The J-Pop Trios’ First Single of 2017 (and their first in 15 months) is their best A-Side in Years.
Perfume’s fifth album (last year’s Cosmic Explorer) turned out to be another solid slice of pristine pop from my favourite J-Pop performers. However, it was certainly one of their weakest albums to date and the lead up to the album’s release had been a bumpy road. Sweet Refrain was an enjoyable but unadventurous single, Cling Cling tried a little harder but relegated its best material to B-Side status, and Star Train was resoundingly disappointing. The best single of the Cosmic Explorer era was Pick Me Up and, for me, Tokyo Girl is not dissimilar. Continue reading