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Vicke Blanka and Taiiku Okazaki have teamed up for Bakashi Hour Night! This highly danceable track has a lot to like. It speaks of friendship, music and retro gaming. The collaboration should be of no surprise when these two J-pop stars are in fact buddies in real life and their love is recorded to all to see. The music video is now available to watch online and stream.
The Japanese word ‘bakashi’ means ‘bewitching’ or ‘enchanting’, ‘BAKASHI HOUR NIGHT’ is a song about friends hanging out together and wistfully longing to “mess around together for decades”. The music was composed and arranged by Vicke Blanka, and the lyrics were co-written by both Vicke Blanka and Okazaki.
The song was mixed by Josh Cumbee, a music producer who has worked with Kygo, Rita Ora and Adam Lambert. His expertise helped the two artists reach for a new level of world-class dance music.
The music video was directed by Mani Kato, who has created memorable videos for a number of artists including Kyuso Nekokami, Gesu no Kiwami Otome and Superfly. The video features Vicke Blanka and Okazaki dressed as a fox and a raccoon as they hang out in Blanka’s room, which is cluttered with records, games and other so-uncool-it’s-cool paraphernalia. The two even dance together. It’s a light-hearted moment to showcase these two as they are, and fans are encouraged to hop on TikTok and use the duet feature to show to their world their love.