Perfume – Spice

Perfume Spice

Release Date: November 2, 2011

Track Listing

  1. Spice
  2. Glitter
  3. Spice (Instrumental)
  4. Glitter (Instrumental)


Perfume’s follow up to Laser Beam/Kasuka na Kaori is a mid-tempo song called Spice. As always, production duties on this song are handled by Capsule’s Yasutaka Nakata and by now Perfume fans should know what to expect.

There is some slight deviation from the Perfume formula but not enough to differentiate this from what they have done in the past. In a way this is like I Still Love U from their Triangle album without the 80’s synth pop influence. Not really a bad track to compare Spice to.

With that said  this probably isn’t the greatest thing the group has done for an a-side but there’s enough to make it worth listening to. The layered vocals will probably hook most before they realize that they’ve heard all this before.

The video on the other hand is kind of strange and artsy but that’s alright since it’s also different from what they have typically done. I’m guessing there could be some deep meaning in the imagery but I could really care less.

I spent most of my time looking at Kashiyuka & A-Chan so I didn’t really dig deep & psychoanalyze all the stuff going on with the color palette changes, dancing on tables of food & giant Perfume looking into tiny rooms.

The b-side Glitter is more along the average of what most would expect to hear from this group. Meaning up tempo, Electro Pop, vocal effected goodness. To be honest I prefer Glitter over Spice just because it’s a lot more fun to listen to, even if it’s by the numbers for Perfume.


YesAsia Logo CDJapan Logo

About Greg 994 Articles
Greg is the creator, administrator, editor, code monkey, overlord and general jack of all trades at Selective Hearing. He can be found lurking among the overseas Asian pop fandom and bumming around Japan every year for some reason or another.