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Ongaku Gatas – Come Together

Posted in Hello!Project, Ongaku Gatas on August 28, 2008 by Pex

Hello!Online has the new OG PV, Come Together.

Overall, I like it. I don’t think the vocals are quite as strong as in their debut single (can’t honestly remember what the second one sounded like, I’ve only heard it a couple of times), but they are competent enough. Where the song really works for me is in the guitar work. It really does, for lack of a better word, rock. To be honest though, the vocals just aren’t quite strong enough to successfully compliment the music they accompany. Almost, but not quite. But it is a good song, and I think it will grow on me even more over time.

As for the video, I think this may be one of the most “western”-inspired videos H!P has done. Showing the girls behind the scenes at concerts, with unperfectly lighted shots and casual camera angles, and mixing them with shots of the girls in cute matching orange jackets and black leather skirts against a turquoise backdrop…it wouldn’t look a bit out of place on late 80s/early 90s Mtv. And that’s a good thing. I don’t think I’ve seen a video like that in a long time, and it’s a nice change of pace.

It’s just a shame I can’t seem to remember half the girls’ names. Namely, the ones who aren’t Konkon, Mai, Yossy, and Rika…