Music video for Heaven On The Beach by long running Japanese pop rock band Southern All Stars. The video features cameo appearances of a host of Japanese celebrities, including Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida, Yuko Nakazawa, members of AKB48, Tamio Okuda, Guts Ishimatsu, Kaela Kimura, Kazuyoshi Saito, Dreams Come True, Ken Hirai, Gen Hoshino, Keiko Masuda and Kazuya Yoshii.
Korean music video for Good Luck by pop group Beast, title track of their sixth mini album which was released in June 2014. Haven’t paid much attention to K-pop lately, this song caught my attention though, love the beat; and I like the fact that most songs are co-written by one of its members.
It’s good to see a K-pop group that actually makes music. Don’t get me wrong, appearance is a huge part of K-pop culture, often more important than talent, and I’m hooked with that too. Just that it’s refreshing to see some real “artists” in the industry, which is unfortunately too rare/unappreciated in K-pop.
Japanese music video for Beautiful World, a country song by indie band Lululu [Jp].
Korean music video for My Copycat, the fourth single by pop group Orange Caramel. A fun song, and props (to Digipedi Studio) for doing something something different in a MV – besides the wacky concept, they also integrated a few mini games in the video (prizes will be given to a number of winners).
Japanese music video for New Horizon, released in July 2014 by EXILE, a popular Japanese pop group. Just an OK song, the video is beautiful though.
The boy band was formed in 2001. About half of the 19 members are in their 30’s (the eldest is 45), but the group will continue to bring in new blood to keep them running like a franchise. As a matter of fact, this is the first (official) single featuring five new members.