Profile: Momosu Momosu (ももすももす)

young female, dark hair, pigtails, minimal makeup, red-black plaid beret, red blouse, holding black guitar close to face, white background.
Singer, songwriter Momosu Momosu (source)

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Summary

Born on Sep 11th 1995 in Saitama Prefecture.
Was in a band while at school.
Started composing her own music and writing her own lyrics.
Did her solo debut on 2018.
Major debut on February 2019 with her single “Mokuba” [Wooden Horse].
Signed with “TRIAD”, Nippon Columbia’s rock label.
Her songs have been featured as ED themes in a number of TV shows.
First TV anime Tie-Up is Hataage! Kemono Michi [Eng: Kemono Michi: Rise Up] with “Anecdote” as its Ending Theme.

Discography

[1st SINGLE] Mokuba – Released on 13 February, 2019
Lyrics, Composition by Momosu Momosu; Arrangement by Momosu Momosu, Shirai Ryoumei
#1. Mokuba
#2. Confession
#3. Mokuba (instrumental version)
#4. Confession (instrumental version)

[2nd SINGLE] Anecdote – Released on 6 November, 2019
Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by Momosu Momosu
#1. Anecdote
#2. Prussian Blue
#3. Cyclamen
#4. Anecdote (instrumental version)
#5. Prussian Blue (instrumental version)
#6. Cyclamen (instrumental version)

Tie-Ups

“Mokuba”
February 2019 Ending Theme of variety show Ougiri.
Pick Up on music program Buzz Rhythm.
February 2019 Ending Theme of TV program Baguette.
February 2019 Ending Theme of talk variety program Chacha ire Monday.

“Confession”
February 2019 Ending Theme of music show CDTV

“Anecdote”
Ending Theme of TV anime Hataage! Kemono Michi [Eng: Kemono Michi: Rise Up].
November 2019 Ending Theme of music program Buzz Rhythm.

“Prussian Blue”
October 2019 Ending Theme of variety program Uchi no Gaya ga Sumimasen!.
Ending Theme of variety/travel program Iroha ni Chidori.

Videos

Confession

Lyrics, Composition by Momosu Momosu; Arrangement by Momosu Momosu, Shirai Ryoumei

Her first music video, excluding her demo song “Usagi no mimi” [Eng: Rabbits ears. Jpn: うさぎの耳]. Released on November 2018.


木馬 [Mokuba]

Lyrics, Composition by Momosu Momosu; Arrangement by Momosu Momosu, Shirai Ryoumei

The title means “Wooden Horse”. Another collaboration project with producer/guitarist Shirai Ryoumei. Featured in a number of TV shows in Japan. Released on February 2019.


Anecdote

Lyrics, Composition, Arrangement by Momosu Momosu

Her first ‘solo’ project, excluding the demo. Tie-up with TV anime Hataage! Kemono Michi [Eng: Kemono Michi: Rise Up]. Released on November 2019.

Opinion

Her sound is based on her voice, on the way she almost under-pronounces the lyrics, on the slight manipulation of the velum to produce more nasal timbres, on the high notes that seem to become even higher as her songs progress and on the deliberate, slightly breathy vocals.

I prefer “Confession” over the rest of her songs, as it makes me feel that it’s the closest to her ideally unique and individualistic sound. It has all her artistic ‘fingerprint’ high notes, that aren’t scattered throughout; they are rather strategically placed to create emotional build-ups. “Confession” seems to have more structure, while being melancholic and ever so slightly bright. I liked the chorus, the guitar phrases that acted as fillers, the changes of the drums, the vivid cadences. Not only did everything work really nicely together, it was a successful collaboration between Momosu Momosu and Shirai Ryoumei.

If you feel frisky, adventurous or if you know your Japanese, have a look at her official profile at the Nippon Columbia website and her official website.

Last updated on 13 Jan 2020.


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