Interesting to see that Perfume would once again use an album song to basically promote the trio’s upcoming album, “COSMIC EXPLORER”, but I was really curious to see what this was like. Though, I was definitely interested in the song because it was more upbeat and had a more stronger beat than a lot of the leading songs for the era. The chorus is actually the best part as it’s definitely a harder punch and it’s quite catchy! My only qualm is hearing them repeat ~chihayafuru~ (the song’s tie-in is a film called that). I suppose that using it to promote the movie makes sense, but it’s just odd. Overall it’s pretty good and a nice lead-in song to the album.
I suppose I could’ve waited for the album to drop to release the song, but I thought I’d get it out of the way. It’s pretty strange that on “COSMIC EXPLORER” the original mix will be on a 2nd disc alongside its instrumental while the main disc will have an album mix…weird marketing strategy. Either way, FLASH is pretty cool and one of the memorable songs for the era…just can’t wait for the album now!