Monday, March 30, 2009

C-ute says Bye Bye Bye to quality



C-ute's 8th single, Bye Bye Bye, is being released April 15th. It will be their first release since January.

So, I'm here to give you a better late than never review. This time of C-ute's new PV and song. Which came out about a week ago.

I actually really love the song. But I feel almost guilty about liking it. I think because Kanna's not in it I shouldn't like it as much as I do. I'm Kanna biased!
But the song is really good, I love the dance and techno theme the music has. The overall tempo of the song is a little bit on the slow side though. Even at the chorus it barely picks up.
The line distribution is another reason this song is awesome. Of course there's still the overdose of the Airi/Maimi combo. But everyone else gets 3-4 solo lines. Which is nice for a change. Mai sounds especially great in this song. Her voice wsa just perfect for this song. But I really hate that on every Saki solo line they do that crackling effect to her voice. You can't even really hear her voice. I know Saki isn't the greatest vocalist of C-ute but come on every solo line. That's a little harsh.

As for the PV, I think less than impressed would be an understatement. There's just so many reasons it was a dud for me. First off, I absolutely hate the outfits. They are like futuristic race queen outfits. And the silver and pink combo reminds me of Nono's Robo Kiss outfit.
The PV also focused way to much on the giant Bye Bye Bye screen in the background. I swear they did like 12 separate effects on the background. It's not that important.
And the dance was just an absolute fail. Easily one of the worst and unimaginative H!P dances in a while. For the chorus they just throw their hands up in the air. They really just phoned in the dance.
The overall set is boring too. Take away the big flashing sign and what do you have really? Plain silver walls and a few lights off to the side. It makes it look like a dance shot rather than a PV.
Another thing I don't like is the close up background. I don't understand how Easter pastels match anything. The girls to look really pretty in the close up though. Especially Chisato, she blew me away.




Dramatic silhouettes


Mai trying to look sultry


Awkward dance #1. I don't even know what's going on


Airi saving the PV with her cutness but Mai is not amused


Awkward dance #2. Brush your shoulders off


Saki wants you to stop altering her voice


I have to admit I love those boots


Adorable Airi


Awkward dance #3. Finger waving good


This pic is just too cute


Awkward dance #4. Chorus Fail


When did Chisato get this pretty?


Gosh Maimi looks great


Awkard dance #5. What is this the cotton eyed joe?


Mai looks really mature. And I love her shirt


Erika's face looks weird o_O


Saki looking bland


Awkward dance #6. WTF?


Chisato looks adorable


Saki and Mai is win and cute


More Airi cuteness


Awkawrd dance #7.


Awkward dance #8. It's a point off!


Awkward dance #9. Now hug yourself


As much as I miss Kanna from the song and video, even she couldn't have made it better. She just would have made it more watchable.


2 comments:

tailz said...

I really agree with what you said about the PV. They totally flopped it! The dance IS awkward, and I absolutely hate what they did to Saki's voice. And you're right, Chisato looks really pretty!

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