After a long nine month wait, Tomochin’s♥ finally back with a new single release, her now eight ….which just hit store shelves and virtual online carts this past Wednesday, April 20th!! Released in three versions, <~~here I went with purchasing Limited Edition types A & B as the former includes the all essential DVD which includes the title track’s music video ….while the latter held a pre-order promise of something collectible ^^. “HIDE & SEEK” is the theme song for what looks to be a most frightening horror movie titled “Nozoki me” where YES Tomochin herself has gotten her very first starring role in a movie!
Thus, the haunting aura of “HIDE & SEEK” goes hand in hand with this cinematic thriller and not just musically, but also visually as …while not shot in coordination with the movie “Nozoki me”, the music video for “HIDE & SEEK” is in its very own right a mini horror encounter which takes its lead by intermingling the story book fantasy of “Beauty & the Beast” with an ironic twist to boot which is revealed at the song’s/video’s ending. The locations and furnishings all really capture this sort of medieval time period where one would expect to find the likes of a Beauty and a Beast along with the legendary and storied moon and all of the powers it possesses in folklore and fairytales alike.
~The LE extras~
As aforementioned LE type B held the promise of a “collectible” throughout the pre-order period and although I had no idea of what it could be I still went ahead and pre-ordered this version as I’m a total sucker for collectibles at heart =P! So just above is the mysterious collectible and it’s a “HIDE & SEEK” key charm~*!~! Just like the one Tomochin is seen using to unlock the castle doors as she enters into an unknown danger! It’s really cool and well made for sure and you gotta love how the key’s front unlocking point is designed as the letter “HS” in honor of the title track ^^.
First press editions also come with an external photograph extra of Tomochin♥! Just below are the two photos that I received …here representing in wardrobe, the two opposite sides of Tomochin’s character in the mv.
Limited Editon type A
~Itano Tomomi “One last kiss” mp3~
“One last kiss” is an elegant ballad, lavishly produced and while I do so love Tomochin’s up~beat songs so much as it really suits her style and image to a tee! ….I must say that she’s so wonderful in ballad mode here PLUS! Tomochin’s also notable here as this song’s sole lyricist!~!
~Limited Edition type B~
~Itano Tomomi “Triple “o”” mp3~
If you dig Tomochin’s past brand of electro~pop, then you’ll totally feast into single type B’s b-side “Triple “O”” as its atmosphere will have you imagining yourself knee deep at a rave club! Mind you when I first came across this song title I “immediately” wondered what a triple “O”~rgasm would be like (。ーωー。)笑！Now that’s one thing* we have over guys right! Multiples* ………(゜∀゜)………。！！～！！
~The Music Video~
~Itano Tomomi “HIDE & SEEK” (mv)~