Seigar Recommends: “Mona Lisa (モナリザ)” by Zombie-Chang

Cover Artwork of Petit, Petit, Petit.

Seigar, the photographer, is back.

I’m bringing you some Japanese vibes today. Zombie-Chang has just released her third full album, entitled Petit, Petit, Petit — she’s being a bit tricky, though, because she is rearranging some old tracks to be part of this eight song record. When you listen to the first song, “Lemonade,” you can feel globalisation around — it’s fun, new, and fresh. With “イジワルばかりしないで” (ijiwaru shinai de), everything gets mixed, it starts like an electroclash song, and then it becomes bubble-gum; it’s like listening to Peaches transforming into Shampoo.

Zombie-Chang has 28k followers in Instagram. I knew about her because of a Spotify playlist. I wonder how many good Japanese singers we are missing in our tracklists. It seems this album is less electronic than her previous ones. She’s got a band and she’s producing a more organic sound. The live band can’t change her synth pop style, though — she still sounds absolutely brilliant and shiny.

Her image is cool, and “Mona Lisa” is a quirky statement, so enjoy the video!

(Song recommendation by Seigar)

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