Having surpassed 2 billion plays, the wild success of their single ‘Suki! ~Cho ver~’ has helped Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu find fans all around the world, uniting the globe with “suki” (love). Now, to make the most of all that “suki” power, the group have released a brand-new mini-album, ‘Heart Gyutto!’, along with a music video for lead track ‘Gyutto!’.
The Japanese word “gyutto” means “squeeze tightly”, and the new track ‘Gyutto!’ is all about firmly hugging your favorite someone. Check out the music video for a super-cute “Gyutto! Dance” on the beach, a sprinkling of heart-squeezing lyrics, and the adorable sight of the members competing for the attention of… a polar bear?! It’s the perfect excuse to learn the “Gyutto! Dance” moves and dance together with Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu.
This 12-track mini-album includes five new songs, such as the title track ‘Gyutto!’, which stands out for its lyrics that hit you right in the heart, the remarkable song ‘Memories’ written by Maguro Taniguchi (KANA-BOON), with its emotional lyrics and refreshing melody line, and ‘Cupid in Love’, which was released on streaming platforms on February 2. For the first time, it also includes instrumental versions of the songs so you can sing along!
Also, Shinobu Kayano, who designs outfits for AKB48 and many other idol groups, created the members’ costumes for the music video.
Comment from costume designer Shinobu Kayano
“I am good at creating costumes with lots of ruffles, but lately I haven’t had the chance to design outfits as cute as Cho Tokimeki♡Sendenbu’s, so I was very pleased to have this opportunity! This time, the idea was to create costumes with each member’s unique color, but also with a lot of white. I submitted some design drawings, out of which costumes with plenty of ribbons and ruffles were chosen, so we went ahead and produced them.
“During the fitting, all the members were really thrilled about each embellishment and of course the costumes themselves, and when they saw the heart-shaped buckle on the belt filled with rhinestones, they said with big smiles, ‘We are going to include hearts in the choreography, too ♡,’ and I had no doubt that it was going to be a hit! Please check out the cute Japanese outfits full of ruffles in the video for ‘Gyutto!’ from the new mini-album, released on June 22, 2022 (Wed). U will like it!!”
For all the fans who fell in love with Cho TokiSen and their smash hit ‘Suki!’, we’re going to squeeze your heart and never let go! We hope this song helps you to “gyutto!” tightly with fans all over the world ♡
‘Heart Gyutto!’ download and streaming links