Girls’ Generation‘s weird new single “Flower Power” is in stores now, which means two very amazing things: performances and b-sides!
The Princesses of Perfection joined J-pop superstars SMAP and AKB48 on Kayou Kyoku last night to bust out the flawless “Flower Power” for the first time. Clad in leather booty shorts and knee-high boots, the girls mimed, swivelled, and strutted across the stage like a Nicole Scherzinger-less Pussycat Dolls, and I loved every second of it. Especially Sunny, who is so clearly the star of this single that it’s not even funny. At this point, they may as well just let Sunny go solo so she can fulfill her destiny of becoming the next Michael Jackson/Madonna/Elvis.
With the release of “Flower Power”, Girls’ Generation have delivered what is shockingly their first b-side track ever, “Beep Beep”. It’s a stunning little ditty built around bubbly synth-pop and silly sound effects, and it contains what could possibly be the cutest chorus since “Call Me Maybe” fever struck: “Hello hello / moshi moshi / ciao ciao / busy busy!“. It’s the perfect medium between the sunshine & lollipops of SNSD’s Korean albums, and the more modern dance-pop of their Japanese releases.
I don’t know how this one didn’t make it on the group’s upcoming Girls & Peace album, but it wouldn’t be the first time that an artist has saved the best stuff. Just look at Girls Aloud. Or Kylie Minogue. Or Janet Jackson.
Now excuse me while I invent adorable music videos for “Beep Beep” in my head.