Monday, February 8, 2010

SCANDAL's Sentimental Moment

Pop/rock band SCANDAL released their 5th major single, Shunkan Sentimental, on February 3rd. It's being used as the new ending theme for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
This video has been floating around for a while now, but I just found out about it recently. I really need to follow SCANDAL a lot closer than I have been. I almost missed this single completely.

I think the song is absolutely amazing. It song sounds a lot heavier than the songs they usually made. They're songs are usually upbeat rock. Even Shoujo S, which is heavier, is more anime sounding than rock. So this so is a nice change from that. This song does have some anime elements to it but they're not so predominate in the song. The bass and guitar completely overshadow it, which is nice. The beat as a whole is pretty standard for a rock song. But that's fine, the simple beat works well with the song. And Haruna's voice makes this song great. She has to be one of my favorite vocalist in Jpop as a whole. I am a little sad that the rest of the girls have to share one solo line. I love Tomomi's voice, so I'd like to hear her a little bit more.

The PV is pretty simple. There's really nothing else going on except them playing in a dimly light warehouse. But it reminds me a little to much of Morning Musume's Nanchatte Renai and Girugamesh's Owari to Mirai PV. I actually think all 3 videos were filmed in the same place, so that's probably why.

SCANDAL's Shunkan Sentimental

Girugamesh's Owari to Mirai

Morning Musume's Nanchatte Renai

There also a few scene where they are inverted for some reason. It's pretty cool looking, but still seems a little unnecessary. But the flame parts add a nice touch to it. Even though it reminds me of Nami Tamaki's Brightdown PV. (I really need to stop comparing this video to other videos.) I also like their solo scenes in front of the white wall, because that's the closest SCANDAL will get to actually dancing.

Haruna looks gorgeous

However Mami is wearing so much makeup she looks like a ghost

I don't know why they don't have official dances. There moves are about as good as Guardians 4.

The disappearing into fire scene is probably my favorite part.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha I didn't know they used the same scene... three very different groups (although I think it suits Giru the most)


AimxAim said...

Yeah I guess it's a pretty popular place to film. XD

I think it suits SCANDAL and Girugamesh.