5572320 – Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta

5572320 - Ponpara Pecorna PapiyottaThe release of 5572320‘s 2nd single Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta (ポンパラ ペコルナ パピヨッタ) was announced on October 5th.

5572320 (五五七二三二〇 ; go go nana ni san ni rei) is a performance unit dubbing themselves members of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku (私立恵比寿中学) and formed for the 50th anniversary of Coconut Sable.

Their 1st single, Half a Century Honor Student (半世紀優等生 ; Hanseiki Yuutousei) released this March, was an unusual combination of five guitarists and three drummers, for a super-heavy rock number. The music video broke 1.8M views within a week of its release, and the group has caused a buzz as a “mysterious girl band”.

Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta, the group’s 2nd single, sees a star-studded lineup of artists, with Yoko Kanno composing the song and KenKen, Hideki Aoyama, and Tsuneo Imahori performing.

The 1st single was Coconut Sable’s attempt to transition away from the image of a mundane snack, with a hard rock performance. By contrast, the new track explores the trials and tribulations of teenage girls transitioning from children to adults, with the inner conflict of whether one should embrace or resist change. The music video explores their innermost thoughts in a surrealistic fashion.

Composition, arrangement, and piano work: Yoko Kanno. Anime and commercial music producer. Major hits include the soundtracks to Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell S.A.C, the theatrical version of Aquarion, Macross F, Kids on the Slope, and Shimotsuma Monogatari. Recipient of the Japan Gold Disc Award, Music Award for the Tokyo Anime Awards, and many others.

Base guitar: KenKen, bassist from Rize. Produced the music for Half a Century Honor Student, the single by 5572320 that was released in March.

Drums: Hideki Aoyama. Recently active as the drummer for Kat-Tun, Babymetal, and others.

Guitar: Tsuneo Imahori. In addition to playing supporting guitar for Yosui Inoue, acts as band leader for Yoko Kanno’s numerous works.

Video director: Sojiro Kamatani, affiliated with Qotori Film. Major directorial and art direction works include: Suntory CC Lemon: Ninja High Schoolers and Soredemoshitai by Ken Hirai.

5572320 - Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta

5572320 - Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta

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