#songoftheday / REVIEW: 4TE: “MORE”

4TE — pronounced Forte/for-tay — is a new Japanese pop group based out of the U.S.  and if there’s any justice in this world they’ll get a major label deal for Japan and become the J-Pop megastars they deserve to be.  Because, let me tell you, their debut single, “MORE,” is one of the very best J-Pop tunes I’ve heard during recent years.  They’re big fans of two of my favorite J-Pop acts, capsule and Perfume, and they proudly wear those influences on their collective sleeve during the synthy, bass-heavy song that’s primed for dance clubs but infectious enough for pop radio.  If I’d heard this song without knowing who’d produced it, I would have guessed it was capsule’s own Yasutaka Nakata, as it has his flair for layering lush electronic sounds over gigantic beats and uber-catchy hooks, giving you something that is immediately irresistible that also reveals itself in different ways the more you listen to it and notice all the details.  Bravo.

I will have more coverage of 4TE on OtakuDX in the near future, including an exclusive interview.

Youtube info:

▶ 4TE – 「M O R E」Official MV – YouTube

“M O R E” from 4TE’s Debut Double A-Side single “M O R E/Ippo Zutsu”.

Full album will be available to purchase at: http://4teofficial.bandcamp.com/
on January 8th 2015

iTunes currently in the works.

4TEのデビュー両A面シングル「M O R E/一歩ずつ」から「M O R E」のミュージックビデオです。



Melody/作曲: Christi Arredondo, Jennifer Diaz
Lyrics/作詞: Berry Risa, Christi Arredondo
Music/編曲: Richard Garza, Felipe Vilches, Christi Arredondo
Vocals/ボーカル: Chii, Jenny, Mei, Micchi
Choreography/振り付け : Micchi, Jalyna “Jeena” Wojnowski
Video Editor/映像編集: Jeena
Graphic Design/グラフィックデザイン: Ceeney


https://twitter.com/4tejp -Japanese
https://twitter.com/4teeng -English


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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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