Kiss Post Behind-the-Scenes Footage From Momoiro Clover Z Collaboration
Just a few days after unveiling a brief look at one part of their collaborative single with Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z, Kiss have posted nine minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the studio.
Part promo piece, part interesting look at the way a Kiss song comes together, the clip follows the evolution of the song 'Samurai Son,' which starts with Paul Stanley trying to hash out arrangements and melodies for the track before he's joined by the other members of the band (and, ultimately, Momoiro Clover Z).
And although it's easy to see this meeting of the minds between two very different bands as a weird one-off gimmick, it's clear that Stanley didn't take his songwriting duties lightly. As he explains at one point during the clip, "I want to write melodies that are classic, that anybody can sing, and that as soon as you hear it, you can sing it back."
Whether he accomplished that with 'Samurai Son' is obviously up to you, but even if you aren't necessarily a Kiss fan, it's fun to hear the various layers of the song come together -- and catch a glimpse toward the end of the video, which uses CG graphics to bring the bands together in a surreal fantasy landscape. Check the whole thing out above, and watch for the single's release on Jan. 28.
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