song really shows his vocal ability, he sounds amazing in it. This song is relatively slow, but it does pick up towards the end. The song is a play on a Japanese folk song. It has almost the same exact harmony as the folk song. This song also has random English and French lines thrown in for good measure. The actual lyrics to the song are all over the place, but it’s still a nice song. This song was released in 2002 as a single, but no PV was made for this song. Miyavi also has another Christmas themed song, MERI- kurushimiMASU death ~fuyu, Toraum, zekkyou, gyakugire~. Translating as
Merry Painful death~winter, Torauma, Screams, Hot Headed~. But it envolves a lot of screaming and very little to do with Christmas.
Anyway enjoy Jingle Bell (False). Also enjoy Miyavi making one hot Santa.
I found the best Miyavi news in a long time. Miyavi has finally changed his hair! About a week ago I happened to come across PSC and Miyavi’s 2009 calendars. His hair is on the normal side now. It’s a mix of his oresama hair and his kekkonshiki no uta hair. And as a huge Miyavi fan I am pretty much rejoicing. So let’s take a trip down Miyavi’s ugly hair memory lane.
Kimi ni Negai wo:
Miyavi’s hair in this PV isn’t bad at all. But it’s the beginning of the end. This is just the last time his hair actually looked decent in a video. I love this video, MYV looks gorgeous with his blue contacts. The song as a whole is really sweet also.
And the ugly hair begins. My first reactions to this is, “what’s going on?” He shaved both sides and put the rest in some sort of ugly pony tail up-do. The overdose of pink in the promo photos didn’t help either. I didn’t like that he was starting to look more girly. And to this day I have yet to watch the PV because I can’t get passed his hair. I guess that makes me a bad fan. But I really like the song. “Love me because I love you” I can relate to that. ._.
Sakihokoru Hana no you ni -Neo Visualizm-:
The beginning of Neo Visualizm. My face dropped to the floor when I saw this video. It was curly and it had fake hair pieces in it. It was also pinned and put in a stupid hat. I was a little hesitant to listen to this. His style went way over the top and it was a different type of music then he usually did. And his black outfit with the gloves turned me off the video completely. And for a while I wouldn’t even watch the video.
Subarashiki kana, kono sekai -WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD-:
Now by this video I pretty much accepted and tolerated his new style of clothes and music. This hair and outfit is much better then in the Neo Visulaizm video. I actually liked his clothes in this one. And I started to think he looked good like this. I got passed the video and actually really love this song.Hi no hikari sae todokanai kono basho de:
His hair in this video annoyed me so much. He had more hair pieces and it was braided. And the hair looked dry and dead. It was just terrible as a whole. But his clothes were more toned down and almost normal looking. This song was my favorite out of all of them. It had less “hip-hop” influences.Now this post as a whole must sound very shallow and fangirl-ish, but looks would never stop me from listening to his music. I gradually got passed his ugly hair, once I realized his lyrics didn’t change, just his style of music. And I reluctantly accepted his change because Miyavi never keeps the same hair for that long.
His new hair is ok looking. I hope he doesn’t keep the stupid multi color hair extensions. But his hair might not even last like this for long. I guess I’ll have to wait for his next single.