Release date: 2008/01/16
1. Baby Cruising Love
3. Baby Cruising Love (instrumental)
4. Macaroni (instrumental)
I don’t really make an effort to hide the fact from friends that I enjoy J-pop. And as such, sometimes when sharing some songs from said genre, a friend has a tendency to ask me “would you really listen to this if it wasn’t Japanese?”
Often I can honestly answer him “yes”, or at least a “yes, though I might not think to check something like this out if it wasn’t Japanese.” However, with this song… If he asked me the same about this song, I’m not sure what I would answer. I mean, while I would say I’m quite open-minded when it comes to music, this is something so not what I’d usually listen to, it’s not even funny. Hell, not only do I think I would probably not listen to it if it wasn’t Japanese, I can’t even believe it myself I’m listening to this, even if it is Japanese.
Not to mention enjoying it… immensely.
Personally I only learned of Perfume not long ago, I think it was from this post from Hello! girl blog, when I saw it linked on Int’l Wota. Usually I don’t even like to check out reviews of artists I don’t know, but for some reason I did that day, and I’m glad I did. I watched the PV and said “pfft, this isn’t THAT special, why all the hype?” However, a day or two later I was still thinking about the song and realized there was something in it that clicked with me right away. I was just intrigued by the song and hell, the cute girls, too. I had to go back and re-watch the PV… and then download their whole discography after that. So that’s the brief history of me and Perfume so far. I tried to listen to all their singles before reviewing this and I did, but I can’t say I’ve listened enough to all of it enough in order to properly compare it with their past offerings… but whatever, enough of that now.
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