Released on May 18th, Amuro Namie’s latest single release “Mint” is the main theme song for the diabolically infused drama “Boku no Yabai Tsuma”, and in fitting fashion the title track is as intensely driven as the drama’s plot itself.
Take one part drum~line and thumping bass groove, add one of the coolest and most mysteriously intriguing guitar riffs ever to dance over an Amuro~chan tune, stir appropriately with our favorite R&B goddess’ voice…. and you have “Mint.” And honestly this song requires headphones to be fully appreciated on its many levels of pop~rock awesomeness!! And it’s not too often that I’d say that an Amuro Namie song is guitar driven, however this one so is! And in the best of ways as the central guitar riffs cascading interludes coupled with those chunky cut through steel power chords really create “Mint”’s sense of heightened mysteriousness for lack of a better way of describing how these amazing tones and rhythms give “Mint” its incredibly addictive groove!~!
~Amuro Namie “Mint” (mv)~
And not to merely be window dressing, here the MV for “Mint” is every bit in tune with the rhythm’s drive as a literal wall of sexily clad dancers pay choreographed homage to the song’s bottom end and then some! Consider this one a tour de force of visual candy for the senses as even the mid break presents some of the absolute coolest choreographed formations as they’re captured and edited in a larger than life visual all moving in perfect rhythm. But don’t take my word for it, get those headphones on and click~* play for perhaps the very best music video production you’ll see today….. no kidding!! ^^
~Amuro Namie “Chit Chat” mp3~