[Note: This promotional video is currently blocked in North America]
Launching again from their latest album Hey, Girls! today we have the six members of Tokyo Performance Doll with a new promotional video. “Collection” features Taku Takahashi from m-flo behind the decks. In this short version, we get a taste of the TPD live performance. The girls hit the stage backed by their “TPD” array of lights in stylish denim accented outfits. Solo shots of the girls crank up the style in a locations around a race track including Takashima Nana amidst the pillars under a platform and Jonishi Seira on the topside of the platform. Large block titles and moments of film degradation give the film 70’s movie grit like a hard-boiled detective drama played out on the NASCAR circuit. As for the track itself, Takahashi gives TPD plenty to work with. Deep bass sounds augment the variety of feels as the song dips to half time for a hard groove. “Collection” happens to be one of my favorite album tracks from the recently released album, and I hope you enjoy the beats. “Hey, Girls!”, the second album from the reboot of Tokyo Performance Doll, is available in stores now.
Tokyo Performance Doll also known as TPD (東京パフォーマンスドール) is a J-pop idol girl group that existed from 1990 to 1996 and was revived in 2013. Inspired by Onyanko Club, it had seven main members and several other “trainees” for live performances, a formula later followed by Morning Musume, AKB48, and others. TPD was based in Tokyo, and launched sister-bands in other cities: Osaka Performance Doll in 1993 and Shanghai Performance Doll in 1996. It was announced in June 2014 that after 17 years, the group was being revived with an all new line up. Tokyo Performance Doll’s current lineup includes Takashima Nana (高嶋菜七), Jonishi Seira (上西星来), Sakurai Saki (櫻井紗季), Hamasaki Kaho (浜崎香帆), Waki Akari (脇あかり), and Tachibana Futaba (橘二葉).
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