A new music video has been released for ‘Summer Dream feat. FEMM (S+ Ver.)’, a collaboration between Japanese mannequin rap duo FEMM and Duke of Harajuku, a member of music label tokyovitamin based in Tokyo.
Duke of Harajuku’s latest album ‘RAZZLE DAZZLE’ features such collaborators as Billboard-charting trackmaker Star Boy and Kanye West/Wiz Khalifa conspirator Gab3, along with Japanese rappers FEMM, PETZ and Young Coco as featured artists.
As a girls’ anthem with a darkly humorous message, mannequin rap duo FEMM’s acclaimed song ‘Fxxk Boyz Get Money’ found an audience with teens and influencers in the United States, quickly spreading around Europe, South America and Asia. FEMM’s debut album ‘Femm-Isation’ brought Japanese female rap to a whole new audience, reaching the Top 10 of Billboard’s World Albums chart in the US.
On November 6, close friends FEMM and Duke of Harajuku released the collaboration single ‘Level Up’ / ‘Summer Dream.’ For the double A-side release, Duke of Harajuku appeared on FEMM’s new track ‘Level Up,’ while FEMM reciprocated with a turn on a recut version of Duke of Harajuku’s ‘Summer Dream feat. FEMM (S+ Ver.)’, the original version of which is on ‘RAZZLE DAZZLE.’
The new video for ‘Summer Dream feat. FEMM (S+ Ver.)’ joins the previous clip for ‘Level Up feat. Duke of Harajuku’.
Duke of Harajuku / ‘Summer Dream feat. FEMM (S+ Ver.)’ music video:
FEMM / ‘Level Up feat. Duke of Harajuku’ music video:
The two videos combine to make up one complete package. The shots in the ‘Level Up’ video where Duke of Harajuku is filming candid footage of FEMM with a camcorder and the scene where his lip-syncing does not match the lyrics (because he is singing ‘Summer Dream’) is designed to match up with the new ‘Summer Dream’ video so that the two promos complement each other.
Both music videos were directed by filmmaker Yuki Tsujimoto, with footage shot over several days in the Tokyo suburbs’ rundown areas to create a mysterious “Oriental” vibe. Check out both clips to see how they fit together.
Artist: FEMM + Duke of Harajuku
Double A-side single: ‘Level Up’ / ‘Summer Dream’
Release date: November 6, 2020
‘Level Up feat. Duke of Harajuku’ (producers: Star Boy + Loesoe + RHC)
‘Summer Dream feat. FEMM (S+ Ver.)’ (producers: Aztro Boy + RHC)
Artist: Duke of Harajuku
Album: ‘RAZZLE DAZZLE’
Release date: September 10, 2020
- WINGS (producer: Loesoe)
- HARAJUKU ANGELS (feat. Gab3) (producer: Star Boy)
- RICHnFAMOUS (producer: Star Boy)
- WOHX2 (feat. PETZ) (producer: Star Boy)
- MELT (producer: Lilikoi)
- SUMMER DREAM (feat. FEMM) (producer: Aztro Boy)
- TONY HAWK (producer: Star Boy)
- Doflamingo Pink (producers: Star Boy + Outtatown)
- I GOT (YALL HOT) (feat. who28) (producer: Star Boy)
- L!F3STYL3 (producer: Jonah)
- GO! (ft. Young Coco) (producers: Star Boy + Outtatown)
- POP★ (producer: Star Boy)
- BA$ED HARAJUKU 3000 (feat. LIL B) (producer: Kyle Van Riper)
- NEVERSTOP (producer: Lilikoi)
Duke of Harajuku