Tokyo Girls' Style Partitian Love
I never used to post much Tokyo Girls’ Style before because I felt they were too niche-y J-pop for a lot of people, but now that I’ve stopped blogging full time and am just posting things I like for fun, I’m finally free to openly stan for Japan’s coolest girl group.

The fivesome lost me a little bit with their last couple of singles after ditching their signature sound to try out some heavier J-rock and bubbly idol pop sounds, but now they’re back to the left-field disco-heavy ’80s synth-pop that made me fall in love with them with their new single, “Partition Love.”

“Partition Love” was produced by longtime TGS hitmaker, Royal Mirrorball, with some help from Yuusuke Koide of hip Japanese rock band, Base Ball Bear. See how edgy TGS is working with disco producers and trendy J-rockers while your fave is begging G-Dragon and Teddy for some of the run-of-the-mill YawnG beats?

The “Partition Love” PV strays from the usual arsty Gothic-Lolita style TGS is know for, opting for a mini-drama format that’s apparently the beginning of an upcoming “romance trilogy.” The story revolves around the group’s youngest member, the 15-year-old Arai Hitomi, who develops a crush on her teacher and then pursues him like he’s Humbert Humbert.

I knew TGS had been subtly ‘maturing’ their image for a while now, but damn! Are they going to give us some AKB48 “Heavy Rotation” realness next?

Anyway, Hitomi chases this dude down and does everything possibly to capture his attention, from faking an ankle injury to get a piggyback ride to the nurse’s room (totally inappropriate!) to writing him juvenile love letters. At one point, she gets super-pressed when she spots one of her fellow jailbait classmates shamelessly putting the moves on her man in the school hallway. The clip ends Wild Things style, with Hitomi showing up to her teacher’s door at midnight, dripping wet from the rain and brandishing a “come deflower me, you know you want to” gaze that could seduce even the most ethical fellow.

The ending is TBC, but I’m guessing part two might revolve around teech locked up in jail for fucking one of his students?

Anyway, TGS stay pushing musical and moral boundaries and remain the No. 1 idol group among Japan’s hipster and indie communities. I pray they stay on this path, and that they also release another New Jack Swing record like the masterpiece that is “Fate.”