I know this video was taken quickly and not taken seriously, but I wrote this article for my readers anyway [as always! I’ve always intended for my readers when I wrote articles].
When the video started I thought “ah, too far away from the camera…again!”
but at 0:32 close-range shot came…I was relieved, but something was not right. I kept watching it…
Back to the original camera position. Close-range shot again, this time, grazing round from behind.
We can see several close-range shots, but she didn’t face the camera in none of them.
The most important part of the song: “Sun Sun Summer Time…Yes!” [1:10 at Scarlett’s video, 1:15 and 2:25 at Momoiro Clover’s video]
This is the most important part. Up to this part the music goes up the stairs. The most exciting part of the song. Momoiro Clover members are wriggling and twisting their bodies. Close-up shot arond 2:25 in Momoiro Clover video…up to “Time”. I think it would have been better if it included the end of “Yes”.
While in Scarlett’s video, she neither faced the camera nor smiled at us. She didn’t wriggle her body. She was supposed to go trance at the “Co co co co co” part, but she wasn’t into it. At the same part, she didn’t move her weight to one leg.
“Co co co co” part is a double entendre. It’s obviously the part of “coconut” and birds making sound. You’re supposed to be a bird. Your hand is the bill.
This is a song about being excited about tropical summer (isnt’t it?). More summer-ish outfit and color combination would have been better!