TOP 10 IDOL MV – April 2021

TOP 10 IDOL MV - April 2021

After all this time, you should know what happens on this site at the beginning of a new month: yes, a new top 10 of the best MV. As it often happens, April gave us a lot of incredible idol music and videos, so let’s check them out.


10) どーぷちゃん (Dope-chan) – stargaze

The starry MV for the aptly titled “stargaze” gives a chance to get more of that electronic hip-hop sound by Dope-chan. Even if the song seems a quiet and a bit dark-sounding one, it finally explodes in a party-like tune towards the end, while also keeping that nocturnal atmosphere. Once again, nice job from this trio.


9) あまりりす (Amaryllis) – 群青シンセシス (Gunsei Synthesis)

The intensity of “群青シンセシス” (Gunsei Synthesis) by Amaryllis is something you can’t really ignore; really, how would you forget about the fast and powerful beat accompanied by a trance-like bass? And how about the some cute and catchy vocals on top of them? Fans of EDM-oriented idols will surely enjoy this one.


8) THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO – 東京パレード (Tokyo Parade)

You’d expect “東京パレード” (Tokyo Parade) to be a parade-like song… and that’s exactly waht it sounds like. The first MV by THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO brings us the five girls in suites singing over a marching band sound. It almost feels like some sort of Christmas commercial, except Santa is on holiday and sent his favorite idols in his place.


7) ミズシラズ (mzsrz) – ノイズキャンセリング (Noise Canceling)

In case you needed some more electro-pop idol music, mzsrz brought us their latest MV. Created with the help of Vocaloid producer DECO*27 “ノイズキャンセリング” (Noise Canceling) is a very high quality EDM-inspired song with a memorable hook and a really nice synth melody.


6) SAKA-SAMA – 抱えきれないわ (Kakae Kirenai Wa)

Introduced by some calming piano notes and quiet vocals, SAKA-SAMA‘s “抱えきれないわ” (Kakae Kirenai Wa) quickly turns into an experimental art pop song. Despite being a bit short, it contains a lot of interesting elements such as glitched noises, background reverberated vocals and a childish/playful tone throughouy the song. The video also features some nice shots, enhancing the artistic feel of the song.


5) 神使轟く、激情の如く。 (Shingeki) – BAD CAKE

Once again, Shingeki went mad with their genre-bending music. Besides the very colorful video which is already impressive by itself, “BAD CAKE” blends alternative metal intensity, hardcore elements, hip-hop beats and rapped vocals, a jazzy piano and a bit of catchiness in the chorus. Yes, the usual Shingeki.


4) デビタント (DEVITANT) – Drink out

The night atmosphere of “Drink out” made me fall in love with DEVITANT. Featuring some very nice bass lines and many hip-hop and R&B elements, the song is the perfect musical representation of going out at night in a big city; and the MV, of course, helps recreating that feel.


3) 誰もシラナイ。 (Daremo Shiranai.) – エンダー (Ender)

Although apparently they can’t stick to one genre, Daremo Shiranai. keep releasing very enjoyable songs and “エンダー” (Ender) may be one of their best ones. Made by a refined and yet intense form of post-rock, the music feels very emotional and follows the classic highs & lows formula of the genre, with calming piano notes suddenly leaving room to a powerful rock chorus.


2) TOKYOてふてふ (Tokyo Tefutefu) – cry more again

Considering how I wasn’t that much impressed by their previous videos, I wasn’t really expecting to put Tokyo Tefutefu among the top three MV’s of April. But “cry more again” immediately blew my preconceptions away, with a progressive-oriented and aggressive metal/rock sound featuring some twisted and a bit gloomy keyboard melodies, which also go totally nuts at some point.


1) KOTO – BACK TO THE UNIVERSE

The last MV from the legendary KOTO absolutely deserved to be at the top of this list. Through the synth/electro-pop sound of “BACK TO THE UNIVERSE”, she managed to turn a sci-fi Z-movie into a masterpiece and the bizarreness of both the song and the video are an awesome way to say goodbye to this incredible idol. We are definitely going to miss her, that’s for sure.


Honorable Mentions

THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO – THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO I

The Orchestra Tokyo

Listen to the first mini-album from the idol group THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO, a very nice release full of hope, energy and lots of positive vibes.

THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO is a new idol unit which was announced last January and recently released their debut mini-album, THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO I; let’s see what they have to offer with these five songs.

Let’s start by saying that the music contained in this release is as high quality as it is varied, taking elements from a quite wide range of genres and giving each track its own, different identity. “ROUTE MYSELF” starts off the album with a sparkling, fast-paced and very catchy idol rock sound, constantly shifting from being powerful to emotional and back.

The following couple of tracks make use of a brass section in two different ways: “HONEY TRAP” adds some nice jazz elements — how can you not enjoy that walking bass? — to the same sound we met before; on the other hand, “ESCAPiSM” draws inspiration from some sort of latin pop, with an almost reggaeton rhythm in some parts, despite actually sticking to the usual formula.

Next is “HOTARU”, which lets us take a break from the intense music we got until now; with a more emotional and quiet atmosphere, the song evolves by adding soulful strings and piano notes emphasized by the energy of the electric guitars. Finally, “My HERO” surprises us by closing the album with an EDM-pop sound fueled by the same positivity which accompanied the listening throughout the whole mini-album.

Overall, this debut ep from THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO is a very good release which, in just twenty minutes, manages to convey a huge amount of hope and optimism, which is what we need during these difficult times. You can listen to THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO I below or on your favorite streaming service.


THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO: new idol unit featuring Hirasawa Mei

The Orchestra Tokyo

New idol unit THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO announced the start of their activities through their Twitter account.

The group’s line-up includes Hirasawa Mei (formerly in NILKLY and There There Theres), Yuuki Mai (ex-atME), Oishi Kanon, Kuramoto Sakuya and Ryukawa Noriko.

THE ORCHESTRA TOKYO also announced the date for their debut live show, which will be held on the 27th of February at SHIBUYA DIVE.

The Orchestra Tokyo

The Orchestra Tokyo

Source: Twitter [The Tokyo Orchestra]