So, full disclosure: I’ve heard this song before. I’m aware it’s their breakout single, and I find the tune to be somewhat catchy. But I’d never seen the video.
I have just one word for all of it: incomprehensible.
The video kind of has a “Tears for Fears” psychedelic vibe to it, flickering back and forth between different, entirely arbitrary pieces of footage that have little to do with anything. At one point they’re wearing pretty white dresses, at one point severe business suits, latex, who the heck knows… some pink airplane somewhere doing something. I guess it had a futuristic theme but I’m completely confused as to what, if anything, it was saying. Even though the tune is catchy, the lyrics really don’t mean anything.
I guess it’s no wonder that it sold ten times more than furusato, and was their breakout single, then. People love incomprehensible. I think they think it’s artsy.
That’s not to say I didn’t like it, it just confused me. I’m not actually sure whether to like it or not. But, as I said, the tune is catchy, so there’s that.
Let’s just pick some Lone Stars at random on this one.
They always seem to struggle with the moving high parts, but otherwise solid.
W. T. F.
Going right in the middle, because it confused me.
Total Lone Stars
I really have no idea what to rate this.