I just noticed that it’s been five whole months since the last time I blogged a PV (not counting the melonpan song). Now is as good a time as any to start up again since the new season brought several good new songs, and my favorite by far is the second ending theme to Gundam 00, Stephanie’s Friends. Like Angela Aki (who remains one of my favorite singers), Stephanie comes from a mixed background with an Armenian-American father and Japanese mother, and she’s got a pretty powerful voice.
Friends is my first exposure to her singing – she also sang the ending themes to the Kissdum anime from last year – and I absolutely loved the song. I’d been waiting to see the PV for it, and it finally turned up on M-ON’s KissXKiss program yesterday. The PV itself doesn’t turn out to be too special since it just involves Stephanie standing in an industrial-style room singing into the microphones hanging around her, but it’s thanks to the PV that I’ve been able to listen to the full version of this song on repeat for the past many hours. If this is any indicator of how her music will be, I look forward to hearing more of it.
Friends is due out on January 30th, 2008.
Note: You may have noticed that I’ve switched from using screencaps to uploading a streaming version of the PV. This is something different I’m trying out because I think that screencaps just can’t capture the feel of a full song.