Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I've been trying really hard to make this blog completely about idols. But I never really have the time to learn about other idol groups, because there's always something going on in the world of idols that I have to blog about. (Eventually I'll know about Idoling!!! and the 48 groups beyond AKB48. Eventually. XD) But since it's been a pretty slow news day for idols, I decided to learn about another idol group. And the idol group I picked is Passpo.
I picked Passpo for three reasons: They are relatively small with only 10 members, are fairly new having only released 4 singles and an album, and are making their major debut soon. Now, I might be an idol fan but I really only care about major idols. Indie idols are usually extremely hard to find information on. I can barely find translations for less popular idols such as Idoling!!! and Canary Club. I can imagine how hard it must be for indie groups. It also steams from me not caring about Research Students, Eggs, or Juniors before they officially debut too. It just seems pointless to learn about people who may or not do anything.
I really like Passpo's overall theme. Being flight attendants is something completely original and unique to Passpo. Another thing I find so appealing about Passpo is that half of the members are either my age or older. And in some odd way that makes me feel a little more connected to the group. XD
After actually listening to their music I was really impressed. The songs seem to be heavier and more rock sounding than the average idol group. But of course the music does still have that sugary sweet idol feel to it. Singing wise I think the group is very talented. I actually wasn't expecting that. However, their vocals mostly sound so strong because all of the girls are singing together. It's like listening to AKB48 for the first time. When all the girls are singing at once it's hard to differentiate each girl's voice and hard to notice who's the stand out. I'm also really looking forward to how the major debut will effect their songs. When Momoiro Clover went major their songs went from semi interesting to full blown awesome. And of course the PVs and outfits also improved.
I definitely think Passpo is worth keeping an eye on. Their major debut with Universal J is scheduled for April 6th. I don't think the recent earthquake will have any effect on that because all the late March releases were pushed back for early April, so everything should be right on track for them. Their debut single is called Shoujo Hikou and I will most likely be making a post about it as soon as anything is released.
To get ready for their major debut here are some of my favorite Passpo songs.
Let It Go:
Natsu Sora Dash:
Muteki Girl: (Not the full song, sorry)
The embedding was disabled so you have to click here to watch.