Probably what a lot of fans are asking to themselves in this moment is: where is the GLITTER PV? In less than a week the new Perfume single Spice/GLITTER will be released, and still there’s no sign or news about a music video, which is very weird, considering that Perfume PVs usually come out 2 weeks earlier the release. All we know is that the PV for GLITTER has been released on mobile phones in Japan (divided into parts, each one costs like 210yen if i’m not wrong. Pretty absurd imo.), and yet it didn’t leak out. That’s strange… No leaks, not a preview or screenshot, no news about it… nothing at all.
Then, yesterday, on the website of Space Shower TV (a Japanese Television) the Spice PV popped out of nowhere in the programs schedule, without any date, just this writing:
So, at this moment, there’s an high probability we’ll see the Spice PV before the GLITTER one… Confusion. Lots of confusion. The marketing behind this single is really weird, and all of the Perfume fans are pretty much confused: Tokuma/Amuse never did such a similar promotion for a Perfume single.
And, for some reasons, i think they are confused too.
They said the JPN tracklist will have 13 songs, but they’ve announced only half of it (all of the previous A-sides: Fushizen na Girl, Natural ni Koishite, VOICE, NEE, Laser Beam, Kasukana Kaori). Plus, the bonus Limited Edition DVD list. Basically, they’ve announced everything, but half of the tracklist… mmh, why? We’ll talk about this later… let’s go back to the singles.
One thing you probably already know is… they’ve indirectly announced that GLITTER will be in JPN. Yes, exactly. Take a look at this…
As you can see, they’ve actually said that GLITTER will be in JPN. It couldn’t be more clear, yet Tokuma didn’t say anything about it in the album announcement.
And what about Spice? Well… judging from the single tracklist, it’s the first song, and like every single in the history of music, the first song is the A-side, and A-sides are always included in the incoming album. Also, the Spice PV is in the JPN Limited Edition DVD, another sign that might confirm my opinion.
So… why Tokuma is making all of this confusion around this single? Why aren’t they saying anything about the role of this single in JPN, or about the PVs?
My personal opinion and answer is: because both Spice and GLITTER will be in JPN.
They have announced only half of the tracklist, even though it’s OBVIOUS that they already know it completely. And you know why? Because Spice and GLITTER will be there, but they can’t say it, or else the single won’t sell well as it should. Who would buy a single with two songs included in an album coming out 3 weeks later, besides hardcore fans? Not a lot of people, i guess. Or maybe occasional purchasers. And that’s why i guess the complete tracklist will be unveiled at least a week or two after the single release.
Plus, FAKE IT is around the corner, with all of the times they performed it this year in festivals, and the fact that they’re hiding so much the live dance and performance (the latest PTA video released today is the proof of this), this might be the remixed b-side inserted in the album. So the tracklist would be something like: 6 old A-sides + Spice + GLITTER + FAKE IT. Nine (9) songs that we already know, out of 13. And taking a look at the Japanese music industry, this wouldn’t be anything new at all.
Obviously, these are just my opinions and suppositions, the album could even be completely different from what i guess, but i wanted to talk about this and write here my 2 cents.
My biggest hope, is that we’re going to get at least 4-5 new songs in the album, so i think im not asking for too much. I hope the Perfume’s management is doing the right thing.
Well, by the way… leaving aside all of these managing talk and suppositions, i will buy both the Spice/GLITTER single (for the poster and cause i already own all the singles, and leaving behind this it’s against my nerd collector spirit lol) and the album (unless it’s a Best Of, lol).
So, in conclusion: what do you think about all of this? What are your suppositions and thoughts about the upcoming single and album? Write a comment and let me know your opinion!
That said, i’ll see you guys soon. I’m gonna upload a new video this weekend, so stay tuned!
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EDIT = THE SPICE PV HAS BEEN UNVEILED TODAY 10/27 ! ! !