A very special thank you~♥ to Philip for turning me onto this beaming new artist!! =)! And if you love true to its roots J-Pop you’re so gonna love this!! =)
And so it began with my very first glimpse of Ohara Sakurako in her music video for her 1st solo single “Thank you.” which led to my viewing/listening of her debut single “Gambattatte Iinjanai”……wait =O that did just sound odd didn’t it?..as a ‘1st’ and a ‘debut’ bounce off one another as synonyms don’t they? So in digging a bit deeper: At just 18 with a handful of drama and movie roles in her resume, Ohara Sakurako has really taken an impressive meteoric rise~* in the acting community in landing the female lead role in the movie “Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru” (2013) which thereby appears to have brought upon her musical career launch as the film itself featured the fictional (turned true to life as they’ve released in real life a couple of singles featuring Ohara Sakurako….) band “MUSH&Co” in which her character is a member of which then brings us to her now latest single “Thank You.” Okay I just thought that out in one ‘breath’ and if you’ve been reading here for any length of time then you surely know what I mean by that as I tend to think and type in a simultaneous expression which is to say that I don’t tend to think out a sentence and then type it but rather I type in real time with my thoughts…..which well, then really explains the inevitable run-on sentences and countless typos and other bumps and bruises in vocabulary and sentence structure which without doubt would have all of my dear English teachers giving me the LOOK (・д・`*)！！！Okay so from what I’ve gathered, her debut single “Gambattatte Iinjanai” is her debut as with her collaboration with the fictional then turned real band in real life “MUSH&Co” while today’s featured single “Thank You.” (<–note the period/maru is actually part of the song’s title really =) ) is her (real life) solo debut single free from acting affiliations ^^. Haha okay so enough about those thoughts which go bump in my head and then onto my keyboard and onto her songs here っo(*´∀｀)o！
“Thank You.” (mv)
The visuals for “Thank You.” are pure editing joy~* and imaginative fun with that seamless scene to scene to scene (repeat that many times =D!) magic which immediately makes me think of Marié Digby’s “Say it Again” in the sense of the ‘scene to scene’ movements albeit Ms. Digby’s mv surely takes the fun and imagination of constantly moving props to a whole new level via some awesome planning and awesome human beings =)! So in watching “Thank You.” I immediately felt that same heightened joy and Ohara Sakurako (btw such a CUTE♥ name!!!!) has an immense charming~* purity in her voice and she’s definitely harnessing an impressive range as well as you’ll hear immediately in this one song to begin with! Sakurako~chan also beams that special ~joy of performance~ attitude and she’s quite the enthusiast in her live appearances! And most importantly this song “Thank You.” is well…an immaculately constructed pop~♥ song in just every way ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！♪
And so it’s no question at all that “Thank You.” is receiving the ‘coveted’ =P….
~Maochan♥ Music Seal of Approval~!!!!!
I mean if you love true to its roots J-Pop♥ then you’re absolutely going to fall in love with both this song and the very VERY uber~adora-cute Ohara Sakurako and YES that voice (*´∀｀) ー＞♥♥♥！I promise!!!!
I’m also including the coupling with tracks “Orange no Happy Halloween” which will give you that giddy~walkin’ on SUNSHINE~*~~* feeling if you’re into that sort of thing like me =) along with third act of this single which is a wonderfully energetic acoustic live performance of Sakurako~chan’s aforementioned debut single’s title track “Gambattatte Iinjanai”…here a most spirited performance!!!..and you’ll get a bit of a gist of her bubbly and fun personality right there at the end too.
And so needless to say I’m now a fan with this being just my first purchase/ support for Sakurako~chan♥ ^^.
“Orange no Happy Halloween”
“Gambattatte Iinjanai” (Acoustic Live
Oh! and here’s that aforementioned Marié Digby (amazingly creative and fun!) music video for her most
“Say it Again” (mv)