In honor of the fact that Kis-My-Ft2’s complete video has been uploaded to YouTube (in edited form, of course …), I can not help but write about each one. To put this in context for Bias List readers, Kis-My-Ft2 (or Kisumai as they are often called) is my J-pop version of Infinite. Tois how much I love them and their discography.
Still, I rarely write about them because it was so hard to find online links to their music … until now!
Kimi no Iru Sekai (2017)
To Tonights coupling song, the guys give us the exact opposite sound and energy. Kimi no Iru Sekai is a sentimental ballad – which every Johnny’s act has in their discography. Despite a wide range of skill levels when it comes to vocal performance, I tend to enjoy most Kisumai ballads. They feel sincere and almost always boast of strong melodies.
When it comes to J-pop ballads, Kimi no Iru Sekai is your default sound. But extra percussion gives it weight and drive. It is filled with all the bells and whistles, creating a satisfying whole. Unlike previous ballads, the line distribution is much more even. As I said, there is quite a difference between the “best” and “worst” singers in this group, but that diversity proves to be charming – especially when you get to know the individual members’ characters. It’s hard to explain why this rough-and-tumble element has such a big appeal – especially to a K-pop fan accustomed to studio perfection.
The video is ultimate cheese depicting the guys as grooms in white suits. I would assume they are not all marrying the same person, but who am I to judge?