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chatmonchy – Last Love Letter
January 27, 2009, 9:01 pm
Filed under: chatmonchy, Jpop

chatmonchy’s  tenth single “Last Love Letter” will be released on February 4th; this single was self produced by the members. As an added incentive, physical copies of the single will allow access onto a website for a sneak preview of the band’s upcoming album.

(If the PV doesn’t work, it’s here at dailymotion.)

I’m always amazed how, with just three instruments, chatmonchy can create a wide variety of sounds. “Last Love Letter” employs some new, creative beats – the quickfire drumstick taps near the beginning were a great way to kick off the song. Overall, the song’s a fast-paced and high-energy rock song paired with bittersweet lyrics about love.

The PV for the song is quirky, starting off in the year 2050 with a wizened chatmonchy rocking out to a crowd of headbanging seniors. The video then alternates between scenes of the modern chatmonchy playing to an enthused young crowd and the “future” chatmonchy, still rocking out while living their lives as 60-odd year old women.

Overall, “Last Love Letter” is a pretty decent chatmonchy song with heartfelt lyrics and a rocking backing. Aurally, it’s pretty spot on – but the song just doesn’t click with me like some other chatmonchy songs do, and doesn’t have such an impact. After being completely wowed to the floor by their last single, I’m honestly a little disappointed.

This is the last single preceeding their upcoming album “Kokuhaku” (Confession) – so chatmonchy fans who can’t wait for their March album could pick up this single and get the new tracks one month early. (:


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