Keeping the group in the spotlight between singles, Morning Musume ’19 releases the promotional video for the album track “I surrender Ai Saredo Ai (I surrender 愛されど愛)” from the group’s upcoming “Best! Morning Musume 20th Anniversary”. That album will compile singles and new tracks released since the last Morning Musume Best album, 2007’s “Morning Musume All Singles Complete: 10th Anniversary”. Footage from the group’s recent Budokan performance comprises the majority of the footage in the “I Surrender” promotional video. Split screens with grainy black and white and big, bold onscreen lyrics decorate the screen. Transparent geometric blocks also make their presence known in this guitar heavy Tsunku composition. I’m sure the production here will flash some of you back to Morning Musume ’14’s PV for What is LOVE?” with both the video and song production as they share many traits. “I Surrender” gives us another upbeat track for the group to add to its already formidable repertoire. “I surrender ai saredo ai” is available on Morning Musume 19’s retrospective release “Best! Morning Musume 20th Anniversary” on sale March 20, 2019.
Morning Musume (モーニング娘。; Morning Girls), currently known as Morning Musume ’19 (モーニング娘。’19, read as Morning Musume One-Nine), is the lead group of Hello! Project. The group was formed in 1997 on a talent show called ASAYAN ostensibly to find a female rock vocalist for the band SHARAM Q. Although the first lineup of Morning Musume all lost the competition to Heike Michiyo, there were given a chance to debut as group by SHARAM Q member and Morning Musume future producer Tsunku if they could sell 50,000 copies of their demo single “Ai no tane” in five days (they succeeded in four days). It quickly became, and currently is, one of Japan’s top all-girl groups with a number of hit records and albums. The group is known for their ever-fluctuating line-up, with “graduations” and auditions held nearly every year. Although he had previously served as the group’s general producer until 2014, Tsunku continues to work with Morning Musume as their sound producer. Morning Musume’s current lineup includes Fukumura Mizuki (譜久村聖), Ikuta Erina (生田衣梨奈), Ishida Ayumi (石田亜佑美), Sato Masaki (佐藤優樹), Oda Sakura (小田さくら), Nonaka Miki (野中美希), Makino Maria (牧野真莉愛), Haga Akane (羽賀朱音), Kaga Kaede (加賀楓), Yokoyama Reina (横山玲奈), and Morito Chisaki (森戸知沙希, concurrent with Country Girls).
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