A few months ago, back when I was still in Singapore, I discovered this pre-debuted artist called CREAM (CREAtive tEAM) who wrote their own original songs, recorded them and put them on YouTube. Just recently, they started releasing some of their songs for free download every 2 weeks, as well as released some rental albums/e-albums. Before that, I had to rip audio from YouTube to listen to them from my iPod.
I can confidently say that CREAM is my absolute favourite artist, and nobody knows them because they didn't take the regular debut route. I think they'll be getting a lot more famous soon, though, because they did sing the theme song for Yamada Yu's most recent drama, VISION.
Anyway, I knew that I definitely had to go for a CREAM live show (also known as Nama Cream- a Japanese pun too troublesome to explain) once I got to Tokyo. I missed a few because they were on school nights, but eventually there was one on a weekend and it was free entry!!! I managed to convince Mai and Alyssa to come with me, and was talking about it one day when Kanako overheard me, and turns out she knows CREAM too!!! The first one I've met~
Not only does Kanako know CREAM, Minami from the duo is her senior from high school! We decided to go together, and Mai abandoned us because she didn't know CREAM and couldn't be bothered to come. ¬_¬ In the end, it was just Kanako, Alyssa (who doesn't know CREAM either, but still came) and I. We had to run across Shibuya to make it in within the free-entry time limit.
Boy, was running worth it. We had to wait hours for the live to start, but we were forceful gaijins and forced our way to dead center front row!!! Minami was so amazing and gorgeous IRL.
Because I was smack middle front row, while I was waving my hands to the music, Staxx T grabbed my hands for half a minute!!!!!
We also got a free CREAM sticker because we were within the first 100 to enter! ૮( ऀืົཽु ˙̫̮ ऀืົཽू)ა✧
Anyway, enough raving- I've been meaning to share CREAM on my blog for ages but never got around to doing it, so I'd like to introduce my favourite artists ever:
This is my absolute favourite song of theirs, and I have even the rap memorised. Sadly, they didn't sing this at the live I went to. As I type this right now, they are having a live in Shibuya again, but it's a school night, so I can't go. (;´༎ຶД༎ຶ`)
Anyway, I high recommend CREAM, and if you want my next few favourite songs, they're Be Alright, Whatever & Kissing. I basically like everything they sing, but these are the top few!
I'm definitely going to a CREAM live again, especially now that I live in Tokyo. Incidentally, that night I tweeted about being at the CREAM live all the way from Singapore, and both Minami and Staxx T retweeted me~~~ =͟͟͞͞ ऀืົཽ≀ ͔ ͕̮ ऀืົཽ✧
In case you can't already tell, I'm having an awesome time living the Tokyo life, so much that I barely have the time to blog anymore, but I'm trying. I can't even take that many photos on a daily basis anymore because my phone's camera sucks. All the photos in this post were shamelessly stolen from Kanako. But let's not think about that and just enjoy the music~