It’s been ages since Vivian Hsu last released a full length J~pop album and my anticipation grew even further after an initial release date delay which occurred a few months ago gave no indication of a new date at the time but it’s finally here! And the wait was well worth it and for any Vivian Hsu fan I think you’re going to absolutely fall in love with this album!!..not to mention there was also a “date~chance” opportunity included (note: ticket has expired as of this writing). And because her “NICE AND NAUGHTY” single previously included a making of but no pv for the song the first press edition is a must as you can now own an official release of the music video which is sexy x’s 10 plus there’s also the previously released pv for “Beautiful Day” and a very very awesome special surprise~*!!
Remember the Black Biscuits? They were a comedy team x disco inferno joy back in the late 90’s and one of their musical signatures could be found in their single “Timing” which had the infectious power to shift the universe and well…also bring back the afro and bell~bottoms and yes..questionable home décor everywhere (^q^)! My only wish~* is that they would have included the original pv here too as it’s a bit of a tease to get a “document” version which plays like a making of clip set to the song itself so in that sense it’s still most enjoyable as the song is in tune with the visuals throughout =).
~Vivian Hsu ”タイミング～Timing～” (Making Movie clip)
~Updating a J~Pop classic!!~
In addition to the awesome remake of “Timing” which I’ve totally fallen in ♥ with for its all new breezy modern pop arrangement born from a disco frenzy (and also especially for that new pre~chorus and how it leads in with those drums) half of the album does its best to update and put new spins on older songs including “Koi ni ochite –fall in love-“, “Nagai aida”, “Friends” and “Toki no nagare ni mi wo makase” all of which are from the mid 80’s to late 90’s. New arrangements always breathes new life into a song ♪♪～ and yet they can keep in tune with their nostalgia when done with respect to their originals surely. And vocally if you think back to Vivian Hsu’s J~Pop debut where you could tell she was consciously sounding out the Japanese syllables singing them through memorization at times rather than through the lyrics themselves, that in itself is a bit of nostalgia as back then she matured so quickly till now where you can feel the songs’ lyrics with much more conviction~.
Recommended listening ♪♪～
”タイミング～Timing~”、”NICE AND NAUGHTY”, “Sunday Morning”, “Beautiful Day”, “Toki no nagare ni mi wo makase” & “Nagai aida.” =)
~Vivian Hsu “タイミング～Timing~” mp3~
~Vivian Hsu “Koi ni ochite –fall in love-“ mp3~
~Vivian Hsu “Nagai aida” mp3~
~Vivian Hsu “Friends” mp3~
~Vivian Hsu “NICE AND NAUGHTY” MP3~
~Vivian Hsu “MY LOVE” mp3~
~Vivian Hsu “Rainbow (The d.e.p.)” mp3~
~Vivian Hsu “Beautiful Day” mp3~
~Vivian Hsu “Sunday Morning” mp3~
~Vivian Hsu “Toki no nagare ni mi wo makase” mp3~
And speaking of teasing* after all this time you can finally get the original pv for her previously released single “NICE AND NAUGHTY”…but first here’s a link to “Beautiful Day” which is also included…..
~Vivian Hsu “NICE AND NAUGHTY” (music video)~
The visuals for “NICE AND NAUGHTY” definitely lives up to their billing and the alluring and high energy direction and the constant sexual* tension coupled with engaging editing make for what may be the best Vivian Hsu pv♥ ever!!
Hmm…I’m not exactly sure about all of the monkey~love fuss within and I’ve heard of the term ‘monkey~love’ so perhaps that lends into gorilla’s being just as naughty* I wonder (。ーωー。) ？．．
..and for a bit more naughtiness* you can visit the original posting here~*.