HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR 


Let’s look back at HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR’s first hit PRIDE.

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ PRIDE Live@Music Station 20050218

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ PRIDE Live@Music Station 20050218

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So awesome…

 

Re:ache is HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR’s final single. It’s a slower song.

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ Reache

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ Re:ache

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Credit: source DVD from GKJaylee@jpopsuki

As of this release I guess the band is officially broken up.

 

Ichirin no hana was the first song I ever heard of HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR, and it has remained one of my absolute favourites. It has pretty much everything.

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ Ichirin no Hana Live@Music Station 20060120

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ Ichirin no Hana Live@Music Station 20060120

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Credit: source vid lotd11@jpopsuki

It’s sad that H&MC are disbanding, and even sadder that Maki left to begin with. Just look how she shines in this video.

I really like Maki’s outfit in this performance (same as in the music video) too. Very cool.

 

Since Maki quit HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR and was replaced by HALCA, the band released one album last September. After that it’s been very quiet…

Now it’s been announced that HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR are disbanding after their next single “Re:ache”, which will be out in August. After that HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR will be no more :( . The reason for the breakup is supposedly differences in attitude and goals (it doesn’t get much fuzzier than that :P ).

I can’t say I was all that surprised when hearing the news and I’m not really upset about it (unlike when Maki quit).

Source: Sankei Sports via Tokyo Graph + thanks to Sebbe for the tip ;)

 

It’s time for some “classic” High and Mighty Color in the form of the music video for Here I am.

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ Here I am

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ Here I am

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This is High and Mighty Color’s first PV with new vocalist HALCA. The song is from their upcoming album Swamp Man. The wait has been long and that usually means that expectations have had time to build up.

I must say that I’m a bit disappointed with the PV, the song and HALCA’s performance. So, if you have high expectations, you might want to lower them a notch before watching the video.

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ good bye

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ good bye

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Credit: source video from Guitar_Hero.@jpopsuki

The video is basically just a shaky camera and I feel that it doesn’t “show off” HALCA like I would have expected for her PV debut. Maki was always the center of attention in the previous videos. Maki also looked “fresher”.

The song is “fine”, but not quite what I was hoping for.

I was hoping that I could just accept HALCA and think of it as a new band, but it’s hard not to compare her with Maki. I still have hopes for the band. They could do with a new hit though.

 

Here I’ve collected the remaining HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR videos that I’ve posted up to this point.

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ PSP video collection part 2

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ PSP video collection part 2

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You can find part 1 here.

 
XYZ

It’s been a while since we heard anything from HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR. They’ve now released their first single featuring their new vocalist HALCA. I suppose it’s a digital single, since I haven’t seen it in any stores.

Credit: song from KannaSesshou@jpopsuki

So what do you think about HALCA? She sounds somewhat similar to Maki. I don’t feel the same “presence” that Maki had, but perhaps it’s just this song. I would love to see a (video recording of a) live performance.

Their next album Swamp Man will be out in September.

 
HALCA

Last week High and Mighty Color posted a picture of their new vocalist HALCA (Haruka) on their official blog. It’s the picture to the side here.

The profile pictures on their official site have also been updated with pictures from a new photo shoot. You can click the images below for bigger versions.

HALCA is quite pretty and I think she seems to fit nicely into the band. Her style in the photo shoot below is kind of similar to Maki’s. I hope that HALCA doesn’t try to be a new Maki, but adds something completely new to the band. I also hope that her vocals are good, of course.

  • H&MC with HALCA
  • HALCA profile

As a side-note I also heard that Maki is expecting her first child.

 

Sorry for the recent lack of updates. It’s been a heck of a month (I moved, went to the Netherlands, I’ve been ill). I’m still living among boxes. I can’t really decide how to put the furniture.

Anyway, here’s a High and Mighty Color video for the time being :)

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ OVER ~PRECIOUS VERSION~

HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR ~ OVER ~PRECIOUS VERSION~

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