If you enjoy watching eccentric music videos such as those by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ), there is another band you definitely need to keep an out for. The band is ‘5572320’ (‘Go Go Nana Ni San Ni Rei’) and with a name like that, it isn’t surprising that a lot of people aren’t familiar with the band. After all, we live in a generation that doesn’t require people to memorize phone numbers anymore!
5572320 is a mysterious all-girl rock band that debuted in March 2015 under Sony Music Labels. The band consists of 8 high school girls – 5 drummers and 3 guitarists. So you can expect that the music produced will be really heavy rock music! Also, many people are impressed with the level of talent and skill that these girls possess as it far exceeds that of the average high school student.
Their identities were initially kept a secret to try and allow the girls to concentrate on their high school studies. However, the members were later revealed as the same members of the Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku Japanese idol group, which is managed by Stardust Promotion and was formed in August 2009.
The first single released by 5572320 is entitled ‘Hanseiki Yuutousei’ (Half a Century Honor student) which received more than 1.8 million views in one week. However, the music video is not what many would consider bizarre. However, the second single ‘Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta’ that the band released most certainly is where many don’t quite understand the meaning behind the music video.
However, according to Sojiro Kamatani, the music video director, the theme of the video is the transitioning period from a child to an adult. But that still doesn’t explain the bright orange hairstyle and thick bangs that cover the eyes? Perhaps there is no significance, just like the biscuits that are heavily featured in the video to promote the Coconut Sable biscuits. Although the opening scene may appear to resemble that of a Japanese horror movie, rest assured because nothing scary actually occurs.
So, check out the ‘Ponpara Pecorna Papiyotta’ music video and see whether you think it’s bizarre as well – and of course, whether you can decipher it!
5572320 Website *Japanese Only