J-Pop Trio Perfume Make Music for the Future. Renowned for their music just as much as their sharply-defined performance, the trio have reigned as Japan’s biggest
girlband for some 15 years.
After releasing six studio albums – one being certified double platinum, three being certified platinum, and the most recent two being certified gold – Japan’s beloved musical act Perfume is looking to expand their fanbase to wider, international horizons. Straying away from the “kawaii culture” that many outsiders often ignorantly associate with almost anything Japanese, Perfume is not your stereotypical girl group.
After forming in the early 2000s, Perfume has
The group released their latest record Future Pop last August, the name reflecting a genre that’s supposedly unheard of in mainstream Japanese acts. But it’s this very name, however, that seemingly embodies the spirit of Perfume quite perfectly; a musical group looking to break boundaries with their music and live presence, constantly moving into the future, creating new creative things and making it theirs – but at the same time helping to pave the way for other J-Pop artists to make it nationwide and hopefully worldwide, too.
Recently, the band’s newest album reached #1 on the iTunes Electronic Albums Chart in dozens of countries just two days after being launched. To add to their long career record, Perfume will also be debuting as the first all-female Japanese group to perform at Coachella on April 14th and 21st. With their music and pristinely out-of-the-box creativity, many can anticipate more from the riveting pop trio. Whether the world is ready or not, Perfume is bringing the future. (Text