If you follow Perfume Disco and also the Perfume Disco Facebook page, you’ve surely noticed the promotional pics for Spending all my Time taken from the Perfume interview on the last issue of Rockin’ on Japan magazine that came out just yesterday.
And that’s about this interview that I want to talk about, since there is quite a good part where the girls express their opinions and first feelings about their new A-side, and I think it’s really interesting and curious to read. Down here you can find a translation made by ojisan from Perfume City Forums, as usual very fast in translating all the latest infos about our girls.
Here it is:
” The first time Perfume listened to the original Spending all my Time, they were much surprised by all English lyrics and no Japanese ones. They are approaching a critical stage and don’t like to change their style when they go overseas.
They felt uncomfortable and begged Nakata to rewrite the lyrics and add Japanese into it. They even said if their request was not accepted, they didn’t want SAMT to be an A-side song. Nakata is like God over Team Perfume, so this request was very rare.
Now, they like Spending all my Time. Even though English lyrics are repetitive, they feel Japanese ones are more seemingly-meaningful.
There was a definition gap for “global expansion” between Nakata and Perfume. The girls think that it is natural that everything does not always go well and they need to adjust it so they can do it.
The PV was directed by Tanaka and it is not suggestive, but very cool with surrealistic element. “
Apparently, the girls weren’t really excited about an english-only song, and expressed their disappointment to Nakata. They obviously solved the matter but this, in my opinion, means more than ever that we won’t probably hear a song similar to this in future, like happened many times in their career (think about GAME, Edge, 575, Spice…).
Also, this is the second time in a row that Tanaka is the PV director, just after Spring of Life. He is also the mind behind all the Kirin Commercials featuring Perfume.
What do you think about this curious episode?
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